Calendar App suddenly prompting me to accept events... for other people's accounts! [Google Apps]

tuna

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Apple Calendar App is prompting me to accept invites for invites that I am not even invited to, but rather only people whose calendars I can view are invited to. The notifications don't go away unless I "maybe, decline, or accept" those events for other people. And I don't see how to fix it.

I have been using Apple Calendar App for my calendar keeping. Formerly I had been using the browser interface for Google Calendar, but my company purchased another company and I am required for the time being to have two separate Google Apps accounts (one on each company's domain), and the global calendar sharing settings on the company we merged with were set so that the details of events couldn't be shared with other Google Accounts, but could be integrated into third party calendar programs such as Calendar App... whatever, Calendar App worked fine. After authenticating the two google apps accounts, it defaulted to my desired behavior: automatically displayed calendars for all the people I had already configured in browser Google Calendar, but only prompted me to confirm events when my own accounts were invited. Perfect.

Everything was working great until this morning. That list of coworkers that I previously only had enough access to see their calendars, I am now being prompted to accept events that they were invited to, as though they were my own personal accounts. Those invites are cluttering up the alert notifications within Calendar.

The only thing that has changed is that I was made a Super Admin on the Google Apps account that all these other people are on. I believe that is likely associated with this change in behavior. However, interestingly, there is no change of behavior in the browser Google Calendar interface. There, I am still seeing the desired behavior: view of my coworker's calendars, but no prompting to accept invites for them. Now, when I click onto one of their events now in browser Google Calendar, I do see the ability to accept or reject events, but since Google Calendar notifications don't work the same way as Apple Calendar App, no notification queue is being cluttered.

Does anyone know a setting I could change in Apple Calendar App, Google Calendar, or Google Apps, to remove these annoying notifications within Calendar App?
[doublepost=1553784917][/doublepost]OK I found a clue within the global settings for Google Calendar on my Google Apps domain:



So it looks like while remaining as a Super Admin in Google Apps, I will not be able to relinquish this ability to 'make changes and manage sharing" for all calendars on the domain... which probably means that I need to find a method within Apple Calendar if this can be fixed at all.
[doublepost=1553786249][/doublepost]Update 2:

I was able to remove the annoying notifications prompts from Apple Calendar... but only by removing those users' accounts entirely from my Google Calendar, which means that I can no longer see their calendars at all. Not optimal but better than constantly seeing alerts for event invites which don't even pertain to me. Still looking for a better solution if it exists.
 

BrianBaughn

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I don't use my Google Apps calendar as extensively as you so I'm not sure how all this is displayed when you go to your own Google Calendar web page. Do the other user calendars show up under "Other calendars"?
 

tuna

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I don't use my Google Apps calendar as extensively as you so I'm not sure how all this is displayed when you go to your own Google Calendar web page. Do the other user calendars show up under "Other calendars"?
They actually show up under "My Calendars"