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Oracle Calendar Server Administrator's Guide
Release 5.5

Part Number B10093-01
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Authentication, Compression and Encryption framework for the calendar server.

agenda or calendar

The scheduling calendar of a user or resource.

base DN

The location in the directory server tree under which all calendar users and resources are located.


Distinguished name used to authenticate to the Directory Server when performing an operation. See your Directory Server documentation for more information.


A node network in which one node, designated the "master node", is responsible for on-line registration (via the web client) and network management.

Calendar Administrator

A new cgi or fcgi-based tool for on-line calendar administration.

Calendar daemons/ services

Five UNIX daemons or multi-threaded Windows NT services:


A user who has been given the right to modify the calendar of another user or resource.

Directory service

A database application designed to manage descriptive, attribute-based information about people and resources within an organization.

Distinguished Name

String representation of an entry's name and location in an LDAP directory.


A computer running an installation of the calendar server or directory server.


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, a directory service protocol designed to run over TCP/IP and across multiple platforms.


LDAP Data Interchange Format. Format used to represent Directory Server entries in text form.

Local node

A calendar server node located on the host you are presently signed in to.

Local resource

A resource whose calendar is maintained on the node you are presently signed in to.

Local user

A user whose calendar is maintained on the node you are presently signed in to.

Master node

A specially designated node in a cluster that finds user accounts on other nodes.


A calendar database containing all user and resource information and calendars.

Node alias

A descriptive title that can be used in addition to the Node-ID to differentiate between multiple nodes.


A unique identification number assigned when a node is created. Node-IDs must be unique across the enterprise.

Node network

A series of two or more connected nodes.

Object class

Defines an entry type in an LDAP directory by defining which attributes are contained in the entry.

Remote node

A calendar server node that is part of a node network but is not located on the node you are signed in to.

Remote resource

A resource whose calendar is maintained on a another node.

Remote user

A user whose calendar is maintained on a another node.


An inanimate object, such as a conference room or a piece of equipment, that has its own calendar. When creating an event in their calendar, users can invite resources in the same way that they invite other users. Resources are managed by users who act as designates. Resources can also be used to create a calendar for tracking related enterprise-wide information, such as company holidays or employees' travel schedules.

Resource Relative DN

A location in the LDAP directory relative to the calendar server base DN in which all calendar server resources are stored.

Schema definition

Describes the types of information that can be stored as entries in the LDAP directory.


The administrator of a calendar server node.


A person who uses a calendar client to connect to a node and manage his/her personal calendar.


See Calendar Administrator