[CalendarServer-users] best practices for sharing calendars

Omer Faruk SEN omerfsen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 01:25:33 PDT 2011

I think what i want to achive is similar to

it was disabled on code. Apart from my questions below is there a way
create "shared calendars" instead of "group calnedars" without using wiki?
I use

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 10:15 PM, Omer Faruk SEN <omerfsen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to understand the concept of calendar sharing and I will
> appreciate if someone clarify this to me.
> 1) My main purpose is to use calendarserver as a remote calendar server
> that users can use remote calendar of their own via remotely. That can be
> done easily of course.
> 2) My second purpose is to create a shared calendar.
> For my second aim what is the best practice? I am trying to understand the
> calendar sharing concept. How do you do that?
> a)Using an account and giving out its user name and password to everybody
> involved? such as:
>   <user>
>     <uid>shared</uid>
>     <password>shared</password>
>     <name>shared calendar</name>
>   </user>
> b) Or creating a group and adding all users to that shared group so
> everybody can see each others calendar that is at the same group?
> I have found a tutorial http://www.ronregev.com/misc/pim_server_tutorial/and actually i have applied to concept here but i can't seem to create a
> shared calendar especially usage of guid part as stated in that document:
> *If everything worked so far, then we are almost set. Almost, but not
> quite. The problem is that the CalDAV server identifies the calendar groups
> (meaning, the users) by assigning them unique, long guid values. We have
> to locate the newly-created guid value for our first user, and add it to
> the file accounts-text.xml, or the server will not know which calendar
> belongs to that user the next time we run it. This is why we must add one
> user at a time to iCal - so that we can identify the proper guid for this
> user.*
> What is the relation of uid and guid? Is it used for sharing calendar if
> not what is the aim of guid here?
> What is the aim of <user></user> and <group></group> it is just like on
> standart unix permissions?
> c) My last question is that say there is a shared calendar
> http://<server>/calendars/users/shared/calendar and i see that a client
> can make an event public or private. What is the aim of making an event
> public or private? It is used for calendar sharing in a grouped environment
> Regards.
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