How to StatusNet
BitlBee has support for StatusNet, an open source social networking and micro-blogging Software based on the OpenMicroBlogging specification. It uses the same protocol as twitter, but defaults to a base_url pointing at an Identi.ca, and with OAuth disabled.
Note: since new Identi.ca doesn't support StatusNet API, you should change the API base_url to your active StatusNet instance. if you don't know what is your base_url address, follow StatusNet API Discovery.
To use your StatusNet account in BitlBee do as follow.
<nick> account add identica <handle> [<password>] <root> Account successfully added <nick> account identica set oauth false <root> oauth = `false' <nick> account identica set base_url 'https://example.com/api/' <root> base_url = `https://example.com/api/' <nick> account identica set password <MyTopSecretPassword> <root> Setting changed successfully <nick> account identica on <root> Trying to get all accounts connected... <root> identica - Logging in: Connecting
The optional password on the first step is not needed, as it is set in a later step. It's unclear why there's even an option to supply the password there.