Univention offers online distribution platform for software manufacturers

Bremen, August 15, 2018 – Univention, a specialist in IT infrastructure and identity management, offers software manufacturers an attractive distribution channel: They can sell their solutions directly online via the Univention App Center. IT service providers and system houses are now able to combine tailor-made solutions from a broad portfolio of business applications to their customers. The Univention App Center is a central component of the ID management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and makes the installation of cloud and enterprise applications almost as easy as the installation of smartphone apps. The advantage for everyone involved: In addition to providing the software, Univention also handles the entire billing management. The App Center already offers ownCloud, Nextcloud, Bareos, Collabora, Kopano, KIX, OpenProject and other solutions.

Install Matterbridge & Bridge Mattermost to Chat/ChatOps

graphic about Matterbridge building bridges to other chat tools
At Kopano we have been developing packages to easily install and update Mattermost for quite some time now. For those using the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) we maintain an app that sets up Mattermost and configures it for you automatically.

But what if you already have a chat platform in your company and cannot migrate all users at the same time? Or you want to provide a Mattermost chat for all your customers, but only want to buy a Mattermost subscription for your internal users? Or you have a subset of your users relying on your old chat platform and clients?

Briefly : Set Up a UCS Mail Server as a Central IT Service

Graphic about UCS and mail server
Learn in this article how to set up a fully functional mail server. As e-mails are today an essential part of business communication, we recommend to embed the mail server as a central service into the IT of your organization.

Let me show you here not only how to do this but also explain the various options for receiving and sending mails. In addition, I will describe how to configure the users.

Ready to use: Nextcloud, ownCloud, Kopano, OpenProject or Mattermost App Appliances

Appliances are available for a number of apps from the Univention App Center for fast and easy deployment to different virtualization platforms. In the appliances UCS is already pre-installed. The setup of appliances is for the systems simple and always the same: the user runs through a system setup wizard, in which the settings required for operation are made. Then then system configures itself and voilá ….

ID4me – Your Universal Digital Profile

ID4me

A universal digital profile, with full privacy control for the users

Many users are tired of remembering hundreds of usernames and passwords. So the majority is either using one password for everything or storing their login information in the browser. Security managers are frequently shocked by the password management of users. But security and IT experts are now able to relax as a group of Internet experts has created a global open standard: ID4me.

Only a short percentage of users is changing their passwords on a regular basis. And when choosing a password, „easy to remember“ usually beats „secure, unique and complex“. Of course, you want to make sure your users choose a username and password combination that is secure. Forcing users to do so often results in storing the login credentials in the browser. Some systems force their users to change the password on a regular base, resulting in frustrated users or employees.

Chrome Warns Users against HTTP – Configure with Let’s Encrypt free SSL Certificates for UCS

With the announcement of July 23, 2018 at the beginning of February this year, Google created a new milestone on the path to a fully encrypted web. On this day the new version 68 of the Chrome browser will appear, which will, for the first time, mark all websites accessed via HTTP as unsafe. Instead of the well known green lock, which stands for secure HTTPS connections, there will then be shown a grey lettering indicating the uncertainty of the connection.