Connect to your Skype for Business Office 365 Account using Pidgin

  1. Add the following PPA: https://launchpad.net/~sipe-collab/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
  2. Install/Update pidgin and pidgin-sipe packages
  3. Create a new account with type “Office Communicator”
  4. User name should be user@domain.org
  5. Leave the “login” empty
  6. In the Advanced Tab, under server, enter sipdir.online.lync.com:443
  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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