CalDav and Mulberry

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Introduction

Zimbra 5.0 Supports the CalDAV standard. CalDAV is a protocol allowing calendar access via WebDAV. CalDAV models calendar events as HTTP resources in iCal format, and models calendars containing events as WebDAV collections.

This allows users to publish and subscribe to calendars, share them collaboratively, synchronize between multiple users and synchronize between multiple devices. The CalDAV standard is an implementation of iCal(The standard, not the client) on a WebDAV server.

When using CalDAV, all of the users calendars are added to Mulberry.

Originally developed for the Apple Macintosh, versions now exist for that platform as well as Microsoft Windows and Linux using the X window system. Mulberrys strengths include strict compliance with internet standards such as IMAP, LDAP, IMSP, ACAP, and iCalendar, and support for IMAP disconnected operation.

Requirements

  1. Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0 RC2 or higher
  2. MacOS, Windows, Linux
  3. Mulberry 4.0.8 or higher

Configuration

  1. Once Mulberry has been downloaded and installed, run the application
  2. Open the Preferences. On Mac: click Mulberry- Preferences. On Windows/Linux: File- Preferences
  3. Select the Account dropdown menu and choose New
  4. Give the new account a name, such as Calendar or Zimbra
  5. From the Account Type dropdown, choose CalDAV Calendar and hit OK
  6. Now that the preferences are loaded for your new CalDAV Account, select the Server text box and type your server name without http(s) or a trailing slash. For example, if my server were http://mail.testzimbra.com/ I would type mail.testzimbra.com - If you dont know this information, you should see your system administrator.
  7. In the Authentication selector, select the User ID text box and type your username. username or username@domain.com are acceptable formats.
  8. Check the Save User ID or Save Password if you wish to have Mulberry remember your username and/or password.
  9. Select the Options selector, and select the Path text box. Type /dav/(username)/ in the box, for example, if my username were ddemouser, I would type: /dav/ddemouser/
  10. Click OK

Macintosh: Zimbra Connector for iSync

The Zimbra Connector for iSync syncs Zimbra calendars to iCal for Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5). However, the sync is done using SOAP and not CalDAV. The Zimbra Connector for iSync does not support Mulberry, so any sync must be done to iCal(the application). Users are encouraged to use CalDAV whenever possible. Native CalDAV is supported through iCal in MacOS 10.5 only.

Issues and Resources

There is a known issue with Calendars and Spaces. To ensure that you're able to use your calendars using Mulberry, make sure none of your calendars contain spaces: http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=28577

http://www.mulberrymail.com/index.shtml - Mulberry Home Page

http://www.zimbra.com/forums - Zimbra Forums

http://ietf.osafoundation.org/caldav/ - CalDAV Standards Homepage

http://www.calconnect.org - CalConnect Homepage

http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=CalDAV_with_Leopard_iCal - CalDAV with Leopard iCal

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