Since version 1.5, SabreDAV ships with a CardDAV plugin. CardDAV allows for addressbook-syncing functionality in SabreDAV.

Database setup

Example sql files are supplied for postgres, sqlite and mysql. The latter two are officially supported and unit tested.

This example assumes you're using sqlite.

Create a 'data' directory where you're going to store the sqlite database.

mkdir data/
cat examples/sql/sqlite.* | sqlite3 data/db.sqlite

We'll add 1 addressbook for the admin user.

INSERT INTO addressbooks (principaluri, displayname, uri, description, ctag) VALUES
('principals/admin','default calendar','default','','1');

Now, make sure the data/db.sqlite as well as its containing directory are writable by the server. If you are lazy you could just do:

chmod -Rv a+rw data/

Create the server endpoint

Simply run the following:

cp examples/addressbookserver.php addressbookserver.php

Test in browser

Try opening the full url to your new server. Make sure you append a slash at the end of the url, without this the request will fail. Example:

This url should prompt you with an authentication dialog. The default username and password are admin and admin.

Adding users

SabreDAV does not provide an administrative interface. While this may happen in the future, for now SabreDAV is mostly intended for developers. Adding new users is done directly on the database.

In order to allow a user to log in, add them to the users table. You must also add them to the principals table to enable addressbook access.

Please note: you are reading the 1.8 version of this page. The following versions are also available: