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Sven G.

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I recently re-focussed to CardDAV support of Kerio Connect, beginning with the new Android client and upcoming drop of support for old Webmail.

In the past we had several Calendars and Contacts as subfolders in "Public Folders". Now I was told, that this is not supported (even if CalDAV was working fine for years). But that's another point.

The bigger problem is, that even in Connect 9 you are able to create "Folders" for contacts, which are not being provided in CardDAV section in "Folders to Sync".
As far as I know, CardDAV offers abilities to have subfolders, but Kerio does not seem to support this. This is a bad limitation!
I was told, I have to create all calendars and contacts as subfolder of root - but not that only the default contacts is available for CardDAV...


I could imagine a work-around for our team contacts in public folders - we would have to create a separate user and share his contacts to the department. But this not only consumes a user license, but also complicates administration. I'm just waiting for my users to complain about "Why can't I see my contacts on the phone, I just created in my 34 subfolders??"

Any hints how to use CardDAV for folders?
i.e. https://connect.demo.kerio.com/contacts/demo.kerio.com/admin -en/test2
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Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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Sven G. wrote on Thu, 01 October 2015 10:46

In the past we had several Calendars and Contacts as subfolders in "Public Folders". Now I was told, that this is not supported (even if CalDAV was working fine for years). But that's another point.


As far as I know, CalDAV always presented only one level of calendar folders. Neither CalDAV nor CardDAV have support for hierarchy of calendars or contacts. It is designed for one flat list of calendars.

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As far as I know, CardDAV offers abilities to have subfolders, but Kerio does not seem to support this. This is a bad limitation!


As far as I know CardDAV RFC there is not ability to have subfolders in CardDAV. Even CardDAV clients do not support this.. If you have any other information, please let us know. Thank you.

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Pavel Dobry (Kerio) wrote on Thu, 01 October 2015 10:55
As far as I know, CalDAV always presented only one level of calendar folders. Neither CalDAV nor CardDAV have support for hierarchy of calendars or contacts. It is designed for one flat list of calendars.

Okay, little offtopic and not subject of this thread - but to clearify this:
Calendars never supported hierarchy. But I was able to use Calendars in subfolders with iCal/CalDAV in the past, i.e.
https://connect.demo.kerio.com/ical/demo.kerio.com/admin-de/ subfolder/mycal
https://connect.demo.kerio.com/calendars/demo.kerio.com/admi n-de/subfolder/mycal
(but these never show up in "Folders to Sync")

Pavel Dobry (Kerio) wrote on Thu, 01 October 2015 10:55
As far as I know CardDAV RFC there is not ability to have subfolders in CardDAV. Even CardDAV clients do not support this.. If you have any other information, please let us know. Thank you.

Sorry for the vague definition:
I do not want folders to appear as subfolders, I just want to be able to use them as separate CardDAV addressbooks. If a collegue has shared his contacts with me, I am able to access 3 different CardDAV URLs without any problem:

https://connect.demo.kerio.com/contacts/demo.kerio.com/admin -de/addressbook/
https://connect.demo.kerio.com/contacts/demo.kerio.com/admin -en/addressbook/
https://connect.demo.kerio.com/public-contacts/demo.kerio.co m/addressbook/

But there are 2 more contact folders, that I see in Kerio Connect Client:
"Teamkontakte" in "admin-de" and "test" in "admin-en"
Unfortunately I have no URLs to access them by CardDAV and I'm unable to set them in "Folders to Sync".
On the other hand, this works for different calenders using CalDAV - why not with CardDAV?
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Any update on this?

After moving the first users away from Outlook to a CardDAV client, we again encountered the problem with using more than one Contacts folder!

These have been created by our users, have been used with Outlook and ActiveSync mobile devices, but they cannot be accessed via CardDAV. Why???

EDIT:
And searching around, I found another KB article regarding this problem: http://kb.kerio.com/product/kerio-connect/os-x/contacts-fold ers-in-apple-addressbook-contacts-app-via-carddav-954.html

Once again another note "Assigning categories only works via old Webmail. The new Kerio Connect Client has no category functionality!".
So, what should we do without the good old Webmail, i.e. after upgrading to Kerio 9?

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