Apple Calendar and Contacts Server

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OS X 10.5 and later versions feature a CalDAV Server. It has been released open source as Darwin Calendar Server. OS X also supports CardDAV.

Setup

Most installation should work with auto-discovery.

Note: Android doesn't support the Bonjour protocol for host name resolution. So, if you get a network error during account setup, try to use the server IP address instead of the server name.

CalDAV-Sync

  • Server name: <servername>:<port> (you can omit :<port> if you use standard ports (443 for SSL or 80 for non-SSL))
  • Use SSL: check accordingly
  • Username: your login name
  • Password: your password

If you have trouble to set up the account try

  • Server URL: <servername>:<port>/principals
  • Use SSL: check accordingly
  • Username: your login name
  • Password: your password

At present, auto-discovery of shared resources is not supported. To sync a shared calendar use

  • Server URL: <servername>:<port>/calendars/__uids__/<UID>/<Calendar name or UID>/
  • Use SSL: check accordingly
  • Username: your login name
  • Password: your password

You have to replace <UID> and <Calendar name or UID> by the actual values.

CardDAV-Sync

Auto-discovery should work just like with CalDAV-Sync:

  • Server name: <servername>:<port> (you can omit :<port> if you use standard ports (443 for SSL or 80 for non-SSL))
  • Use SSL: check accordingly
  • Username: your login name
  • Password: your password

If auto-discovery does not work try:

  • Server URL: <servername>:<port>/principals
  • Use SSL: check accordingly
  • Username: your login name
  • Password: your password

To sync a shared resource of another user enter the full path to this resource

  • Server URL: <servername>:<port>/addressbooks/__uids__/<user name or UID>/<address book name or UID>/
  • Use SSL: check accordingly
  • Username: your login name
  • Password: your password

You have to replace <user name or UID> and <address book name or UID> by the actual values (try "addressbook" for "<address book name or UID>").

Known issues

Starting with version 10.10, preemtive authentication seems to be required. (thanks Hans-Peter)