Connect to Gtalk
Adding Gtalk (or google talk) to your jabber client.
- click the Psi symbol in the bottom-left corner
- select ‘Account Setup.’
- Click ‘Add’ in the ‘Psi: Jabber Accounts’ window.
- Enter a name for your account in the ‘Name:’ field (we suggest ‘Google Talk’). Also, make sure that the box next to ‘Register new account’ is not checked.
- Click ‘Add.’
- Enter your full Gmail email address in the ‘Jabber ID:’ field (including ‘@gmail.com’ *).
We also recommend checking:
- Automatically connect on startup
- Automatically connect after sleep
- Automatically reconnect if disconnected
gmail.com is not the only domain which can host Google Talk Jids; please use the appropriate domain part for your account (e.g. @googlemail.com for UK Gmail accounts).
Open the ‘Connection’ tab.
Select ’Ignore SSL warnings’ checkbox.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I get the “failed authenticity test” error?
The gmail.com certificate failed the authenticity test.
Reason: Certificate is self-signed.
This is not an error message, this is a warning message.
You can disable the warning by checking ‘Ignore SSL warnings’ in the Account Properties dialog.
Alternatively, in Linux, you can also save the certificate in your ~/.psi/certs/mycert.crt with the command :
openssl s_client -host talk.google.com -port 5223
copy paste everything between –BEGIN and –END, including the BEGIN and END into a file ~/.psi/certs/mycert.crt
My Psi looks different from the one in the screenshots here
The screenshots were taken on Windows XP & Vista. As you probably know, Psi is a multiplatform client running on Windows, MacOS and Linux. The window borders, buttons, everything can look different, but behaves the same way.
The official client connects on port 443. Can I do that with Psi?
Port 443 is reserved for the HTTPS protocol – the secure version of HTTP. The official client maintains a permanent connection on port 5222, just like any other Jabber/XMPP client in usual configurations. When 5222 is unavailable, Talk connects on 443. This was previously an undocumented extension but now port 443 can behave like 5223.
If you’re behind a firewall or a proxy, you might also want to configure a proxy for that account.
Note that you will have to select legacy SSL in the account settings for it to work over port 443.