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5002 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2008 12:40 PM by Josh Tidsbury RSS
Joshua Tidsbury Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Dec 19, 2007 5:59 AM

I continually get this error when trying to edit a group's calendar in iCal:

Access to "Daily Planet" in "Post Sound 6" in account "Post Sound" is not permitted.

The server responded:
"HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden"
to operation CalDAVScheduleEventQueueableOperation.

The operations are completed, as the data is actually being saved in the calendar and syncable from other workstations, but it is a frustrating error message. Has anyone else come across this issue?

Many thanks,
Powerbook 1.67 G4 (15 Superdrive), XServe Xeon, XRaid, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Cyrus Daboo Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Dec 20, 2007 7:36 AM (in response to Joshua Tidsbury)
    What do you see in the server's /var/log/caldavd/error.log file?
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Dan Gardner Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 20, 2007 3:19 PM (in response to Joshua Tidsbury)
    I had the same issue. Then I read this post, scroll down to Patrick Gibson's response.

    I created my own user calendar account through Preferences/Accounts not the standard Home, Work, etc. Once I did that I could see the other calendars accounts that I had given myself access to ( our Group Calendar), I clicked on Show and then I was able to see the shared calendar, send invites, accept invites etc. I too was trying to do it by making the shared calendar it's own account not a delegated calendar to my account.

    One thing seems weird. If someone sends me an invite from the shared calendar then it comes to my personal calendar and I end up with two graphics for the event. It kind of makes sense because it is blocking out time on my personal calendar and I am also looking at the shared calendar. It just seems clunky.

    hope it helps
    PM Quad Core, 8gIPhone, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Cyrus Daboo Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Jan 2, 2008 7:30 AM (in response to Joshua Tidsbury)
    The way things are setup you are not authorized to do scheduling operations with that group. At some point you must have created an event with some attendees on the group calendar and iCal is attempting to send the scheduling message to those attendees, but the server is denying that operation.
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Josh Tidsbury Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 2, 2008 12:40 PM (in response to Cyrus Daboo)
    Thanks Cyrus. I actually spoke to tech support about this issue, and after speaking with the engineers, I was told that the system was never meant to work this way... that the group calendars are only meant to be used as wiki based calendars, not within iCal. The permissions simply won't support this implementation. However, if you add users as delegates to the group calendar, it will circumvent the permissions (403) error, and will work fine for now.

    I hope they come up with a better solution than this in a future update, but despite the headaches, this will work for the time being.
    MacBook Pro; Xeon Xserve; XRaid, Mac OS X (10.5.1)


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