[CalendarServer-users] Experimenting with 2.4 on Linux

John Murdie john at cs.york.ac.uk
Fri Apr 9 11:16:47 PDT 2010

I've been experimenting with Calendar Server 2.4 on (Slackware) Linux
(13.0), and would like to compare notes. I'm using only SSL and have
provided a self-signed certificate - I'd need to stump up some money for
something better. I'm using accounts.xml just to experiment with.

Evolution 2.62.2 seems fine as "user01" (or anyone else), but with
Sunbird 1.0b1 (though Sunbird is obsolescent) and also in Thunderbird
3.0.4 with Lightning 1.0b1, I've fallen foul of Bug 523555 - "Cannot add
CalDAV calendar via HTTPS if server has invalid/self-signed certificate"
- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=523555 - fixed in
development code on the 27th March, apparently.

I had iCal 4.0.2 working fine on Mac OS X 10.6 without SSL with Calendar
Server 2.3, but now with 2.4 when I try: iCal -> Preferences -> Accounts
and click "+", and following http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3861 for
rough guidance, I see:

Page "Add an account"
- - - - - - - - - - -

Account type: CalDAV
User name: user01
Password: user01
Server address: https://calendar.mydomain.tld:8443/calendars/users/user01


Verifying ... "No CalDAV server was found at the specified address."


Page "Calendar Server Options"
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Account Template: iCal Server
User name: user01
Password: user01
Server address: https://calendar.cs.york.ac.uk
Server path: /calendars/users/user01/
Port: 8443   Use SSL: yes

Create.  "The account information was not found. Async operation timed

Nothing visible in calendar server error log while this is going on,
debug level = "info".

Next step is Kerberos, once I find a fix or a work-around for the above

John A. Murdie

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