Read Only Shared Address Book

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by designjohn, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. designjohn macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009

    I have several colleagues sharing my address book (all 10.6) through 10.6 server.

    What I would like to do is restrict their ability to read only so that they can only alter contacts, is that possible?

  2. myjay610 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    A little want to restrict them to read only, but allow them to alter contacts which would imply read and write? On SLS, once you enable the Address Book server the permissions are set through the actual Address Book app, so whatever delegation you can do there for read/write is about it.
  3. designjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    Sorry - I somehow had not realised how poorly written my question was.

    I want to share my address book with other users on my network, however I want them to have read only access.
  4. myjay610 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    Regardless, the only sharing permissions available are in Address Book itself, so open up Address Book, create a new CardDAV account to your server, then see what delegation options are available. I'm at work and don't have my Mac in front of me so I can't see for myself.

    Don't be too surprised if it doesn't work well, Snow Leopard's implementation of Address Book is still very trivial because the CardDAV protocol is still in its infancy.
  5. dholaday macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2009
    Can't you just turn off [uncheck] "Allow Editing" under AddressBook>Preferences>Accounts>Sharing?

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