Importing ICAL ics files into Zarafa

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With curl you are able to import ICal ics files into Zarafa. Before you do this, you need to make sure that the zarafa-ical service is started:

/etc/init.d/zarafa-ical start

The zarafa-ical service runs on port 8080 by default. You can change these settings in /etc/zarafa/ical.cfg. In this document we use the default settings.


Now you can import ics files to the users default calendar using curl:

curl -u [username]:[password] -T [path to ics file] http://[zarafa-ical-server]:8080/ical/[username]


You can also import to users default calendar using a zarafa-admin user:

curl -u [zarafa-admin user]:[password] -T [path to ics file] http://[zarafa-ical-server]:8080/ical/[username]


If you want to import calendars to different calendars then the default calendar, use:

curl -u [username]:[password] -T [path to ics file] http://[zarafa-ical-server]:8080/ical/[username]/[calendar name]

If the calendar does not exist yet, the last example will not work when using a zarafa-admin user. This needs to be done as the user itself. There is a workaround however if you need to do some massive scripting on this and you don't know the users' passwords.

You will need to run the zarafa-ical service and zarafa-server on the same host. Change the server_socket in /etc/zarafa/ical.cfg to:

server_socket = file:///var/run/zarafa

After this change restart the zarafa-ical service.

You can now import calendars (both default calendars and calendars that need to be newly created) as the user. But now the zarafa-ical service will accept any password as the users' password as long as it is not empty:

curl -u [username]:[any password] -T [path to ics file] http://[zarafa-ical-server]:8080/ical/[username]/[calendar name]
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