We are pleased to announce the availability of the release candidate of UCS 4.1 as DVD-ISO for amd64. Information on download and installation can be found in the Univention Wiki in the article UCS 4.1 Development – Testing. Further information on the time schedule can be found in this article as well.
How can companies make access to their networks and applications securer and more user-friendly at the same time? What’s behind the terms SAML, multiple-factor authentication and single sign-on in this context? Cornelius Kölbel, Managing Director of our partner NetKnights, took the time to explain these technologies to us and illustrate how you can use the multiple-factor authentication solution privacyIDEA and SAML to set up a secure network on UCS plus saving employees time when signing in.
We are happy to offer a new app in the Univention App Center – the Maildisclaimer app from bitbone.
In “Fail-safe performance and load distribution thanks to LDAP replication” I focused on describing the UCS OpenLDAP directory service. Unfortunately, OpenLDAP is only of comparatively little help to me if I want to operate Windows systems in my network, as Windows doesn’t speak the standard-compliant LDAP protocol as a rule, but rather a particular dialect that Microsoft selected for its Active Directory. I would now like to explain which technologies integrated in Univention Corporate Server we can use to deal with this situation and go into more detail about the replication via listener/notifier for OpenLDAP, DRS replication for the Active Directory and the “Univention S4 Connector”, which synchronises between the two worlds.
The OpenVPN4UCS integration package for the server solution OpenVPN to configure and provide private, virtual networks directly via the Univention Management Console was updated to version 1.1.1 and is available in the Univention App Center.