ShareURL - How to Share your calendar using ShareURL
This document explains how to use the ShareURL service to provide access to your WiscCal/Office 365 calendar (or resource calendar) to external users.
ShareURL is an extension of campus calendar developed by the WiscCal/Office 365 team to provide you the means to retrieve your calendar data outside of the traditional clients. To use this feature, you "Generate a new ShareURL" for your personal account, or for a resource account you administer. This ShareURL is a special web address linked to your WiscCal/Office 365 calendar.
ShareURL has the ability to create multiple different shares for your account that return different data. You can create "filters" that designate which events will be returned by your ShareURL. For example, you can create a ShareURL for your account that only returns events including "soccer" in the title, description, or location (or any text you wish to match). You can also choose to include only particular visibility levels, like "Public", "Show Date and Time Only", or "Private".
ShareURLs look like:
The end of the ShareURL is a randomly generated alpha-numeric string of characters unique to your account. This address does not require NetID Login, which means anyone that comes across the link can see the Calendar data you've chosen to return. There is no public listing of ShareURLs, so only you know this address when it is first created. If you decide to publish your ShareURL on a web site or in another public area, anyone who visits that link will see the Calendar data in your account. The WiscCal/Office 365 team urges you to use caution and revoke your share if it contains sensitive data or has reached an audience larger than your comfort level - see ShareURL - Creating, Editing, and Deleting a ShareURL.
ShareURLs can output your calendar in the following popular formats:
- iCalendar - the Internet standard for Calendar data exchange (RFC 2445)
- RSS - Really Simple Syndication, an XML format traditionally used in "news feeds"
- HTML - Simple format with minimal style, this output is easily embedded within web sites
The HTML and RSS feeds commonly embedded in websites using traditional links (e.g. the "a" tag), "iframes", or using the "link" tag in the document's "head" (only for RSS). Complete documentation for a ShareURLs options and syntax can be found at ShareURL - Manually Editing Your ShareURL.
- To create a ShareURL
- ShareURL - Creating, Editing, and Deleting a ShareURL