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Three Ways to Create Web-Accessible Calendars on Your Intranet

Dec 18, 2008, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Martin)

"To complete the procedure you should load the http://localhost/webcal into a Web browser. The Web installation is a four-step process, ending with you logged into the WebCalendar interface as the admin user. Step 1 of the install process asks you to set a settings.php password and then log in with it. In step 2 you give the type and location of the database you want WebCalendar to use. In step 3 you are offered a button to install the database schema, and step 4 asks you for the server URL, providing a guess based on how you are currently accessing the site. It prompts for which authentication you want to use, and whether a default admin account should be created. If you select the latter option, you should log in and change the admin password as your first action. Authentication can be done in many ways: through WebCalendar itself doing database username and password lookups, HTTP-auth, NIS, LDAP, or IMAP.

"WebCalendar lets you define views that combine the calendar granularity (day, week, month) and layout (horizontal, vertical, timebar) with a selection of which user's calendar you wish to see in the view.

"You can also add another user's calendar to your own as a layer. You can specify a color for each layer, and have WebCalendar display an event only once even if it appears on multiple layers. For example, if you are viewing holidays for the USA and UK, events like Christmas Day will appear in both calendars, but you only want to see them once."

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