Opened 8 weeks ago

Closed 5 weeks ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#17097 closed defect (fixed)

AOL is announcing the shutdown of access to Adium users.

Reported by: rthiemann Owned by:
Milestone: Adium Component: Service/AIM
Version: Severity: major
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:

Description (last modified by Robby)


I logged on to Adium today and got the following message from AOL.

"AOL System Msg: Hello. Effective 3/28, we will no longer support connections to the AIM network via this method. If you wish to use the free consumer AIM product, we invite you to visit for more information."

Steps to reproduce

  1. Launch Adium
  2. Connect to AIM account.

Expected results

Didn't expect to get warning message.

Actual results

Got warning message.



Attachments (1)

Adium.AOLWarning.png (141.7 KB) - added by rthiemann 8 weeks ago.
AOL Service warning.

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Change History (10)

Changed 8 weeks ago by rthiemann

AOL Service warning.

comment:1 Changed 8 weeks ago by buddykat

I received the same message when I signed on last night.

Apparently they are not completely removing all third party access, just older methods of access. There's a really good article here -

Unfortunately, I don't know what type of access they are going to be allowing for third party apps, but hopefully this will help in finding information to update to whatever newer authentication method they will be using.

comment:2 Changed 5 weeks ago by dwd

That arstechnica article was updated to say that what is really being shut down is MD5-based authentication. Does anybody know what it would take to update Adium to a newer hash function? The article says that Pidgin will get updated (and probably it is updated by now).

comment:3 Changed 5 weeks ago by Robby

Yes, a new version Pidgin was released on 9 March with updated AIM dev and dist IDs assigned by AOL. We are yet to receive ours.

comment:4 Changed 5 weeks ago by dwd

The author of the ars Technica article has now sent a reminder to his AOL contact.

comment:5 Changed 5 weeks ago by Robby

Oh. We have received IDs in the meantime and are preparing a release. :-)

comment:6 Changed 5 weeks ago by Robby

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone set to Adium
  • Severity changed from normal to major

comment:7 Changed 5 weeks ago by Robert Vehse <robertvehse@…>

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In 395e617c3bdc) For AIM, use the DevID and the distID supplied to us by an AOL representative in March 2017. Fixes #17097.

comment:8 Changed 3 weeks ago by dwd

So when will be released? AIM login is now broken.

comment:9 Changed 3 weeks ago by dwd

Oddly, AIM is working again through Adium, for now at least.

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