Configuring CalDAV on iPhone 3.0 for Sun Calendar Server

The next release of Sun Calendar Server will be CalDAV-based. It is codenamed "Project Aries". We have a beta instance running internally, and with some tinkering, it can work on iPhone 3.0.

To configure for Sun's CalDAV Server:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  2. Tap "Add Account...", then "Other"
  3. Under Calendars, "Add CalDAV Account"
  4. Enter account information:
    • Server: [cal.domain.com]
    • User Name: [your username]
    • Password: [your password]
    • Description: [e.g aries]
  5. Tap "Next"

Here, if your CalDAV server is configured only on SSL, you might get a "Cannot Connect Using SSL" error. Just ignore and tap Save. Then edit the new CalDAV account, go into "Advanced Settings", change the port from 8443 to 443, and fix the Account URL to this format: https://cal.domain.com/davserver/dav/principals/[username]/ (don't forget the trailing slash).

Also see this entry by Arnaud on setting up against non-production CalDAV servers.

Comments:

Hi "chienr".

I'm sitting here on the second day of the release of the iPhone 3.0 software.

I've been reading your guides to see if it would help me with a similar setup.

I'm trying to sync my iPhone with my Chandler CALDAV server. So far I've found that the iPhone only seems to be able to sync with a single calendar on an account.

Since I have about 6 or 7 calendars in my account, I guess I'd have to add them individually.

My only problem is that I haven't been able to fetch my calendar posts to the phone yet, even though i Authenticate correctly.

The url should be something like:
http://{address.to.server}:{port}/chandler/dav/collection/{collectionname}/

Have anyone else had any experience yet with Chandler Server and iPhone 3.0?

I should also mention that this is a Chandler Server I'm hosting myself - not a Chandler Hub Account.

Posted by Bwyan on June 17, 2009 at 05:56 PM PDT #

I have the same exact problem.
You are not alone. Hopefully soon someone will post how to fix it :)

Posted by Daniele on June 18, 2009 at 10:14 PM PDT #

Thank you for the information provided

Posted by Sinema on June 19, 2009 at 03:58 AM PDT #

it's my problem guys... and it's the same if you have a chandler hub account... plz... some one help us...

Posted by problematic_man on June 22, 2009 at 06:11 AM PDT #

No insight ... just wanted to weigh in and mention I have the same problem.grrr ...

Posted by same-chandler-problem-as-you-all on July 01, 2009 at 09:33 AM PDT #

For what its worth I've been unsuccessful using Chandler server on my 3gs but have had luck w/ Bedework. . .

Posted by Rhet on July 06, 2009 at 07:45 AM PDT #

I have been waiting for something here to change, but nothing seems to happen. I have moved on to DaviCal. It's another OSS caldav server. I can now use it from my iPhone without any problems whatsoever.

I strongly recomment switching over... :)

Posted by Daniele on January 21, 2010 at 09:31 PM PST #

For anyone interested.

I've put together a guide on how to get DAViCal installed on a debian/ubuntu box and working on different clients, also the iPhone.

It's here: http://bwyan.dk/?p=407

Posted by Bwyan on January 21, 2010 at 11:28 PM PST #

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