A group calendar can be created for any calendar-enabled LDAP group. This calendar can be scheduled much like an individual's calendar. Invitations sent to the group are scheduled to the group calendar and all individual member calendars. If a group calendar does not yet exist at the time it is invited to an event, and autoprovisioning is turned on, the system creates a calendar with a default set of properties and ACLs.
The following are some facts about group calendars:
Group calendars do not have user interface preference like calendars for individuals because no one logs into a group calendar.
Individuals need to subscribe to the group calendar to view it.
The group's owner is responsible for setting the appropriate ACLs.
Fetching free-busy information for a group calendar produces only the information for the group calendar, not the individual members' calendars.
If a group calendar ACL does not allow invitation by an event organizer, the system returns an error. No group members are invited in this case.
An organizer can invite a group using either its group calendar ID, or its mailing address.
For more information about Calendar Server users, see Chapter 14, Administering Users, Groups, and Resources.