Licensing Conditions for UCS Enterprise Subscriptions

Users of the commercial UCS Enterprise Subscriptions receive up to seven years of maintenance and support for each major UCS version. This guarantees lasting, stable operations and allows users to update on the day that fits best their needs. UCS Enterprise Subscriptions are valid for twelve months. After the expiration of this period, the subscription will be automatically extended by another year. If this extension is not wanted, notice of termination must be given at least three months prior to the expiration of the running contract. You might find an overview about prices and benefits of the UCS Enterprise Subscriptions on the page Prices and Subscriptions

UCS Enterprise Subscriptions include

  • Professional support subject to the subscription level
  • Rapid provision of security patches as soon as security issues become apparent
  • Scheduled integration of new versions of Open Source software that is used in Univention products within the scope of determined release cycles
  • Further development of the software components developed by Univention
  • Delivery of new product versions

UCS Domain Services

UCS provides functions with which organizations can administrate networks, control end devices’ access to such networks, and centrally manage users’ sign-ons to end devices and applications. These functions are referred to by the name UCS Domain Services. They include DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Kerberos, SAML, Active Directory-compatible services, and Radius.

All the functions specified can be installed, configured, and used for the management and provision of applications with UCS in the scope of any UCS subscription at no extra charge.

Subscriptions for UCS Domain Services need to be taken out if UCS is used for one or more of the following applications:

  • Configuration of operating systems or applications run on end devices (examples: configuration via DHCP, Radius, or group policies)
  • Signing on of end users on end devices (example: authentication on end devices via LDAP, Kerberos, or Active Directory-compatible services) or
  • Signing on to locally run applications on the end devices (with the exception of web-based applications)

UCS Domain Services are not software, but rather subscriptions intended for the use of these functions for the described purpose.

The subscription price for the UCS Domain Services is calculated either based on the number of end devices or the number of active users, independently of the number of UCS servers in use.
You can select whether billing should be performed based on the number of users or end devices. There is then no limit for the respective other parameter in the license key.

Subscriptions for UCS Domain Services are renewed annually like server subscriptions.

Extended security maintenance

For customers using UCS Base or Standard Subscription as well as older UCS versions which are not any more covered by the regular maintenance service, we offer an extension of the security update service. This allows those customers to have more time for the planning and execution of the necessary updating process.

For further information on this maintenance extension and prices please contact us.

Licensing conditions of the UCS Enterprise Subscriptions

Univention products such as Univention Corporate Server are a composition of installation software, software packages in binary format, documentation and other copyrighted intellectual property of Univention GmbH (logos, graphics etc.). For commercial use, they must only be circulated via license and maintenance contracts in accordance with the licensing conditions for Univention Corporate Server. The use of software support and maintenance also requires the purchase of a commercial license. The licensing conditions can be found in our General Terms and Conditions.

The free UCS Core Edition runs under a separate license that must be accepted prior to usage.

Naturally, we respect the licensing conditions of the Open Source software packages of other manufacturers which are included in our products and deliver the souce code for these packages in accordance with the respective license.

Software categories in Univention products

The source code for the software developed by Univention such as, for example, the UCS management system, is Open Source and is generally provided via the GNU AGPLv3. It can be downloaded from our download server and used free of charge, modified and circulated within the scope of the AGPL licensing. Please note that the installation packages might contain further material like logos from Univention and cannot be further distributed.

Standard Open Source software, which is included in the Univention products, but was not predominantly or completely developed by Univention such as, for example, the Linux kernel as well as the directory service OpenLDAP and the Samba software, is circulated in accordance with the licensing conditions of the respective Open Source project. The Linux kernel, for example, is subject to the GNU GPL.

Proprietary software by other manufacturers such as, for example, the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is integrated in UCS, is circulated in accordance with the licensing conditions of the respective manufacturer and is clearly identified as proprietary software.

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