Connecting to shared calendars on ical server using the Lightning extension for Thunderbird

To access a shared resource/location calendar on a iCal server from the Lightning extension for you’ll need the GUID for the calendar you wish to access, see my previous post on how to obtain it.

Once you’ve obtained the GUID, construct a url using the following convention (assuming you’re connecting to the server via SSL)
https://yourserver.somewhere.local:8443/calendars/__uids__/your-shared-cal-guid/calendar/
Switch to Thunderbird, go to File > New > Calendar…
Select “On the Network” from the wizard & press continue
Select “CalDAV” as the format & for the location specify the URL you constructed using the convention above & press continue.
Once you’ve specify a name for the shared calendar & pressed continue you should have access to the shared calendar.

One Reply to “Connecting to shared calendars on ical server using the Lightning extension for Thunderbird”

  1. it would be *nice* if you didn’t have to “construct” every single calendar from the list of calendars on the server. Multiplying this by the number of workstations that I would have to set up has driven me deep into the thunderbird and sunbird data stores.

    as of yet I’m unable to swipe the whole pack of calendar links to populate the next workstation. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.

    -C

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