Read our brief article, in which we use Univention Corporate Server to exemplify what a domain and a domain controller are and what functions they have.
Today, we released the second milestone of Univention Corporate Server 4.2, which is available as DVD-ISO for amd64.
Information on download and installation of the milestone as well as further information on the scope and schedule of the new version can be found in the blog article about the first milestone.
In this article we would like to inform all IT administrators and IT-interested people about the possibilities of a trust between two domains (UCS Samba/AD and Microsoft AD). To set up a trust is to give users of one domain access to the resources of another. This can increase the scope for actions in some situations!
In our example, we will specifically refer to the interaction between Samba in UCS and Microsoft Windows, explaining in detail how a so-called trust relationship can be configured and informing about the current state of implementation.
Last week, at the didacta conference in Stuttgart, we announced that you can now install Nextcloud from the Univention App Center.
Many users have been asking us about this as the need for a private cloud technology is big and Nextcloud offers the most security-focused and reliable solution in the market.
We are very pleased to present the first milestone of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.2. The milestone is for our system house and technology partners, app providers and interested parties, who want to take a first look at the upcoming release of UCS.
This milestone provides a preview of the new UCS portal, which makes it easy for end users to find installed apps in the UCS domain.
In addition to the updated Debian base distribution, this milestone provides an integrated pre-release version of the upcoming Samba 4.6 version, which will be available in UCS after finalization.
So let us disentangle the secret code of cloud computing by having a look at what the meaning of the different services IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS actually is.
Sales tool out of the box
There are numerous CRM solutions on the market, each with their unique advantages. In my opinion and personal experience the Linux-based software SuiteCRM stands out as it offers a comprehensive and easy to use user interface that is ready to use out of the box, but can also be easily adapted to your unique situation if needed. SuiteCRM provides easily understandable overviews of your customer engagement process. Apart from lead and contract management it also includes project management, invoicing modules, further extensions, and it is open source.
With the following installation and operation guide I like to help you get SuiteCRM set up and running. Look how you can manage it with ease via UCS!
Web-based work has been a widespread phenomenon in many industries for a long time already and is increasingly become standard practice thanks to the recent trend of cloud computing. This all sounds great to begin with, as you also have access to web-based programs from outside of the company and are thus able to work from practically wherever you want, whenever you want. However, the direct consequence of this flexibility is that each user has to remember more and more login data for the individual programs for security reasons. Added to this is also the time and effort required every day for logging in and out of each program, depending on how many programs you work with in parallel.
Luckily, this is where SAML – security assertion markup language – comes into its own. SAML is a secure, XML-based data format for the exchange of authentication and authorization information so as not to put a company’s data security at risk despite web-based working. At the same time, it also offers each and every user an optimal level of comfort.
Container technologies like Docker make it possible for service providers to easily offer separated, private environments containing Open-Xchange and other services at a low footprint. But usually management of these services is a challenge.
Univention provides a complete open environment to run and manage Open-Xchange inside Docker and popular hypervisors. This includes life-cycle, patch and identity management (IdM), a management GUI for customers, connectors to Microsoft Active Directory, and the possibility to integrate a dozens of other applications.
The increasing number of programs that employees in companies have to deal with day in, day out makes their work not only easier but also increasingly more complex. In addition, a higher number of applications also translates to an increasing security risk for the data in the corporate network.
We would now like to take this opportunity to explain how you can make work easier for your employees with single sign-on technology and keep your data safer from external attacks at the same time.