How the City of Schwäbisch-Hall Ensures a Sustainable Open Source IT Infrastructure with the Introduction of UCS

When people think of Schwäbisch-Hall, they most likely think of the building society of the same name or a picturesque old town (which is well worth a visit, by the way). Maintaining the latter is just one of the many tasks of the city administration. And the days of pencils and paper files are slowly […]

UCS Architecture Documentation: New Content and Lessons Learned from Iterative Writing

Univention Corporate Server Architecture

Our Univention Corporate Server (UCS) architecture documentation has grown with more content and will continue to grow. In this article, I will give you an overview of the newly added content, introduce another level of detail for administrators and solution architects, and

Guest Article: Finance with UE – Full-featured, Sophisticated and Adaptable

The subject of finance often divides opinion: Some consider it a science, while others simply an indispensable requirement for managing a company. While for some entrepreneurs “management by account balance” quickly exhausts the possibilities of strategic business, for others the constant overview of cash flow, EBIT and cost accounting is simply indispensable. Asked about it, […]

Interview: Johannes Talks About Digital Sovereignty and How he Experiences it in his Daily Work

Univention’s vision is a world in which people and organizations alike use IT in a self-determined way and can help shape it – for us, this can be summarized as Digital Sovereignty. We derive our mission from this vision: We create IT solutions that are open, transparent and easy to use. This is what all […]

Stubbornness Does Not Suit us: Univention Breaks the Model of Roles for UCS and UCS@school

UCS@school flexibleres Rollen- und Rechtemodell

At Univention, we have been supporting school authorities and federal states, organizations from the private sector and public administration for many years with our powerful identity management. With its role and authorization concept, it is tailored to the needs of organizations with many users in a wide variety of contexts, whether schools, departments or branch […]

Let’s Diss Those from the Government!

Blog Header: The Sovereign Workplace

When we think of the administration in Germany in the context of digitalization, we often hear terms like “slow”, “outdated”, “backward” or “analog”.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 […]

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 […]

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

Benno Mailarchiv

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 […]

Announcement: Upcoming Maintenance Work on our Servers

Maintenance of our systems

On March 10, 2023 we will perform maintenance work on the hardware of various servers. From 5.30 PM to approx. 6.30 PM you will not have access to the following repository servers:

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 […]