[CalendarServer-users] shared calendars on Linux

Josh Gentry jgentry at swcp.com
Fri Jun 20 13:20:02 PDT 2008

Now that I know I can probably do this with accounts.xml, looks like I
should look at groups and proxies.


On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 01:33:32PM -0600, Josh Gentry wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 02:44:47PM -0400, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> > Hi Josh,
> > 
> > --On June 20, 2008 12:35:44 PM -0600 Josh Gentry <jgentry at swcp.com> wrote:
> > 
> > >I have CalendarServer running on Debian Unstable.  Using the XML File
> > >Directory Service I can create a user and publish a calendar from
> > >Sunbird.  The next step is to share the calendar.  Here I run into a
> > >problem.  I have read that for shared calendars to work I'll have to use
> > >Open Directory Service.  I do not have an OS X server.
> > >
> > >Do I really need to use Open Directory Service for shared calenders?  If
> > >so, does anyone have Open Directory Service running no Linux?
> > 
> > You don't need OD to share calendars. The only time OD is required is if 
> > you want to use the delegates (sharing) feature in the iCal client.
> > 
> > That said, what you do have to do is manually setup delegates/sharing 
> > support. Some of that you can do via the XML file, but it really depends on 
> > exactly how you want to do this. Cn you describe what it is you want to 
> > achieve?
> > 
> That would be useful, wouldn't it :-(  Here we run up against all kinds
> of ignorance on my part.  I have not been a user of this kind of
> application myself, which hinders my understanding of what people want
> from it.  I know we have lots of clients who would like an alternative
> to Exchange for "shared calendaring" or "group calendars," but I don't
> have a fine grained understanding of all the features they want.
> Lets start with what seems basic.  A calendar that multiple users can
> see and some can edit, though maybe not all are allowed to edit.
> Thanks for the response.  I appreciate the help.  This software could
> fill a gaping hole in the services we provide. 
> Thanks again,
> Josh
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