OwnCloud Calendar and freePBX


(Reinhard Stindl) #1

In case somebody wants to create ONE calendar (e.g. holidays, many moving holidays in Austria) and use it on several freePBX servers, here’s a short description.
OwnCloud is open source and has a calendar app. Some domain providers (like all-inkl.com in Germany) provide ownCloud ready-to-use software packages. You can also ssh in and install it manually. Once installed at your domain, you share your calendar (public, read-only).
see https://owncloud.com/de/news/caldav-calendar-public-sharing/

Now, you send an invite email with the link to your calendar to your email address…and check if it works.

In freePBX you create a remote-iCal-calendar and use the URL you get once you follow this procedure:
You have to click on the link in the email. A calendar window opens in your browser. Now right-click on the download icon on the right upper corner and copy the link. That’s the link you have to enter in the freePBX calendar URL field (it says “…?export” at the end).

Now you have one online calendar, which controls several freePBX servers :slight_smile:

EDIT: By the way…ownCloud also supports CardDAV (contacts app)…in addition to CalDAV…so you can sync all your devices (Iphones, Androids, MacOS, Windows, Linux, etc) and have all your contacts synced as well!


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(Greg Snover) #2

That’s Cool! Adding it to my list of things to do!


(Jared Busch) #3

I use Nextcloud’s CardDAV for a global iPhone contact list all the time.

Didn’t think about using its calendar here. Useful tip.


(Reinhard Stindl) #4

ownCloud or nextCloud…doesn’t matter…the tricky part was to find the correct url, which worked with freePBX calendar. The standard link of the public calendar in ownCloud didn’t work :wink:


(Greg Snover) #5

Man, this is why I LOVE this community - that we can do things like this enhances the usefulness of our systems dramatically. Fantastic!

I will have mine going this weekend.