TechRepublic shows comfortable installation of UCS

UCS offers a wide range of opportunities for companies and organizations. Jack Wallen is also convinced of this:

It can be a domain controller, a chat server, an in-house cloud-based groupware solution, a kanban platform, your Nextcloud Hub installation, a mail server, and with a robust App Center, you can extend this server to be just about anything you need.

UCS@school 5 prepares schools for the digitization of education

Bremen, 1 December 2021 – with UCS@school 5, the leading provider of open source solutions for education and the public sector, Univention, has further simplified the digitization of education. Numerous improvements and innovations that provide for a more straightforward operation are implemented in the new version of the solution, optimized for schools and school boards. That includes technical retreading and more efficient administration. School administrators can effortlessly and almost automatically manage students’ digital identities and assign them to their schools and classes in the completely redesigned and user-friendly online portal. End users will also benefit from the new portal through deeper technical and visual integration of services, single sign-on, and improved accessibility in their use.

log4j/log4shell vulnerability: UCS and third-party app updates

UCS 5.0-0 does ship apache-log4j2 as a Debian package, but this is not in use by default. We have already made updates for this package available to our customers on 12/13/2021, as they are not included in the regular errata tracking. For more information on the update, please visit the help forum at: https://help.univention.com/t/status-of-log4j-log4shell-vulnerability-cve-2021-44228-in-ucs-and-apps/19020.

UCS 5.0-1: First Point Release

On the way to perfection.

The first point release of UCS 5.0 brings further important features and tops off the major release from May. The announced Light Theme is now available as an alternative for the user interface. There were improvements in the UCS Portal and App Center, and a number of other apps are now also available for UCS 5.0.

UCS@school 5.0: Established System with a Fresh Look

A developer’s work is never done—after we published the fifth major release of Univention Corporate Server in May 2021, we’ve been keeping busy. Of course, we kept looking after our core product UCS, but we’ve also put in lots of hours to release UCS@school for UCS 5.0. In this blog post, I would like to present the new features of this major release and explain the importance for school administrators.

Admin Diary: Logging Activities in your Domain

Admin Diary
Every day, a lot of things happen in a UCS domain, for example, users log in and out, maybe forget a password and fail to log in to the portal, admins install software or remove apps that are no longer needed, change a forgotten user password, create new user groups or delete several accounts in one go…

Univention Corporate Server logs all these events and more. If you don’t feel like reading detailed log files and just want a brief overview of the events in your UCS domain, you can read the Admin Diary. In this article, I’m going to explain how to install and how to set up our diary for sysadmins. We’re also going to look at the information it offers.

Collabora Online and UCS as alternative for proprietary office suite services

Collaborative work regardless of time and place has long been part of everyday life for many employees. Not least because of this, large cloud-based office applications such as Microsoft 365 or Google Docs are very popular. The major disadvantage of using these services, however, is the loss of control over the your own data.

New UCS training program

Neues Schulungskonzept 2021
The Univention Corporate Server (UCS) technical training has long been an established and essential part of our service portfolio. It ensures the successful use of our products UCS and UCS@school in organizational IT. In a two-day seminar, our customers received a detailed introduction to UCS. They learned about its administration and configuration and were able to consolidate their knowledge with the help of practical exercises. Further, they could ask questions about their individual use.

Integrate Nextcloud manually into UCS

Nextcloud manuell in UCS integrieren
The Nextcloud app has been available for installation from the Univention Appcenter for almost four years. It is a very effective way of making a functioning integration of the popular “File Sync and Share” solution into the management system of the Univention Corporate Server within a very short time. This is suitable for making the services of the Nextcloud hub available to a manageable number of users. On occasion, even to a larger circle of several hundred or thousand users.

However, the Docker-based integration has a few disadvantages due to its architecture, for which a Nextcloud installation on a different platform would be worth considering.