Setting Up Oracle Calendar Sources

Oracle recommends creating one source group for archived calendar data and another source group for active calendar data. One instance for the archived source can run less frequently, such as every week or month. This source should cover all history. A separate instance for the active source can run daily for only the most recent period.

Setting Up Identity Management for Oracle Calendar

The Oracle SES instance and the Oracle Calendar instance must be connected to the same Oracle Internet Directory system.

To set up a secure Oracle Calendar source: 

  1. On the Global Settings - Identity Management Setup page in the Oracle SES Administration GUI, select the Oracle Internet Directory identity plug-in manager, and click Activate.

  2. Use the following LDIF file to create an application entity for the plug-in. An application entity is a data structure within LDAP used to represent and keep track of software applications accessing the directory with an LDAP client.

    Oracle_home/bin/ldapmodify -h oidHost -p OIDPortNumber -D "cn=orcladmin" -w password -f Oracle_home/search/config/ldif/calPlugin.ldif

    This string defines the entity that is used for the plug-in: orclapplicationcommonname=ocscalplugin,cn=oses,cn=products,cn=oraclecontext. The entity has the password welcome1.

Creating an Oracle Calendar Source

Create an Oracle Calendar source on the Home - Sources page. Select Oracle Calendar from the Source Type list, and click Create. Enter values for the parameters described in Table 8-5.

Table 8-5 Calendar Source Parameters

Parameter Value

Calendar server

http://host name:port

Application entity name


Application entity password


OID server hostname

Oracle Internet Directory hostname

OID server port


OID server SSL port


OID server ldapbase


OID login attribute


User query


Past days


Future days




Calendar server for Display URL

Calendar endpoint URL to be used to formulate the display URL; for example, http://calendarserver:7777.

If this parameter is blank, then the value provided for the Calendar server parameter is used to formulate the display URL.

Oracle Calendar Attributes

  • Description

  • Priority

  • Status

  • start date

  • end date

  • event Type

  • Author

  • Created Date

  • Title

  • Location

  • Dial_info

  • ConferenceID

  • ConferenceKey

  • Duration