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All the answers regarding importing Google calendar into Lightning involve an add-on called "Provider for Google Calendar". I would like to use Lightning and Thunderbird as add-on free as possible. I was wondering, if there is any way to use Google calendar without any add-ons? Google calendars can be shared with a private iCal format link but Lightning can't modify the calendar via this link. Apparently, Google is restricting it. But is there any other native way?

Hi, All the answers regarding importing Google calendar into Lightning involve an add-on called "Provider for Google Calendar". I would like to use Lightning and Thunderbird as add-on free as possible. I was wondering, if there is any way to use Google calendar without any add-ons? Google calendars can be shared with a private iCal format link but Lightning can't modify the calendar via this link. Apparently, Google is restricting it. But is there any other native way?

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It is called caldav

CalDAV

  1. Choose CalDAV.
  2. Enter the URL in the Location field and click Next.
  3. Choose the name and color for the calendar you just added.
  4. If you also check the Offline Support option, you can use your calendar when you are offline.
  5. Click Next.
  6. You'll get a confirmation that your calendar has been created. Click Finish.

To quote https://developers.google.com/calendar/caldav/v2/guide

The URL specified in 2 above is https://apidata.googleusercontent.com/caldav/v2/calid/events Where calid should be replaced by the "calendar ID" of the calendar to be accessed. This can be found through the Google Calendar web interface as follows: in the pull-down menu next to the calendar name, select Calendar Settings. On the resulting page the calendar ID is shown in a section labelled Calendar Address. The calendar ID for a user's primary calendar is the same as that user's email address.

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Chosen Solution

It is called caldav

CalDAV

  1. Choose CalDAV.
  2. Enter the URL in the Location field and click Next.
  3. Choose the name and color for the calendar you just added.
  4. If you also check the Offline Support option, you can use your calendar when you are offline.
  5. Click Next.
  6. You'll get a confirmation that your calendar has been created. Click Finish.

To quote https://developers.google.com/calendar/caldav/v2/guide

The URL specified in 2 above is https://apidata.googleusercontent.com/caldav/v2/calid/events Where calid should be replaced by the "calendar ID" of the calendar to be accessed. This can be found through the Google Calendar web interface as follows: in the pull-down menu next to the calendar name, select Calendar Settings. On the resulting page the calendar ID is shown in a section labelled Calendar Address. The calendar ID for a user's primary calendar is the same as that user's email address.

It is called caldav CalDAV # Choose CalDAV. # Enter the URL in the Location field and click Next. # Choose the name and color for the calendar you just added. # If you also check the Offline Support option, you can use your calendar when you are offline. # Click Next. # You'll get a confirmation that your calendar has been created. Click Finish. To quote https://developers.google.com/calendar/caldav/v2/guide The URL specified in 2 above is https://apidata.googleusercontent.com/caldav/v2/calid/events Where calid should be replaced by the "calendar ID" of the calendar to be accessed. This can be found through the Google Calendar web interface as follows: in the pull-down menu next to the calendar name, select Calendar Settings. On the resulting page the calendar ID is shown in a section labelled Calendar Address. The calendar ID for a user's primary calendar is the same as that user's email address.
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