Multi Container Support for Docker Apps for Univention App Center

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Since the release of UCS 4.1 in November 2015, the App Center has supported Docker apps. These are applications in the form of Docker images that are deployed by the App Center in a Docker container. To do this, the App Center downloads the Docker image of an app and starts the Docker container. We call these apps “Single Container Apps” because the App Center only supports one container per app. This functionality is sufficient for many apps.

Until now!

In the Univention App Center: OpenID Connect Provider

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With the development of the OpenID Connect Provider App, which we announced at the Univention Summit 2018, we have taken another important step towards making UCS a secure and open platform for managing a wide range of services.

The goal we are pursuing: All UCS users should retain full control over their data and digital identities at all times. Also they should have the greatest possible and free choice between different software applications.

Linux Programs in Windows: Just Integrate UCS in Active Directory

Our Univention App Center offers many open source applications from all areas, which you can add to your UCS environment in just a few clicks. Whether groupware, CRM or backup solution – the list of apps is growing continuously. If you want to use these applications in a Windows environment, UCS offers a particularly convenient way of doing so: UCS can be integrated with existing Windows environment, in particular, in an existing Active Directory domain.

After such an integration for which you use our app ‘Active Directory Connection’, the Active Directory (AD) continues to work as a the primary directory service, while UCS can extend the AD domain by exactly those open source software solutions that are available in the App Center.

New in Univention App Center: Apple School Manager Connector

iPads in schools

The digitisation in schools that are equipped with UCS@school continues to progress rapidly. Many school authorities and federal states are providing schools with mobile terminals for use in the classroom. Apple’s iPads in particular are in demand. The devices are robust, easy to use and affordable. They are also equipped with a large number of special apps for digital education.

While iPads are usually tied to a single user, there is one exception for schools with the so-called shared iPads: Students authenticate themselves with their credentials and can thus access personal data, homework, apps, books, etc. This not only saves costs but in combination with mobile device management also a lot of time, as teachers can manage the contents centrally.

MAC&EGG Introduces Apple macOS Alternative: Univention Corporate Server

Apple has removed many functions from the current macOS Server version 5.7.1. Calendar Server, DNS, DHCP, VPN Server and other functions are no longer included in the new version. Apple provides alternatives, but these are often not comprehensive enough to allow small to medium-sized businesses to work comfortably with them. What is missing is a uniform interface that can be used, as before, to execute the entire configuration.

Online Office Appliances Preconfigured with Nextcloud Available

The appliances for the online office solutions Collabora and ONLYOFFICE are now also available preconfigured with Nextcloud. Just like the appliances with ownCloud, the online office solutions can be used immediately after commissioning without additional configuration. Simply log on to Nextcloud, create a document and open it in your browser for editing.

For the development of the appliances, an autoconfiguration was added to the respective apps so that the corresponding plugin is activated and configured in Nextcloud with existing Collabora or ONLYOFFICE. This also benefits the usual installations of the apps directly from the App Center.

The appliances are available for download for the virtualization platforms KVM, VirtualBox and VMware.

Collabora with Nextcloud in the App Center

ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud in the App Center