With Version 4.1 of Univention Corporate Server Univention is integrating a service into Univention Corporate Server which makes life easier for users and administrators alike: the Univention Self Service modules. These allow users to change their saved passwords autonomously (without administrator involvement).
The release 4.1 of Univention Corporate Server brings some new important features for even more secure and convenient use. For example, the Univention App Center now also supports apps which use the container technology Docker. Also new is the integrated global single sign-on mechanism which can be rendered even more secure via the use of two-factor authentication. Another particular highlight are self-service mechanisms whereby users can reset their passwords autonomously.
Version 4.1 of Univention Corporate Server supports Docker Apps from within the App Center. However, firstly lets have a look back on how the App Center has developed over the last years to better explain the reasons why we decided to support Docker. Afterwards, we will have a quick look at the technical details of the implementation within UCS before discussing what the advantages for app vendors and, most importantly, users are. Lastly, I will be happy to give a quick peek into what the future has in store for the App Center.
In order to be able to guarantee the seamless integration of apps in the identity management system provided by UCS even more proficiently, we have now implemented a single sign-on for UCS function in Version 4.1. of Univention Corporate Server. Single sign-on allows a user who has authenticated himself once on an identity provider to use a wide variety of other services without the need to sign on to each of these additional services individually.
We are pleased to announce the availability of UCS 4.0-4 for download, the fourth point release of Univention Corporate Server 4.0.
It includes all errata updates issued for the previous version 4.0-3. Beside various enhancements and bugfixes, it contains important improvements with regard to the Active Directory compatibility and the UCS management system.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the release candidate of UCS 4.1 as DVD-ISO for amd64. Information on download and installation can be found in the Univention Wiki in the article UCS 4.1 Development – Testing. Further information on the time schedule can be found in this article as well.
We have now been using git as the version control software for our projects in the Professional Services Team at Univention for a number of weeks and to great success. In this blog article, I want to give you a bit more information about our decision to employ git, report on our initial, recent experiences and provide a perspective of the aspects still requiring work. In doing so, I hope maybe to provide you with a suggestion or two for your own projects or that perhaps you will also have ideas for how we can implement our requirements even better using git.
- Both the migration of SVN to git and the use of git as a tool in the productive workflow have gone very smoothly.
- The challenges involved in the professional introduction are considerable, particularly with regard to the preparation of the coordinated workflow.
In the upcoming weeks we will publish a step-by-step guide to the first steps with Univention Corporate Server.
In todays first film we give you an overview about the upcoming topics.