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Google Apps Calendar Create

This handler creates a new calendar for the configured Google Calendar account.

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This handler requires that you are running at least Kinetic Task 2.0.

Detailed Description

This handler uses the Google API library to create a new secondary calendar in a Google Calendar account. The handler needs a refresh token and the corresponding client id and client secret to authenticate to successfully create the new calendar (information on how to retrieve can be found below). The parameters are then slightly modified so that they work within Google's API and then the new secondary calendar is created and posted to the given account. Any errors that occur during the posting process will be caught and 
re-raised by this handler.

* In order to use this handler, the account specified by the task info values needs to enable Calendar API in admin account.

 

Note: To use this API, you will need to input a Client Id/Secret and a Refresh Token as info values. Instructions on how to do this are below.

  To enable the Calendar API and get Client Id and Client Secret:
      1. Navigate to the 'Google Developers Console'
      2. Click on the Create Project button (or if you have an existing
         project that you wish to keep using, click on the project name.)
      3. Go to the APIs page and turn on the Calendar service
      4. Go to the Credientials page and Create a new Client Id
          * Select 'Installed Application' for the application type
          * Select 'Other' for the Installed Application Type

  To retrieve the Refresh Token for the account you want to post to
      1. Put this url into your browser, while substiuting [:client_id] for
         the client id of your application
      * https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth?client_id=[:client_id]&redirect_uri=urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob&scope=https://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar&response_type=code&access_type=offline

      2. Choose or add the account that you wish to connect the handler with
      3. Click accept to give your application permission to modify the calendar
      4. Copy and paste the success code that appears on the page
      5. Send a post request to get the refresh token
          * This can either done with Curl or with a browser extension like
            Advanced REST Client in Chrome (A sample curl call is below)

            POST URL = https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token
            POST Parameters: code=[:code]&client_id=[:client_id]&client_secret=[:client_secret]&redirect_uri=urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob&grant_type=authorization_code

            Sample Curl Call:
              curl -- data "code=[:code]&client_id=[:client_id]&client_secret=[:client_secret]&redirect_uri=urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob&grant_type=authorization_code" https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token

Parameters

Name Description
Title The title of the new calendar.
Description A brief description of the new calendar.

Sample Configuration

Parameter Example Configuration
Title New Calendar
Description Testing the create calendar handler

Results

Name Description
id The id of the newly created Calendar.

Change Log

Version Date Description
1 2012-08-07 Initial Version
2 2014-06-10 Changed handler to use a Refresh Token, which changes the info values to
Client Id, Client Secret, and Refresh Token. Also adds 'id' as a results return
value, updated Google API to v7.0.1.