The correspondence between user preferences (stored in user preference directories) and the default settings (stored in config.txt) is described below.
See the configuration guide for more information about the config.txt file.
The textual encoding employed by all preferences files is UTF-8.
Each of the user preferences or settings are stored in a separate file within a dedicated preferences directory for each user, with the filename bearing the name of the setting concerned. See the filesystem guide for more information.
The common name of the user, employed in iCalendar objects and user interfaces.
The language for messages and user interface text.
The default time zone/regime for calendars, new events and local times.
Provides an access control list for the access_control_list scheduling function, invoked using the scheduling_functions setting. An access control list consists of a collection of lines of text describing the handling policy for an incoming invitation.
indicates that if no rule matches, the invitation will be accepted (provisionally)
indicates that if no rule matches, the invitation will be declined (provisionally)
accept role identity
indicates that where the given identity exists in the given role in the event, and unless a subsequent rule contradicts this result, the invitation will be accepted (provisionally)
decline role identity
indicates that where the given identity exists in the given role in the event, and unless a subsequent rule contradicts this result, the invitation will be declined (provisionally)
reject role identity
In the above, role is either organiser (or organizer) or attendee; identity is an address or URL.
Note that even if an accepted result is returned by the access_control_list scheduling function, other functions that follow it in the list of functions may overturn this result.
See the resources guide for examples and more information.
Indicate how ADD methods shall be responded to when received by a recipient:
apply them to events as received
ignore attempts to add event occurrences
respond with a REFRESH message to obtain a proper request with all event details
Indicate whether messages requesting a refresh of event details shall be handled automatically. If not, such messages will be passed on to the recipient for their mail program to handle.
Indicate whether to bundle free/busy details with other payloads such as event and free/busy objects. The freebusy_sharing setting must be configured for bundling to operate.
Indicate whether recipients are notified about received free/busy payloads.
Define the period for which free/busy offers are extended by participants supporting this setting when counter-proposals are made during event scheduling.
This setting requires a value indicating a duration as described in the iCalendar format specification:
|PT10M||extend scheduling offers for 10 minutes|
|PT600S||extend scheduling offers for 600 seconds (10 minutes)|
|PT1D||extend offers for 1 day|
Indicate whether to publish free/busy details as Web resources. The freebusy_sharing setting must be configured for publishing to operate.
Share free/busy details generally:
Define how incoming event messages are delivered to recipients:
deliver only the incoming message as it was received
deliver the message first followed by a summary message
deliver a summary first followed by the message
deliver only a summary of the message
deliver a summary that includes the original message as an attachment
Indicate whether the organiser of an event can be replaced and the nature of any replacement:
any identity, regardless of whether it is already present or even previously unknown, may become the organiser
any new organiser must be a previously-recognised attendee
forbid the replacement of an event's organiser
Indicate whether a recipient participates in the calendar system. Note that participation by default occurs because the handler programs will be defined in the mail system for recipients fulfilling certain criteria; other recipients will be handled in other ways. Thus, initial non-participation must be defined by initialising this setting to "no" for all eligible users, if this is the general policy on initial calendar system participation.
Define the time values at which events can be scheduled. In its simplest form, this indicates the resolution of a calendar for a participant supporting this setting, with the given minute values being those allowed for the start and end of an event. This setting requires a value of one of the following forms:
<minute values> <hour values>:<minute values> <hour values>:<minute values>:<second values>
Each list of values is a comma-separated collection of permissible values for the unit of time being constrained. Any unspecified list is taken to permit all normally permissible values for that unit of time. For example:
every 15 minutes from the start of each hour
every 20 minutes from 10:00 until 16:40 inclusive
every 30 seconds from the start of each minute during the period from 12:00:00 until 12:59:30 inclusive
The purpose of this setting is not necessarily to impose availability constraints but instead to impose a "grid" to which event start and end points shall be "locked".
The values are interpreted in the local time of the participant. Thus, a time represented in UTC may have apparently inappropriate hour (and for some zones) minute values that correspond to permitted values in this participant's own time zone.
Indicates the scheduling functions used by resources to find an appropriate period for an event, with each function to be applied to a scheduling request appearing on a separate line, optionally accompanied by arguments controlling the behaviour of the function.
The imiptools.handlers.scheduling module contains the built-in scheduling functions which include the following:
use an access control list provided by a file whose name is given as an argument, accepting or declining the invitation according to the indicated rules (described in the resources guide)
accept an invitation only if the organiser does not exceed their quota allowance for bookings for the indicated quota group (described in the resources guide)
accept an invitation only if the organiser employs an address in the same domain as the resource
accept an invitation only if the organiser has not reserved a resource for a conflicting period in any other resource belonging to the indicated quota group (described in the resources guide)
accept an invitation only if the organiser can reserve the resource according to the common quota schedule, delegating to any other available resource defined as a potential delegate, declining if no resource is available (described in the resources guide)
accept an invitation if the event periods are free according to the free/busy records for the resource; decline otherwise
correct periods in an event according to the permitted_times setting (see above), then attempt to schedule the event according to the free/busy records for the resource
correct periods in an event according to the permitted_times setting (see above), if configured, and attempt to schedule the event according to the free/busy records for the resource and for any attendees for whom records are available, seeking the next available free period for each period that conflicts with an existing event
The scheduling mechanism can be extended by implementing additional scheduling functions or by extending the handler framework directly.