Many small improvements and one extension: UCS 4.4.1 with REST API (beta) released

Bremen, July 16, 2019 – Our first point release of UCS 4.4 includes all minor improvements and bugfixes of the updates released over the past months and also brings some exciting new features:

Univention Directory Manager (UDM): More performance, improved functionality and a new REST API as beta version

There are significant performance improvements for managing the contents of the directory service via UDM, especially for application scenarios with complex structures. A brand new feature is the REST API for UDM, which considerably facilitates the integration of UDM with other applications. This REST API has been released as beta version for the time being. After further tests and improvements we plan to release a stable version in autumn.

Univention Corporate Server 4.4: More Security and Ease of Use

Bremen, March 12, 2019 – Univention has launched the latest release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). The enhancements of version 4.4 focus on a number of new features, higher security and more comfort. With the application “Admin Diary”, UCS now supports administrators in making administrative activities traceable. For more security, password policies can be defined more strictly and flexibly with the new version. UCS 4.4 has also added support for trusts, which enables the integration of services operated in Microsoft domains. Users can now enjoy an enhanced Self Service that eliminates the need for numerous admin requests. At the same time as UCS, Univention is releasing an updated version of UCS@school specifically for schools and school authorities, making it much easier to connect to external services.

Univention Summit 2019: Open Source meets Digital Education

Univention invites users, IT experts and technology manufacturers to the 11th Univention Summit in Bremen. Under the motto “Use your Identities”, more than 350 guests will come together on 31 January and 1 February 2019 to converse on the secure use of digital identities and the associated data as well as on the digitisation of education. In addition, numerous IT managers from companies and the education sector will speak about the successful use of open source software in their respective organisations.

MAC&EGG Introduces Apple macOS Alternative: Univention Corporate Server

Apple has removed many functions from the current macOS Server version 5.7.1. Calendar Server, DNS, DHCP, VPN Server and other functions are no longer included in the new version. Apple provides alternatives, but these are often not comprehensive enough to allow small to medium-sized businesses to work comfortably with them. What is missing is a uniform interface that can be used, as before, to execute the entire configuration.

Univention offers online distribution platform for software manufacturers

Bremen, August 15, 2018 – Univention, a specialist in IT infrastructure and identity management, offers software manufacturers an attractive distribution channel: They can sell their solutions directly online via the Univention App Center. IT service providers and system houses are now able to combine tailor-made solutions from a broad portfolio of business applications to their customers. The Univention App Center is a central component of the ID management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and makes the installation of cloud and enterprise applications almost as easy as the installation of smartphone apps. The advantage for everyone involved: In addition to providing the software, Univention also handles the entire billing management. The App Center already offers ownCloud, Nextcloud, Bareos, Collabora, Kopano, KIX, OpenProject and other solutions.

Univention: Single sign-on made easy for Ubuntu clients

Bremen, April 26, 2018 – Today, Univention releases the Domain Join Assistant for Univention Corporate Server (UCS). This new tool allows administrators to integrate Ubuntu machines into a UCS domain without any additional manual configuration. All users can directly log in to an Ubuntu desktop using their usual domain accounts. With this automation, Univention significantly helps administrators to manage Ubuntu clients on the network. Thanks to a Kerberos SAML integration, organizations who are already using the recently released UCS 4.3 can now also offer their users single sign-on for the Ubuntu clients. The new Domain Join Assistant will replace the previous Univention Corporate Client (UCC). However, Univention customers with a maintenance contract will receive updates for UCC until April 30, 2021.