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Subscribe to Team Calendars from Thunderbird

If you want your Team Calendars events to appear in Thunderbird, you can subscribe to Team Calendars.

There are two ways to synchronize your calendar in Thunderbird:

  • Two-way sync (CalDAV) - allows you to view and update Team Calendars events in Thunderbird. 

  • One-way sync (iCal) - allows you to view, but not update, Team Calendars events in Thunderbird.

Subscribe with two-way synchronization (CalDAV)

Two-way synchronization allows you to view and update Team Calendars events in Thunderbird.

These instructions are for Thunderbird 68 on MacOS Catalina. Your version may differ slightly. 

1. Grab your Team Calendars URL

In Confluence:

  1. Select Subscribe at the top of your calendar.

  2. Select Thunderbird from the Calendar app dropdown.

  3. Copy the calendar URL.

2. Add the calendar in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird:

  1. From the Home tab, select Create a new calendar > On the network

  2. Select CalDAV

  3. Enter Username, like john@atlassian.com

  4. Paste the Calendar URL you copied earlier in the Location field.

  5. Name the calendar. This is the name that will appear in the Thunderbird calendar list. 

  6. Enter your Confluence

    1. username 

    2. password

      1. Login to Confluence

      2. Select your profile picture at the upper right

      3. Select Password under Your Settings on the left

      4. Create an API token. You could use the existing one also.

Add a new calendar in Thunderbird using the CalDAV format

Repeat this process for any other Team Calendars you want to add.

Subscribe with one-way synchronization (iCal)

These instructions are for Thunderbird 52 on MacOS High Sierra. Your version may differ slightly. 

1. Grab your Team Calendars URL

In Confluence:

  1. Select Subscribe at the top of your calendar

  2. Select iCal from the Calendar app dropdown. Be sure that you don't select Thunderbird for one-way sync.

  3. Copy the calendar URL

2. Add the calendar in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird:

  1. From the Home tab, select Create a new calendar > On the network

  2. Select iCalendar (ICS)

  3. Paste the Calendar URL you copied earlier in the Location field

  4. Name the calendar. This is the name that will appear in the Thunderbird calendar list. 

  5. Enter your Confluence

    1. username 

    2. password

      1. Login to Confluence

      2. Select your profile picture at the upper right

      3. Select Password under Your Settings on the left

      4. Create an API token. You could use the existing one also.

You can now view, but not edit, Team Calendar events in Thunderbird.

Last modified on May 26, 2021
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