Connect to your Skype for Business Office 365 Account using Pidgin

  1. Add the following PPA: (not needed for Ubuntu 18.04)
  2. Install/Update pidgin and pidgin-sipe packages
  3. Create a new account with type “Office Communicator”
  4. User name should be
  5. Leave the “login” empty
  6. In the Advanced Tab, under server, enter
  7. Connection Type and Authentication Scheme should be set to Auto
  8. Use the following as the User Agent: UCCAPI/15.0.4420.1017 OC/15.0.4420.1017
  9. Enjoy!!

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