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Pidgin + Google Apps for Your Domain with 2-factor Authentication

  1. Create an app-specific password for Pidgin: https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords
  2. Add a new account in Pidgin:
    • Basic tab:
      • Protocol: Google Talk or XMPP
      • Username: {yourusername}
      • Domain: {yourdomain.tld}
      • Resource: {left blank}
      • Password: {app-specific password}
      • Remember password: Checked
    • Advanced tab:
      • Connection security: Use Old-style SSL
      • Connect port: 443
      • Connect server: talk.google.com
      • File transfer proxies: proxy.eu.jabber.org (the default)

Hat-tip: http://superuser.com/a/894407