Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide


This guide explains how to administer Sun JavaTM System Calendar Server 6.3 product version. Calendar Server provides a scalable, Web-based solution for centralized calendaring and scheduling for enterprises and service providers. Calendar Server supports personal calendars as well as group and resource scheduling.

Topics in this chapter include:

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is intended for Calendar Server administrators and support specialists responsible for administering and configuring Calendar Server.

Before You Read This Book

Before you install and administer Calendar Server, you must be familiar with the following concepts:

How This Book Is Organized

Part Title 



Part I, Overview of Calendar Server 6.3 SoftwarePart 1, Overview

Provides a high-level overview of Calendar Server, including the components, architecture, interfaces, and protocols. 


Part II, Post Installation Configuration for Calendar Server 6.3 SoftwarePart 2, Post Installation Configuration

Provides instructions for running the program, and instructions for using the post installation database migration utilities such as csmig, csvdmig, csmigrate, and commdirmig.

Note –

The Directory Preparation Tool ( chapter has been moved to the Sun Java System Communications Suite Installation and Configuration Guide.


Part III, Customizing Your Calendar Server ConfigurationPart 3, Customizing Your Calendar Server Configuration

Provides instructions on customizing various aspects of Calendar Server. It also describes how to configure CLD plug-in, how to set up a High Availability environment, set up and manage SSL, configure single sign-on through either Access Manager authentication, or through Messaging Server (circle of trust), configure csstored to take automatic backups, configure Calendar Server with multiple domains, and configure Calendar Server with multiple domains.


Part IV, Calendar Server 6.3 AdministrationPart 4, Calendar Server Administration

Describes the general Calendar Server tasks such as starting and stopping services. It also explains how to create, modify, delete and list domains for a multiple domain environment, administer user and resource LDAP entries, administer Calendars, including access control, administer and maintain the Calendar Server databases and data, back up and restore Calendar Server data, manage the Delete Log database (ics50deletelog.db).


Part V, AppendixesPart 5, Appendixes

This part contains a worksheet for gathering the required information you will need when running the Calendar Server configuration script, The last two appendices provide reference for the Calendar Server command-line utilities and ics.conf parameters.

Related Books for Calendar Server Version 6.3

The following Calendar Server documents are available online in PDF and HTML formats:

In addition, the graphical user interfaces, Communications Express and Delegated Administration Console, have online help.

Calendar Server Version 6.3 Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URL's are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.

Note –

Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Documentation, Support, and Training for Calendar Server Version 6.3

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser