Data Protection for Your IT despite Microsoft Office 365

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Do you already know our Microsoft Office 365 Connector? If you use Microsoft Office 365 while simultaneously attach highest importance to the protection of your data, you should definitely try this App.

Working from anywhere has only become possible and effective through the cloud, but the administrative effort involved in integrating and maintaining all users can be horrendous. On top of that, data protection is a delicate issue for cloud services. In this article you will therefore learn how our connector provides a solution and how you can install it easily.

News from The Univention Development Team

It‘s been only four weeks that we published UCS 4.3-2, and we already have some more news for you from our development team.

UCS 4.2-5

Two weeks ago we published UCS 4.2-5. Essentially this release bundles the nearly 100 errata updates, mainly security updates and stabilizations that were released for UCS 4.2-4. The upcoming errata updates for UCS 4.2-5 will only be available for customers with an enterprise subscription. If you are a Core Edition user, we therefore recommend you to update to UCS 4.3 so that you continue to receive security updates in the future.

Univention supplies the IT infrastructure for teaching in Bremen‘s schools

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Since 2003, the Bremen „Senator for Children and Education“ has been developing and implementing a centralized offer for the provision of IT infrastructure in Bremen‘s schools. Among other elements, this covers centralized identity and infrastructure management, defined server and desktop environments, software distribution of educational applications for schools, a school software solution for computer-assisted teaching and roll-out, support, update and helpdesk procedures.

Improved Network Security and Performance with a Reverse Proxy

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Providing services on the Internet is part and parcel of day-to-day work in a company nowadays, but you don’t always want the server to be directly accessible from the Internet when doing so. A reverse proxy can control access in such cases using ACLs (access control lists). The reverse proxy can also reduce the number of IP addresses required, as it can provide access to multiple systems behind one IP.

How-To: Administration of Groups in UCS

Whether it’s for access to the UCS portal, printers, or files, users’ authorizations in UCS are defined by their group memberships. This process facilitates the administration of authorizations in large environments in particular as there is no need to assign individual authorizations to each user separately. The group administration reduces the administrative efforts required when mounting new services to the central IDM especially if these services can be made available to defined groups in one go.

UCS 4.3-2 Published! New: Maintenance Mode for Release Updates …

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With UCS 4.3-2, the second point release for Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.3 is now available, which includes a number of security updates and various new features.

New: UCS maintenance mode

UCS 4.3-2 now offers a maintenance mode for importing release updates via Univention Management Console (UMC). UMC is the web-based, graphical user interface for the administration of the entire domain. In the past, when a release update was recorded, short-term failures of the UMC could occur, for example, because the updated services were restarted.

New: UCS Dashboard Facilitates Administrator Monitoring

In the UCS Dashboard app, we now have the first (beta) version of a new dashboard based on the Open Source solutions Grafana and Prometheus. The app allows administrators to check the status of domains and individual servers on different dashboards quickly and simply. The dashboards can be accessed simply via a web browser, access a database in the background, and deliver updated reports on certain aspects of the domain or servers continually.

Install Matterbridge & Bridge Mattermost to Chat/ChatOps

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At Kopano we have been developing packages to easily install and update Mattermost for quite some time now. For those using the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) we maintain an app that sets up Mattermost and configures it for you automatically.

But what if you already have a chat platform in your company and cannot migrate all users at the same time? Or you want to provide a Mattermost chat for all your customers, but only want to buy a Mattermost subscription for your internal users? Or you have a subset of your users relying on your old chat platform and clients?

Briefly : Set Up a UCS Mail Server as a Central IT Service

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Learn in this article how to set up a fully functional mail server. As e-mails are today an essential part of business communication, we recommend to embed the mail server as a central service into the IT of your organization.

Let me show you here not only how to do this but also explain the various options for receiving and sending mails. In addition, I will describe how to configure the users.