How Do I ... Install Lightning (Thunderbird Extension)

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Introduction

This procedure will describe how to install the Thunderbird extension Lightning, a proprietary piece of software which happens to come with built in support of the Sun Java Calendar Server. This provides another option to in addition to Western's Calendar Interface http://mail.uwo.ca, also known as Convergence and the Sun Java Outlook Connector (SJOC).

Resource calendars currently cannot be added/invited to events like you do when using Western's Calendar System. Therefore you will need to follow up with your department for a comprehensive list of resource calendars, at which point you will need to import or manually create them into your Personal Address book.

Download Add-on

Install Add-on

  • From Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Click Tools, Add-ons
  • Click Install
  • Browse to save location, highlight file and click Open
  • Click Install
  • Restart Thunderbird

Configure JES Calendar

  • Select File... New... Calendar
  • Select the radial button On the Network ... Continue
  • Select the radial button CalDAV
  • In the Location field
  • Enter the URL https://calendar.uwo.ca/davserver/dav/home/userid@uwo.ca/calendar/  
Note: Replace the email address with the name of the calendar that you are adding.
  • Select Continue

  • Enter a "friendly name" for your calendar
  • Pick a colour for your events
  • Select Continue
    display name
  • Enter your username and password
  • credentials

  • Select Done
  • Lightning Install

  • Select the calendar icon in the top right hand corner in order to access your events.

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