carddavd(8) Darwin Address Book Server Control Interface


[-hX ] [-u username ] [-g groupname ] [-T twistd ] [-f carddavd.plist ]


is a front end to the Darwin Address Book Server. The Darwin Address Book Server is a web server which implements the HTTP, WebDAV, WebDAV ACL, and CardDAV protocols.

is a simple tool for starting the server.


Displays usage information
Starts the server but does not daemonize it.
-u username
Drops privileges to the given username.
-g groupname
Drops privileges to the given groupname.
-f carddavd.plist
Specifies the path of the configuration file to read.
-T twistd
Specifies the path to the twistd binary.


The Address Book Server configuration file. It is an XML property list specifying server options such as the port to bind to, whether to use SSL, and the names of other configuration files.
PEM-format server keys for use with SSL.
The server's document root, which is used as the backing store for the HTTP resources on the server.
The server's access log file, in a format similar to Apache HTTPd's access log.
The server's main log file.
The server's process ID file.
Server implementation and support files.


complies with draft-ietf-vcarddav-carddav (CardDAV), RFC 2518 (WebDAV) and RFC 3744 (WebDAV ACL).


was first introduced as part of Darwin 10 and Mac OS 10.6.


This version of is still in development and testing.