Manage log-in data for different cloud services securely and centrally
With the SAML app in the Univention App Center, the software manufacturer Univention has now developed a single sign-on solution for logging on to different important cloud services. The application makes it possible to store user names and passwords internally and maintain them. In this way, companies can provide their employees with access to web services such as Dropbox, Salesforce or Google Apps without the employees having to register personally and log on afresh every time, as the central access can be performed via the infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS), in which SAML can be easily integrated.
Updated signed GPLPV drivers are available to download in our Wiki. These support Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 as of now and increase the performance of virtualised Windows systems within the hypervisor solution Xen, which is integrated in UCS.
The second milestone of UCS 3.2 has been released. It aims at channel partners, technology partners and interested parties who want to take a first glance at the upcoming release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). It is not designed for productive use.
Convenient creation of apps for UCS
Software producers who use the online build platform openSUSE Build Service for the automatic creation of installation packages for various Linux distributions can now also use it for packages for Univention Corporate Server. These packages can then be made available for installation via the App Center integrated in Univention Corporate Server.
Research results on safer user management for cloud applications presented
Nowadays, operating IT infrastructures without cloud computing is barely imaginable. At the same time, however, many IT decision makers are hesitant to store sensitive corporate information on the cloud. They prefer to separate confidential data which should remain in the company and data which can be stored on the cloud. These types of hybrid cloud scenarios can only be operated cost-effectively if there is efficient and at the same time secure data matching between the local and cloud-based components. The research and development of the necessary algorithms was performed in cooperation in the scope of the SATCloud project by the employees of the “Cyber-Physical Systems” research department of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and developers at the Bremen-based software producer Univention. The aim of the project is to develop a pilot based on Univention Corporate Server by the middle of next year, which allows selective data matching of LDAP directories between multimaster servers.
Linux servers shield Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz)
The Open Source Observatory of the European Commission informs about the use of UCS and Samba 4 at the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz).
Samba 4 as a bridging technology between the Microsoft Windows and the Open Source worlds
With the integration of Samba 4, the infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server makes it possible for us to fuse the proprietary Windows world efficiently with the free Linux world at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. In this way, the federal office benefits from both worlds at the same time and its demands on high availability, stability, simple administration and georedundancy are completely satisfied according to its head of IT.
The American construction consulting company Smith Engineering Company recently introduced Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and centralized its former five Samba 3 domains into one.