Today we introduce our new Domain Join Assistant for Univention Corporate Server (UCS). With this tool, administrators can now integrate Ubuntu computers into a UCS domain without any additional manual configuration. Thanks to this, all users can log in directly to their Ubuntu desktop using their usual domain accounts. This automation eases administrators’ work to manage Ubuntu clients on the network. Thanks to Kerberos SAML integration, organizations that already use UCS version 4.3 can now offer their users single sign-on for the Ubuntu clients.
Univention Domain Join Assistant will replace UCC
Please note that the new Domain Join Assistant will also replace the previous Univention Corporate Client (UCC), which we will discontinue. However, customers with a maintenance contract for Univention Corporate Client will receive UCC updates until April 30, 2021.
We want to give all UCS users the possibility to easily integrate notebooks and PCs with standard Ubuntu into their UCS domains, thus keeping the maintenance effort as low as possible. The new Domain Join Assistant will be of great help for this.
Other benefits of the Domain Join Assistant in UCS environments
• Users can log in to various Ubuntu systems using their login information.
• Manual login is no longer required, because users can enter their credentials in the clear user interface and all subsequent steps are done automatically.
• Users can work without the installation of a special client.
Support for Ubuntu clients up to version 18.04
Univention supports Ubuntu 17.10 (“Artful”), 16.04 LTS (“Xenial”) as well as the brand new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (“Bionic Beaver”) that is expected at the end of April.
Find more information and a download guide for the Domain Join Assistant on Github.
If you are a maintenance customer of Univention Corporate Client (UCC), please find more information on the discontinuation in our Univention Wiki .
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Maren Abatielos joined Univention in 2012. Since then she has been engaged in content and social media marketing for UCS and Open Source in general.