Univention App Highlights: Top 3 for Heterogeneous Environments

Univention App Highlights Heterogeneous Environments
Welcome to our first journey into the world of Univention applications! In this new blog series, we will regularly present exciting applications from our App Center. In the first episode, we focus on three tools for different environments: Whether you’re using Univention Corporate Server as a single domain controller, integrating the server into an existing Active Directory, or planning to migrate an entire existing AD domain to UCS – we have the perfect solution for you!

New Manual for Debian and Ubuntu Administrators for faster on boarding with UCS

Manual Debian Ubuntu
We have added a new member to our portfolio of product documents: The manual “Univention Corporate Server for Debian and Ubuntu Administrators” is now publicly available. This document has been specially developed to make it easier for people with an administrative background in Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu to get started with UCS and to avoid typical pitfalls in system configuration, software administration and domain joining and the resulting follow-up work. In this article, we would like to give you an overview of the idea, making of and contents of this manual.

UCS 5.2 Alpha: Preliminary Version of the Next UCS Released

Blog UCS 5.2 Alpha
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.

Interview: Andreas Tells Us How He Was Able to Fulfill His Dream of Taking a “Sabbatical” at Univention

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.

SimpleSAMLphp and Kopano Konnect Deprecated – Keycloak Will Be the Only IDP in UCS 5.2

Header: Keycloak Identity Provider
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 and MariaDB Offer Support for the Fail-Safe Operation of Keycloak in UCS

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.

Outlook on the Upcoming Role Design in UCS and UCS@school

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.