We are very happy to announce the availability of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 3.2. Considerable highlights are:
- The operation of the Univention Management Console has been optimised and simplified in a number of points, e.g., there are now simplified wizards for creating users and internal system users are no longer shown in the basic setting. In addition, the Univention Management Console now offers single sign-on; logging in once allows users to access different UMC instances.
- SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an XML-based standard for exchanging authentication information, which allows single sign-on across domain boundaries. UCS now provides a SAML identity provider: The external service (e.g., Salesforce) is then registered via a cryptographic certificate and trusted by the identity provider. The user then only needs to authenticate himself in UCS and can use the integrated service without renewed authentication.
- The Univention App Center has been expanded further and offers more extensive integration possibilities for third-parties (e.g., relations of apps and optional ordering of apps from the App Center). The standard UCS components are now also installed/removed via the App Center.
- Samba 4 has been updated to Version 4.1. SMB2 is used as the preferred protocol for file services instead of CIFS. The Univention S4 Connector has been considerably speeded up and the synchronization of groups improved.
- Bridges, bondings and VLANs can now also be configured in the Univention Management Console.
- The underlying Debian base has been updated to version 6.0.8; this imparts numerous improvements and bug fixes.
- The Linux kernel has been updated to 3.10.15.
- The management of shares has been simplified. NFSv4 is now also supported for NFS shares.
- Proxy authentication is now also possible via Kerberos.
Notes about release, download and documentation can be found at the following ressources: