Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Enable Anonymous Access

  1. Log in as an administrator with permission to change the configuration.

  2. Stop Calendar Server services by issuing the stop-cal.

  3. Change to the /etc/opt/SUNWics5/cal/config directory.

  4. Save your old ics.conf file by copying and renaming it.

  5. Edit the following parameters in the ics.conf to enable anonymous access:


    Enables or disables allowing anonymous access users to write to public calendars. Enable access by setting the value to "yes", which is the default.


    Enables users to have publicly writable calendars. This is enabled by default (set to "yes").


    Enable anonymous access (login) by setting this parameter to "yes", if necessary. The default value is "yes".


    For security purposes with anonymous logins enabled, you might want to disable searching through the LDAP first when doing calendar searches, by setting this parameter to "no", which is the default.

    Note –

    Communications Express expects the value of the service.calendarsearch.ldap parameter to be "no". This conflicts with instructions given for tuning your system for best performance in a DWP environment, (in which your database is distributed across multiple back-ends.) See 21.2 Improving Calendar Search Performance in a DWP Environment.

  6. Save the file as ics.conf.

  7. Restart Calendar Server.


    For instructions on configuring Communications Express, see theSun Java System Communications Express 6.3 Administration Guide.