On November 21, we released the Alpha version of UCS 5.2. It is the harbinger for the first minor release since the release of UCS 5.0 in May 2021. The Alpha version is intended to give a first impression of the upcoming UCS 5.2, in particular the basic packages of the distribution have been updated; UCS 5.2 Alpha is therefore primarily aimed at app providers who want to test their app today. However, installation and updates are generally available to anyone who wants to get an idea of the next version today.
In today’s digital world, we depend more than ever on efficient and reliable software solutions to optimize our business processes and to modernize IT for education. At Univention, we offer solutions that meet the needs of our customers and users. But even the best software can occasionally raise questions or pose challenges.
Pausing for a moment, reading a book in peace, traveling across Europe, dedicating oneself to a project or volunteering full-time – this is the dream of many employees. At Univention, this dream has come true, because for the past two years, employees have had the opportunity to take time out in the form of a “sabbatical”. In this interview, Andreas talks about how he managed to establish this offer, why the topic is so important to him, and how he spent his sabbatical.
As announced, we will introduce Keycloak as the default identity provider (IDP) with UCS 5.2. That raises the question of how long the previous IDP based on SimpleSAMLphp will be supported in UCS. In this article, I explain why we have decided to link the maintenance period of SimpleSAMLphp with that of UCS Release 5.0 and what steps are necessary for existing UCS installations.
Univention Corporate Server 5.0-5 is the fifth point release for Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 5.0. It contains all erratas released since version 5.0-4 for bug fixes, performance improvements and security updates for Samba, Linux, OpenSSH, Bind and Python, among others.
Since last year, the single sign-on solution Keycloak has been a central component of our identity and access management strategy. With Keycloak, third-party applications can log on to the system using standard protocols such as SAML and OpenID Connect. This means that users only have to log on once centrally and can then access all enabled services.
Since our last blog article on the future role model, we have made significant progress in transforming the UCS role and rights model. The custom role design, currently under development, is taking shape. In this article, we would like to focus on introducing two promising new components: One of them allows you to evaluate the permissions of a role, while the other is a web module that allows you to create your own roles. Let’s see what else awaits us until the end of the year.
The patch level release UCS@school 5.0 v4 from the beginning of August comes with a whole range of improvements for our school software solution UCS@school which I would like to share with you in this article.
In this blog article, I would like to inform you about important adjustments to the release and maintenance times for UCS patch level releases. First of all, I would like to give you a brief overview of how a maintenance cycle of UCS works and which components are part of it.
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the Univention ID Broker. KNOWBODY, a young and innovative company, now makes sexual education more interactive and personal than ever before. Using videos, short games, 3D animations and even voice messages, students are introduced to the topic in a unique way. Read on to learn more about the exciting possibilities of this app from Carolin Strehmel.