The fifth major release of Univention Corporate Server is ready and available for download. UCS 5.0 contains new features, has a fresh look, comes with several improvements and bug fixes. The new version also uses a new core: UCS 5.0 is based on Debian 10 (‘Buster’) and Python 3.
With the first release candidate (RC), Univention are announcing the finalisation phase for the major release of Univention Corporate Server, UCS 5.0. They will be concentrating on stabilising the features implemented up to this point. Compared to the beta version of UCS 5, which was published in December, they have been able to achieve many improvements, in particular in the web interface of the UCS portal, the management console and the Univention App Center.
Kevin Dominik Korte, President of Univention North America, has written an article for SatMagazine. In the article, he talks about the general importance for satellite companies to keep their data safe and secure at all cost – and the challenges that come along with that necessity.
The variety of existing Open Source projects makes it easy to add new features to a modular product like UCS. The basic requirements for many things already exist and there are positive experiences with those software projects. At Univention, we pursue the goal of making these functions available to our users. In addition, we want to maintain the integration with our core components. This maintenance is definitely the larger part of the work, which is very noticeable during upgrades. One goal of …
The district of Harz as a school authority recognized early, that a school has different needs to the public administration. Therefore the school IT is separated from the IT structure of the administrative district. Their structures enable them to remain flexible and to respond to the individual needs of the schools. A special school needs other applications and end devices than a grammar school. Nevertheless, both systems must be manageable and functional.
Our film tutorial explains how administrators can use the Univention Domain Join Assistant to integrate Ubuntu machines into a UCS domain without any further manual configuration effort:
Not only since the discussions about the GDPR last year, security and data protection have returned to the attention of both companies and users. Following the trend to move as much as possible to the cloud, there are now again conflicting approaches: The “unclouding”, that is the return from the cloud to on-premise solutions on the one hand or the operation of own systems in IaaS environments (Infrastructure as a Service) on the other.
In August, OpenLDAP celebrated its 20th birthday while RedHat and SUSE announced the discontinuation of this open solution. But in contrast Univention have announced that they will continue to support and use OpenLDAP.
Certificates ensure secure communication on the internet but are often expensive. With Let’s Encrypt, a project founded in 2014, there is a way to automatically create certificates free of charge.