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iCal Server, iPhone, Delegates (or lack there of) & Alerts

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Ellen Feis Calculating status...
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Jul 22, 2009 10:22 AM
I have set up iCal Server, with a company-wide calendar, with all employees added as delegates. When I add an employee's CalDAV account on their 3.0 iPhone, they don't see the company-wide calendar, because iPhone 3.0 doesn't support delegates. But then when I set the company-wide iCal CalDAV on the iPhone, and set an alert, obviously every iPhone in the company receives the alert. Even when I turn off "New Alert Notices" in the iPhone settings, the iPhones still receive the alerts. I would like to avoid every iPhone in the company from receiving every alert, yet be able to view and add events to the company-wide calendar.

Any ideas?
Mac OS Server 10.5.7, iPhone 3.0, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Bryan Jeal Calculating status...
    What I had to do on our iPhones is add each Calendar that was is a delegate (in iCal) but use the current user's id to authenticate (ie. Person X is a Delegate on Person Y's iCal. Add Person X to Person Y's iPhone and use Person Y's login and password for Person X's CalDAV account). However, we have the same problem as you do with alerts and it is driving my boss CRAZY! Any help on that front would be appreciated!
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Bryan Jeal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As a side note: You should probably have setup a group and made a group calendar for a company wide calendar...

    Just a thought... ^_^
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Protean Calculating status...
    This doesn't answer your question but there is a way to make delegates work on the iPhone. If you are setup as a delegate of someone's calendars you can trick the iPhone into giving you full access to that calendar. For each delegate you need a separate CalDAV account setup in the iPhone which is a pain but doable for small companies.

    Setup the CalDAV account with your server and your login information. Put anything you want for the description but I suggest the name of the calendar user you are gaining access to.

    When done, go back into the account details and click Advanced Settings. Click the Account URL and change the end of the URL from: "\yourname" to "\Jane" (in my example, use the short name of the person you're accessing)

    When you go back into your list of calendars you will see this new category with the calendars listed.
    G5 Dual 2.3, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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