gnome-calendar cannot add credentialed web ics calendars

Bug #1825224 reported by Erich Eickmeyer on 2019-04-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Calendar
gnome-calendar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upon attempting to add a calendar from, I was greeted with a username/password dialog box. So, I entered my username (an email address in this case) and an app password I generated since I have two-factor authentication. The dialog box would go away, but the calendar would not be added.

It seems as though the username/password dialog box takes the input, but then the "Add" button fails to become active. Reproducible every time.

The only workaround was to add the calendar using Evolution, which properly accepted the username/app-password and added the calendar. Unfortunately, at that point, I discovered bug #1825227.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: gnome-calendar 3.32.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-13.14-generic 5.0.6
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu27
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Apr 17 11:39:29 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-04-15 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" - Alpha amd64 (20190413.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-calendar
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Erich Eickmeyer (eeickmeyer) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. Can you add the journalctl log from the session where you add the issue?
(or remove the calendar, start gnome-calendar from a command line, try to add the ics and copy any warning/error which is printed out)

Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Incomplete
Erich Eickmeyer (eeickmeyer) wrote :

Sadly, there is nothing in the terminal output or in journalctl. It seems as though the username/password dialog box takes the input, but then the "Add" button fails to become active. Reproducible every time.

description: updated
Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Tom Reynolds (tomreyn) wrote :

I think the other bug report you meant to point to is actually bug #1825227.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
ausnahmefehler (ausnahmefehler) wrote :

This affects me too. I am on ubuntu 18.04 lts. Trying to add a caldav url to gnome-calender, the app doesnt let me push the button "add", although I am pretty sure the url is correct.
My caldav provider is

pragomer (pragomer) wrote :

The same problem here with Ubuntu 18.04. Pushing the "Add" button after giving a caldav address to the gnome-calender isnt possible.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Erich Eickmeyer (eeickmeyer) wrote :

@tomreyn Yes, you are correct. Fixed as such.

description: updated
Erich Eickmeyer (eeickmeyer) wrote :

@seb128 I thought I already had? Maybe that was the other bug. Either way, will do and will link here.

Erich Eickmeyer (eeickmeyer) wrote :

@seb128 Sorry for the noise, but looks like someone else discovered it as well.

Changed in gnome-calendar:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-calendar (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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