6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2015 12:26 PM by SCLerer
Chadburns Level 1 Level 1

I mistakingly deleted my Google internet account in Mavericks because I was having issues with contacts not syncying.  Now that I am trying to add it again, it won't let me.  I'm getting 2 different error messages:

 

 

"Access to account “Google” is not permitted.

 

 

The server responded:

“403”

to operation CalDAVAccountRefreshQueueableOperation."


 

The other error message I was receiving yesterday just said that a "secure connection could not be established".  I deleted my iCal cache files as suggested in another forum post which stopped that error message from coming up.  I have also set up the 2-step verification process through Google hoping that would solve the problem, but it hasn't.

 

I feel like it's something I'm missing, but I'm tired of trying to figure this out on my own.

 

Any suggestions?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Solved by Chadburns on Dec 7, 2013 8:00 AM Solved
Several posts on here have indicated the manual way to set up a CalDav account in iCal for Google, but few have indicated the port number you need to use. This worked for me: https://discussions.apple.com/message/24046998#24046998
  • Chadburns Level 1 Level 1

    Several posts on here have indicated the manual way to set up a CalDav account in iCal for Google, but few have indicated the port number you need to use.

     

    This worked for me:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24046998#24046998

  • xdr- Level 1 Level 1

    All,

     

    It appears that once upgraded to Mavericks, the calendar folders are no longer compatible with the latest version of iCal. Hence why it crashes.

     

    To remediate,

     

    Close the iCal App

    Duplicate the folder (For Backup reason)     /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar

    Delete all content with in      /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar

     

    Go to:-

     

    System Prefences | Internet Account | iCloud

    Uncheck Calendars, Recheck Calendars
    It will asked you if you wish to merge the database. (You may have to do this more then once)

     

    For every other google calendar

    Uncheck Calendars (if already checked), Recheck Calendars

     

    Hopefully this will recreate all the calender folders within /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar and start re-syncing.

    Once you are satified that all your calender are syncing, delete the /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar copy

     

    Good Luck.

  • xdr- Level 1 Level 1

    Hi there,

     

    I have tested this out on my backup disk and there is a slight modification to the method. Will highlight this with quotation.

     

    ================================================================================ ==

     

    It appears that once upgraded to Mavericks, the calendar folders are no longer compatible with the latest version of iCal. Hence why it crashes.

     

    To remediate,

     

    Close the iCal App

    Duplicate the folder (For Backup reason)     /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar

    Delete all content with in      /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar

     

    Go to:-

     

    System Prefences | Internet Account | iCloud

    Uncheck Calendars, Recheck Calendars

    Select the iCloud profile

    Press "-" to delete the whole iCloud profile.

    Recreate the iCloud profile by select "+" then iCloud

    Enter your iCloud Username and Password

    It will asked you if you wish to merge the database. (You may have to do this more then once)

     

    For every other google calendar

    Uncheck Calendars (if already checked), Recheck Calendars

     

    Hopefully this will recreate all the calender folders within /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar and start re-syncing.

    Once you are satified that all your calender are syncing, delete the /Users/YOURPROFILE/Library/Calendar copy

     

    Good Luck.

     

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • robdberlin Level 1 Level 1

    I've been having the same issue and have been pulling my hair out all day. I follwed these steps and can confirm this 100% worked for me. Everything is fixed, iCal is syncing properly under the "Internet Accounts" settings and I'm no longer getting any 'secure connection could not be established' errors.

     

    Thanks so much for posting this!

  • amell Level 1 Level 1

    THANK YOU! This solution worked for me. This should be a big sticky in the FAQ for ical.

  • SCLerer Level 1 Level 1

    Boy, did this not work for me.

     

    After setting up an iCloud account for work purposes (thought it would enable file sharing, but other problems too numerous to mention ...)

     

    First time I used iCal after the iCloud debacle, all my color-coded 'calendars' were gone and File-New Calendar did not work at all.

     

    Trying to restore from Time Machine worked no better.  I can see a few events, but only the last month or so.

     

    Using Calendar Accounts, I can "add" calendars for my two main gmail accounts, but they contain no data, and I can't seem to switch to them or sync them.