The Linux blog It’s FOSS published an article about the possibilitiy to use Univention Corporate Server as a home server. This article provides a step by step process to set this up. It also informs on how to extend UCS by the groupware Kopano and the filesharing solution Nextcloud to have a complete , safe to use package as an alternative to the standard, proprietary solutions.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is mainly used by professional IT users as a system that is easy to set up and easy to maintain. Yet, private users can also reap the benefits of this concept. In this article, I would like to provide an introduction to how you can set up your own server for e-mail, groupware, and file-sharing in just a few steps using UCS and the Nextcloud and Kopano apps – allowing you to construct an alternative to services such as GMail and Dropbox all under your own control.

Read the full article which was posted on July 27, 2017 for the first time on

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