Release of UCS 4.1 with Docker, Single Sign-On Mechanism and Two-Factor Authentication

UCS_Logo_994x172_auf_transparentThe release 4.1 of Univention Corporate Server brings some new important features for even more secure and convenient use. For example, the Univention App Center now also supports apps which use the container technology Docker. Also new is the integrated global single sign-on mechanism which can be rendered even more secure via the use of two-factor authentication. Another particular highlight are self-service mechanisms whereby users can reset their passwords autonomously.

UCS 4.1: New release brings integration of Docker and single sign-on

Cautious Modifications for Added Application and User Security

Bremen, November 17, 2015. With Version 4.1, Univention is now equipping its server operating and management platform Univention Corporate Server (UCS) with new important features for even more secure and convenient use. For example, in order to guarantee even higher security and separation in operation, the App Center integrated in UCS now also supports apps which use the container technology Docker. Manufacturers of applications available in the App Center also benefit from the global single sign-on mechanism recently integrated in UCS, which can be rendered even more secure via the use of two-factor authentication. The self-service mechanisms whereby users can reset their passwords autonomously are another particular highlight.

New in UCS 4.1: Docker Apps for the Univention App Center

Version 4.1 of Univention Corporate Server supports Docker Apps from within the App Center. However, firstly lets have a look back on how the App Center has developed over the last years to better explain the reasons why we decided to support Docker. Afterwards, we will have a quick look at the technical details of the implementation within UCS before discussing what the advantages for app vendors and, most importantly, users are. Lastly, I will be happy to give a quick peek into what the future has in store for the App Center.