OpenVPN to Secure your Samba Authentications Automatically

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Samba 4 has become the tool of choice for companies with diverse clients that seek a Linux-based central identity management. However, a growing number of organizations are offering work from home options and manage distributed operations like construction companies with a computer at every construction site or an insurance provider with several offices. The securing of all authentication processes when employees log in your network also from outside, is critical to protect your data.

But how to do that?

You need to add a VPN solution which starts before the login if you want to enjoy the advantages of single sign-on and policies that Samba provides. The following how-to will describe how to add OpenVPN to an existing Samba 4 installation to automatically secure client authentications over an untrusted network.

Asterisk Universal Communication Solution for UCS – The Cost-Effective and Flexible Alternative to VoIP

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Asterisk is a leading, freely available voice over IP (VoIP) solution that companies can employ as an Open Source software without license fees. Originally designed by Mark Spencer at the U.S. company Digium in 1999, the solution is now being continually further developed by a growing development community around the world. In addition, it offers high functionality and boasts an extensive basis for telephony, unified messaging, and third-party systems.

Collabora Online now new in the Univention App Center

With the new Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) you can now safely run your online office in the cloud.

The LibreOffice-based solution supports all important document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats that you can integrate into your own infrastructure. Use the advantage of working with CODE to edit office documents together and independently of time and location.

WordPress for UCS 4.1 and 4.2 now in the App Center

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You can now build beautiful websites and blogs with our new, free to use WordPress application for Univention Corporate Server, which is available to you in the App Center, and benefit from the integration into UCS’ identity management.

This app is provided as a Docker-based app. WordPress will update itself in the container independently, so WordPress should always stay up-to-date. The future updates for WordPress released by the App Center will then mainly update the software, which is located around WordPress in the container.

Monitoring with NOCTUA® Athene for UCS 4.2 now in the Univention App Center

We are pleased to present the monitoring solution NOCTUA® Athene as a Docker-based app in the Univention App Center for UCS 4.2.

NOCTUA® Athene is a flexibly configurable solution for the detection of failures on any number of systems, hardware and software. By using predefined protocols (e.g. SNMP, WMI, SSH, Ping, or SQL) as well as host and service templates, the software facilitates the work of IT administrators.

OX App Suite – the whole office online

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The groupware solution OX App Suite, available in the Univention App Center, is aimed at companies, educational institutions and public administrations looking for a modern and future-proof communication solution.

OX App Suite is a modular communication and collaboration platform. It is based on open standards and can be used in combination with Univention Corporate Server (UCS) for the integration into existing IT infrastructures.