Let’s Diss Those from the Government!

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When we think of the administration in Germany in the context of digitalization, we often hear terms like “slow”, “outdated”, “backward” or “analog”. In comparison to other European countries, the administration is not up to date, has to catch up, act faster and finally become more digital. However, our public administration is in many areas no longer as dusty as its image suggests, but it is already very modern.

End of Maintenance of UCS 4.4

End of UCS 4

Users who are still using UCS 4.4 should update to the more recent version UCS 5 in order to continue receiving security updates, bug fixes and minor releases. In any case, the update sequence must be observed. An update to UCS 5.0 requires at least UCS 4.4-8 with UCS 4.4-8 erratum 972. For more information about the current release versions of UCS 5 and the necessary steps for an update, please refer to the release notes.

Owners of our UCS Standard subscription have the option to sign an extended maintenance support contract for the upgrade from UCS 4.4 to 5. Please contact our sales team at sales@univention.de.

E-mail Archiving: You Should Be Aware of These Misconceptions

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More and more business communication is taking place via e-mail, and it has long been common practice for contracts and invoices to be sent only by e-mail. This speeds up and simplifies communication, especially in times when home offices is very popular. At the same time, many of those involved are not aware that those who do not archive their company e-mails in an audit-proof manner will end up in hot water faster than they think.

USI: Automated Provision of Information about UCS Systems

Improve your support experience with USI: Using Univention Support Info (USI), you have the option of automatically providing the support team with information about the status of your UCS system. A USI file bundles all important information about a UCS computer and is sent – encrypted if desired – to our support. The following article shows how USI not only gives you direct insight into your system, but also saves you valuable time in communicating with the support team.

Univention Corporate Server 5.0-3

UCS 5.0-3 Point Release
With the point release UCS 5.0-3, the next important step for the further development of the Univention Corporate Server has been taken – towards more usability and performance as well as the deeper integration of services and their central administration. In this blog article, I would like to give you an overview of the most important new features and improvements bundled in the release.

Looking back at 16th Univention Summit 2023: Open New Deal as the Basis for Sustainable and Open Digitalization

More than 630 IT experts and decision makers from politics, administration, education and the software industry met last week at our Univention Summit 2023 to “rock IT”. The musically inspired motto “Rock’n’Roles’n’Rights – WE ROCK IT!” referred to our focus this year on the further development and expansion of the Univention roles and rights model, but also to the digital turnaround that we want to implement this year together with our partners and customers.

Migration of the Identity Provider in UCS – Keycloak App now Part of the Support Scope

We reached an important milestone in the step-by-step migration to Keycloak as an Identity Provider in UCS: In August 2022, we made Keycloak available as an app in the UCS App Center for integration in UCS in an initial version and have improved it ever since. With the latest release in December, the app is now also part of our official product support, and thus ready for productive use.

In this article, I would like to give you an overview of the possibilities that Keycloak will offer you, the current status of the migration of the Identity Provider from UCS based on Keycloak, as well as an outlook on further features yet to come in the next few months.

VLANs and RADIUS: How to Configure Virtual Networks for Univention Corporate Server (UCS)

Let’s talk about VLANs—in this article I would like to talk about virtual networks and their benefits. I’m also going to describe how configure VLANs in Univention Corporate Server (UCS), how to increase security for your UCS environment with our RADIUS app and dynamically assign devices to specific VLANs via a RADIUS server.