ShareURL - About Public ShareURL

Public ShareURL makes your calendar data accessible via an easy-to-remember URL that can be viewed in a web browser or a variety of calendar clients. Everyone who has a WiscMail/WiscMail Plus or Office 365 account -- with a few exceptions -- has a Public ShareURL. To find out more about how Public ShareURL works, see the links below:

For more general information about ShareURL, click here.


What is a Public ShareURL?

A Public ShareURL is a URL for your account that can be used by anyone, on campus or off, to view your calendar information. All Public ShareURLs take on the same format, meaning that if you know the person's address, you know what their Public ShareURL is. For example, bbadger@wisc.edu would have the following ShareURL:

  • https://calendar.wisc.edu/share/u/bbadger@wisc.edu/

ShareURLs can be used to share any range of calendar information from simply free/busy to the title/details of an event in your calendar. Just like a traditional ShareURL, a Public ShareURL can be viewed in a web browser or non-Office 365 calendaring applications such as Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Outlook, and many mobile applications.

Your Public ShareURL is free/busy by default -- meaning that it shows only the start and end times of your meetings with no additional information -- but you can choose to include additional information by editing your privacy settings. You can also choose to opt-out if you don't want to share any information at all.

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Traditional ShareURL vs. Public ShareURL

The advantage of using a Public ShareURL is that its standardized format makes it easier to remember -- and potentially allows anyone who knows your email address and uses ShareURL to find your Public ShareURL, once you have activated it. You have the ability to control how much you share with your Public ShareURL, just like you do with a Traditional ShareURL.

  • All ShareURLs start with the following base:

    https://calendar.wisc.edu/share/u/

  • Traditional ShareURLs include the base URL followed by a random string of characters. For example:

    https://calendar.wisc.edu/share/u/0123456789/

  • Public ShareURLs include the base URL followed by an email address. For example:

    https://calendar.wisc.edu/share/u/bbadger@wisc.edu/

If your account has multiple email addresses (e.g., bbadger@wisc.edu and bucky.badger@wisc.edu), you can include any one of these email addresses in the string above and the same information will be returned. However, you can only choose one set of settings for Public ShareURL. This differs from Traditional ShareURL, where you can create as many Traditional ShareURLs as you want, each of which will be identified by a different string of random characters.

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Who is eligible for Public ShareURL?

Most people with a WiscMail, WiscMail Plus, or Office 365 account are eligible for Public ShareURL. However, several groups are automatically excluded from Public ShareURL. For more information, see: ShareURL - Public ShareURL Eligibility.

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How can I opt-out?

For information on how to opt out of Public ShareURL, click here.

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Keywords:calendars calendaring shares shared sharing shareurls links external systems free/busy only guessable opt-in opt-out ferpa excluded exclusions exempt exemptions hidden hide hiding caldav discovery searching searches public   Doc ID:27358
Owner:Ara M.Group:ShareURL
Created:2012-11-14 13:34 CDTUpdated:2016-05-23 12:51 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office 365, ShareURL, WiscCal
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