Skype for Business with Linux

As a member of the university you may use the chat function of skype for business with your university account.
You need to install Piding and the Sipe Plugin.
If you use a ZDV Linux installation the packages are named pidgin and pidgin-sipe.

If you open Pidgin for the first time, the Accounts window will open automatically. If an account is already set up, you may navigate to this window by clicking Accounts and then Manage Accounts.

Click on Add.

Fill the following information:
Protocol: change to Office Communicator
User: Your username
Password:Your password
Tick Remember password

If you use a ZDV Linux you can use Kerberos for authentication.. To do so, click Advanced at the top.

Change Authentication scheme to Kerberos.
Tick Use Single Sign-On.

Click on Add.

If you want to add a contact click on Buddies followed by Add Buddy.

A window opens, where you may add new contacts.

Account: may be changed if you use multiple accounts. You add the new contact to the account you select.
Buddy's username: is the e-Mail address of the contact you want to add.
(Optional) Alias: change this option if you want to change the name displayed in your contact list.