Calendar and Addressbook (Radicale)

With Radicale, you can synchronize your personal calendars, ToDo lists, and addressbooks with your various computers, tablets, and smartphones, and share them with friends, without letting third parties know your personal schedule or contacts.

Why should I run Radicale?

Using Radicale, you can get rid of centralized services like Google Calendar or Apple Calendar (iCloud) data mining your events and social connections.

How to setup Radicale?

First, the Radicale server needs to be activated on your box.

Note, that only users with a FreedomBox login can access Radicale.

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If you want to share a calendar with only some users, the simplest approach is to create an additional user-name for these users and to share that user-name and password with them.

Radicale does not have a user interface. An external supported client application is needed.

Now open your client application to create new calendar and address books that will use your FreedomBox and Radicale server. The Radicale website provides an overview of supported clients, but do not use the URLs described there; FreedomBox uses another setup, follow this manual. Below are the steps for two examples:

Advanced Users

Sharing resources

Above was shown an easy way to create a resource for a group of people by creating a dedicated account for all. Here will be described an alternative method where two users User1 and User2 are granted access to a calendar. This requires SSH-access to the FreedomBox.

  1. create a file /etc/radicale/rights

    • [friends_calendar]
      user: ^(User1|User2)$
      collection: ^.*/calendar_of_my_friends.ics$
      permission: rw
      
      # Give write access to owners
      [owner-write]
      user: .+
      collection: ^%(login)s/.+$
      permission: rw
    • [friends_calendar] is just an identifier, can be any name.

    • The [owner-write] section makes sure that owners have access to their own files

  2. edit file /etc/radicale/config and make the following changes in section [rights)

    • [rights]
      type = from_file
      file = /etc/radicale/rights
  3. Restart the radicale server or the FreedbomBox

Importing files

If you are using a contacts file exported from another service or application, it should be copied to: /var/lib/radicale/collections/user/contact file name.vcf.

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