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Setting the Date with CalDAV

CalDAV is an open calendaring standard used by many companies, Apple and Google among them, to set up calendar servers. Unsurprisingly, iOS supports CalDAV. (A little background: CalDAV combines .ics calendaring files as the data format and WebDAV as the transport mechanism, hence: CalDAV.) The setup is simple with the only oddball bit being the Principal URL (Figure 4.11). That’s the URL that contains the path to the CalDAV store on the server. This path can vary depending on the server and its implementation. For example, the Principal URL might look like /caldav/users/domain.com/john/.

Figure 4.11.

Figure 4.11. CalDAV settings

As with Email and other “user input required” settings, leave the Account Username and Account Password fields blank to permit the user to enter that information. And always use SSL.

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