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Xandikos is a CardDAV/CalDAV server that backs onto a Git repository.

Xandikos (Ξανδικός or Ξανθικός) takes its name from the name of the March month in the ancient Macedonian calendar, used in Macedon in the first millennium BC.

Implemented standards

The following standards are implemented:

  • RFC4918/RFC2518 (Core WebDAV) - implemented, except for COPY/MOVE/LOCK operations
  • RFC4791 (CalDAV) - fully implemented
  • RFC6352 (CardDAV) - fully implemented
  • RFC5397 (Current Principal) - fully implemented
  • RFC3253 (Versioning Extensions) - partially implemented, only the REPORT method and {DAV:}expand-property property
  • RFC3744 (Access Control) - partially implemented
  • RFC5995 (POST to create members) - fully implemented
  • RFC7809 (CalDAV Time Zone Extensions) - not implemented

See DAV compliance for more detail on specification compliancy.


  • No multi-user support
  • No support for CalDAV scheduling extensions

Supported clients

Xandikos has been tested and works with the following clients:

Clients that are known not to work:



To run a standalone (low-performance, no authentication) instance of Xandikos, simply create a directory to store your data (say $HOME/dav) and run it:

mkdir -p $HOME/dav
./bin/xandikos -d $HOME/dav

A server should now be running on localhost:8080.


The easiest way to run Xandikos in production is using uWSGI.

One option is to setup uWSGI with a server like Apache, Nginx or another web server that can authenticate users and forward authorized requests to Xandikos in uWSGI. See examples/uwsgi.ini for an example uWSGI configuration.

Alternatively, you can run uWSGI standalone and have it authenticate and directly serve HTTP traffic. An example configuration for this can be found in examples/uwsgi-standalone.ini.

This will start a server on localhost:8080 with username user1 and password password1.

mkdir -p $HOME/dav
uwsgi examples/uwsgi-standalone.ini


There is a #xandikos IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network, and a xandikos mailing list.


At the moment, Xandikos supports Python 3.5 and higher as well as Pypy 3. It also uses dulwich, icalendar and defusedxml.