CalDAV on 2.0
I just downloaded 2.0 and it is a great upgrade from 1.X. Especially the native email and calendar will be a great addition for me since I use it primarily for business purposes.
However I've been trying to set up my business calendar for a while but it does not seem to work. At the office we use a server with Mac OSX Server for syncing our calendars/contacts.
Now I know that Apple and other hardware/software brands do not always work together very well but it is my understanding that CalDAV is an open protocol so it shouldn't matter.
I think the problem is that the CalDAV setup on the Playbook asks for an emailadress, username and password for authentication while I only use a username and a password for authenticating on my laptop.
Has anyone been able to set up CalDAV without an email address. Or even better, with the same setup like me using Mac OSX server.
Besides this 2.0 works great!
- 02-21-2012, 12:55 PM #3
I finally got CalDAV to work with Google Calendar. In the server box, just use "www.google.com". However, it's still not syncing multiple calendars. It seems on the surface that you have to treat OS2 as an iPhone and go here to select multiple calendars:
But, upon calendar refresh, I still only see the primary one.
- 02-21-2012, 12:56 PM #4
From my understanding, if you you multiple calendars setup in Google, you will need setup each one individually on the Playbook. Each calendar has a code/name and you use it to setup the calendar as caldav.Curve 8330 -> Storm 9530 -> Torch 9800 Aug 2010 -> Bold 9900 June 2012 & Playbook 04/19/11
- 02-21-2012, 01:13 PM #6
UPDATE: Here's the settings that finally allowed syncing to work: http://support.google.com/calendar/b...=99358#sunbird
Last edited by redbutt; 02-21-2012 at 02:41 PM.
- 02-21-2012, 04:39 PM #8
I didn't use either one - I clicked on the link below that said if you have an ipod touch etc click this article... CalDAV Calendar Sync - Google Mobile Help.
To find the calendar ID, go to gmail -> Calendar -> Settings -> Calendars -> Click the calendar you want -> Scroll down to calendar adderss and look for Calendar ID there.Curve 8330 -> Storm 9530 -> Torch 9800 Aug 2010 -> Bold 9900 June 2012 & Playbook 04/19/11
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-22-2012, 02:39 AM #11
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I'm having the same issues as the OP trying to connect to my own CalDav server. I'm running DaviCal on Ubuntu.
CalDav features work fine under Thunderbird on my desktop machines but putting the same server info into the Playbook just returns errors.
If I browse to <ServerIP>/davical/caldav.php/<user>/home in the playbook's browser it prompts me for my CalDav user name and password. Once entered the playbook downloads my home.ics file which suggests that it's capable of accessing my calendar data. I guessing the CalDav software in OS 2.0 is only set up to authenticate with services such as Yahoo and Google hence the requirement to add an email address in the account info Has anyone else had any luck getting calendar data from their private or work CalDav server?
- CrackBerry Newbie
04-16-2012, 10:03 AM #12
- 3 Posts
Caldav whit SSL
How can we send request to RIM about this issue?
I releay like the native calendar client on my Plabook 2.0 It work great, it sync great on my hotmail or gmail account. But my info are on a Zimbra server at work. Zimbra work well in IMAP but no CalDAV nor CardDav whit SSL!!! I try the Adroid honeycom native calendar app in it bad, lag, fat, borring, missing thing, not good at all. I don't think it a big thing to add a secure way to sync calendar.
BTW, CalDav and CardDav whit SSL work just fine on IPhone and IPad
Wake up RIM, dont give a chance.
- CrackBerry User
12-05-2012, 04:12 PM #15
- 54 Posts
Re: CalDAV on 2.0
I found that Zimbra works perfectly if you select Microsoft Exchange Activesync instead of IMAP when setting-up the account.
I was really frustrated that I could not sync calendar and contacts when using IMAP, but when I tried the Exchange option and my Zimbra login, my mail, contacts and calendar synced without the need for any further settings.
I should add that I am using OS 126.96.36.1998
- 03-01-2013, 01:26 PM #17
Select the CalDAV Account on your Playbook account setup. Type in your Google email-address in the username, and again the Google email-address in the email-address field. Password is the same as you use on Google. The server address is the tricky one: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/...LADRESS/events . I had to type in the email address the following way to get it worked: exmaple%40gmail.com . So I used %40 instead of @ and it worked.
Can someone verify that contacts and calendar is synched, too when you just set up the standard Gmail Account on the Playbook?
- 03-01-2013, 01:47 PM #18
Last I tried, they were all working: Cal/Card Dav, ActiveSync and plain simple gmail add.
Only the avatars were taking a bit too long to download.
- CrackBerry Master
04-01-2013, 09:36 PM #19
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ok, rather than start a new thread on CalDAV on the PB I figure I'd add onto this one as it got me a bit further than previously. So I basically have my default calendar added with CalDAV just fine. Now I want to add the US Holidays calendar as a second CalDAV calendar. Can anyone please direct me on what I should use for the settings?
Username: my @gmail.com email address
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Server Address: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/<my @gmail.com email address>/events
This pretty much adds a second calendar to my tablet, however the events are identical to my default. I figure it has something to do with the Server Address and the text I would put in between the < >. I've tried email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, en.usa#holiday%40group.v.calendar.gmail.com, en.usa#holiday%40group.v.calendar.gmail.com, but none of them let me save the account unless I use my @gmail.com email address. Anyone get this to work??
- 04-09-2013, 06:05 PM #20
Just tried this for US holidays, and it worked:
usa__en%40holiday.calendar.google.comBlackberry Pearl 8100 (red) - Blackberry Bold 9000 (black) - Blackberry Torch 9810 (white) - Blackberry PlayBook (64GB)
- CrackBerry User
04-19-2013, 08:58 PM #21
- 37 Posts
[no expert], can you please give us your complete setup details.
you said that you used [usa__en%40holiday.calendar.google.com]... that must have been part of the server address... correct?
so here is my assumptions:
Email address: email@example.com
Server address: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/...gle.com/events
I tried this (plus many variations) and keep getting errors.
- CrackBerry Master
04-20-2013, 10:28 AM #22
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- 05-01-2013, 02:51 PM #23
Oh dear, I didn't check back on this thread and missed you! If [dimm0k]'s answer didn't work for you, here's my setup:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Server address: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/usa__en%40holiday.calendar.google.com/events
Last edited by no expert; 05-01-2013 at 02:56 PM. Reason: removed hyperlinkBlackberry Pearl 8100 (red) - Blackberry Bold 9000 (black) - Blackberry Torch 9810 (white) - Blackberry PlayBook (64GB)
- 05-01-2013, 03:31 PM #24
One other oddity I've noticed about some of the non-user Google calendars, like US Holidays, is that the html code for embedding will sometimes work when the proper Calendar Address doesn't. Example: Houston Dynamos schedule
Calendar Address (ID) shows
but embedding code shows
So, for the emaiI address I used
and for (part of) the server address I used
and it worked. Looks like something to do with the handling of spaces, but my brain hurt trying to figure out any more than that.Blackberry Pearl 8100 (red) - Blackberry Bold 9000 (black) - Blackberry Torch 9810 (white) - Blackberry PlayBook (64GB)