Looking back at 16th Univention Summit 2023: Open New Deal as the Basis for Sustainable and Open Digitalization

More than 630 IT experts and decision makers from politics, administration, education and the software industry met last week at our Univention Summit 2023 to “rock IT”. The musically inspired motto “Rock’n’Roles’n’Rights – WE ROCK IT!” referred to our focus this year on the further development and expansion of the Univention roles and rights model, but also to the digital turnaround that we want to implement this year together with our partners and customers.

„Open New Deal“ at the Univention Summit

Bremen, January 19, 2023 – The digital turnaround must bring about safeguarding freedom, shaping ability in the digital world as well as providing vital IT basic infrastructure. At the Univention Summit 2023 on 17 and 18 January, the focus was therefore on pioneering projects and components of an open and reliably available infrastructure, such as the identity management solutions from Univention, the sovereign administration workplace and the dPhoenixSuite from Dataport. Peter Ganten (Univention founder and CEO) presented the idea of an “Open New Deal”.

Migration of the Identity Provider in UCS – Keycloak App now Part of the Support Scope

We reached an important milestone in the step-by-step migration to Keycloak as an Identity Provider in UCS: In August 2022, we made Keycloak available as an app in the UCS App Center for integration in UCS in an initial version and have improved it ever since. With the latest release in December, the app is now also part of our official product support, and thus ready for productive use.

In this article, I would like to give you an overview of the possibilities that Keycloak will offer you, the current status of the migration of the Identity Provider from UCS based on Keycloak, as well as an outlook on further features yet to come in the next few months.

VLANs and RADIUS: How to Configure Virtual Networks for Univention Corporate Server (UCS)

Let’s talk about VLANs—in this article I would like to talk about virtual networks and their benefits. I’m also going to describe how configure VLANs in Univention Corporate Server (UCS), how to increase security for your UCS environment with our RADIUS app and dynamically assign devices to specific VLANs via a RADIUS server.

“I think it’s important to have women in development teams as well.”

Interview with Monika: Head of Development at Univention

Here at Univention, it is a matter of course that women work in development and hold management positions. Our best example is Monika. As Head of Software Engineering, she is responsible for software development, including product development and maintenance, as well as new and further developments. In this interview, she talks about diversity in teams, her first encounters with open source software, and the importance of open communication.

Using the Univention ID Connector to implement federal-state solutions for central user data administration

The provision and maintenance of the schools’ master data are one of the most challenging issues in digital school administration. How do you manage to have complete, up-to-date user data available at any time, in any system, without manual and error-prone maintenance? At Univention, we have taken on this challenge and developed the UCS@school ID Connector to synchronize school identities on several independent UCS@school IDMs.