From ArchWiki

Radicale is a server designed to support the CalDav and CardDav protocols. It operates either as a standalone package using its own internal http server or can be integrated with an existing webserver.


Install the radicale package.

The package creates the radicale user and service as per the Radical systemd instructions, along with the /var/lib/radicale/collections data folder, so you can just enable radicale.service.


The easiest thing is to follow the instructions at the Radicale website.

The main configuration file is located at /etc/radicale/config

If this is setup on a remote / headless system, consider adding the hosts option to enable remote access to the built-in web interface.

Many of the configuration options can be changed on the command-line:

$ radicale --help


By default, anyone can access the web interface and create address books or calendars, so authentication should be considered.

Authentication is controlled by /etc/radicale/users which can use Apache httpasswd formatted passwords (as well as plaintext & other options). If you are not planning to install Apache HTTP Server, you can just use an online htpasswd generator to generate the user:password hashes.


Mail Servers

If you run a mail server the radicale-imap-gitAUR or radicale-dovecot-authAUR IMAP authentication plugins may be useful. If you use radicale-dovecot-auth with UNIX sockets, create a radicale.service drop-in file with the following contents:

RestrictAddressFamilies=~AF_PACKET AF_NETLINK

This allows the process to open AF_UNIX sockets.

Web Servers

Radicale provides its own web server (initially restricted to localhost only), but it can be integrated with HTTP webservers like Apache HTTP Server via Reverse Proxy or the WSGI interface.

Client support

Since it uses the CalDav and CardDav protocols, it should support most clients. Currently, the officially supported list is this.

The following list may or may not be accurate:


DecSync plugin fails

If you use the python-radicale-decsyncAUR plugin and it errors with

Failed to load storage module 'radicale_storage_decsync': libcrypt.so.1

install the libxcrypt-compat package.

See also