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    Hi,
    I'm having trouble using a remote icalendar with zimbra. The problem is that access to the calendar requires the client to authenticate itself using Apache's basic authentication.

    I get this error:
    "Error parsing calendar"

    I can access the calendar with no problems when the authentication requirement is removed.

    The ical file is being served by subversion, btw. Other clients such as KOrganizer can read/write to the file successfully even when authentication is on.

    Just wanted to alert the developers to this.

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    Yes this will be fixed in the next release. URL's can now include a user/pass like

    http://userass@somehost.com/ical.ics
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    Is there a way of doing it so that the user/pass doesn't get sent in cleartext? A prompt like the internet browsers do?

    My impression of https is that the data sent gets encrypted but not the URI itself.

    Another question: is the ical file downloaded by the zimbra server or by the client's browser?

    Thanks for everything.

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    You will get prompted if you just go to the .ics file in a browser. You just need to embed the user/pass for an application or program to access the ical data. The ics is pulled by the server and cached.
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    Which release was this going to be fixed in? I just tried 3.1.0_GA_279, and I still get the same "Error parsing calendar."

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    What URL did you try. PM the url to me if you'd like.
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