Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide

14.5.10 Turning the Publicly Writable Calendars Feature Off

Publicly Writable Calendars is a Calendar Server feature. You can turn this feature on or off. It is enabled by default. The following task shows how to edit the configuration file to change the setting.

With this feature enabled, calendars can be scheduled (written to) when an invitation is generated. The event will automatically be added to the attendees' calendars.

With this feature disabled, calendar owners will get an email notification only when an invitation is generated. The event will not be automatically added to the attendees' calendars. Only the owners are allowed to add events and tasks to the calendar.

ProcedureTo Disable Users from Having Publicly Writable Calendars

  1. Log in as an administrator with configuration privileges.

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

  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 ics.conf parameter as shown in the following table:


    Description and Default Value  



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

  6. Save the file as ics.conf.

  7. Restart Calendar Server.