After switching over our email from self-hosting to GMail, my Sr. SysAdmin is looking for us to consolidate our company calendars into one singular Google Calendar.

With our current system, if a user marks a vacation day, only the Office Manager is able to go back and edit the entry after that date (to prevent people from giving themselves free vacation days).

As far as I can tell, with Google Calendar, if the calendar is shared company-wide, any user can create, edit, and/or delete an event. Is there a setting somewhere to restrict access to completed events?

  • What did Google Support say about this? Give 'em a call - they're very good. – EEAA Jun 17 '15 at 20:03
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    Have you tried this?, > Google Calendar Help Fourm – Corleone Jun 18 '15 at 3:39

No, there is not possible restrict permission to add/modify. Currently is possible to choose these permissions:

  • Change and share
  • Change
  • View details
  • View availability

To protect your data when someone deletes an event, you can track changes with the Notifications: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37242?rd=1


This is a bad system because anyone can delete your events. There should be a way to share an event but only allow it to be deleted by the person who put the event in.

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