Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#5462 assigned Question/How do I...?

publishing my own calendar

Reported by: Mallory Knodel Owned by: Jamie McClelland
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: calendar mod_dav Cc:
Sensitive: no

Description

Hi,

I'm trying not to rely too heavily on SAAS such as web calendars. I've just installed a calendar extension for my email client and it gives me the option to publish my .isc file.

That means I could integrate my personal calendar with the one I use for work in the online space, but still have ultimate control of that calendar on my own computer.

There is an FAQ about how to use an Apache module to self-publish my file on my own server. Can you help me by just taking a look at this and helping me figure out if I can use my MF/PL account to do it?

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/faq.html#remote_server

Thanks!!

-Mal

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Ross

Keywords: calendar mod_dev added
Owner: set to Jamie McClelland
Status: newassigned

Hi Mallory,

This seems like it would be a really good thing for us to have on a server or multiple servers. The calendar fu of google is too much and we should be looking for options to offer our members. I don't have an answer to your question per se, but I think we should be thinking about how to implement what you're trying to implement.

~/ross

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Jamie McClelland

Hi Mallory - I think we could setup webdav... but it has security problems since you would have to make your .ics file owned by the www-data user, which means anyone on your shared server could potentially read and write to it.

I'm not familiar with wcap or caldav.

However, both horde and lightning support syncml (we have a syncml faq that is a bit dated but should in theory work). Can you give that a shot and see if you can get lightning and horde to sync?

What software does your work space use? If we could get your workspace to communicate with horde, then I think we would be in in business.

Also found this horde option.

Makes me think we should get horde upgraded to the latest version which might make this process easier.

jamie

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Mallory Knodel

It doesn't look like iceowl supports SyncML.

The instructions for the horde option are also for a program, Lightening, that I'm not using.

At the moment, I'm sticking to separate online and offline calendars unless you think there's a way to make the webdav approach more secure even though the risk seems insignificant.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Daniel Kahn Gillmor

Keywords: mod_dav added; mod_dev removed

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Daniel Kahn Gillmor

DAViCal is a free software implmentation of the CalDAV protocol written by Andrew McMillan, a longtime debian debian developer. It also appears to have a pluggable authentication framework.

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