Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Reviews

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January 05, 2021
Ravi Kumar Tenneti | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We are an End to End IT Infrastructure Solutions company from India and we have been using Univention Corporate Server internally and also implemented to at least 6 more companies in the last 6 years (We are the partners of Univention for the last 6 years).

We have implemented both Free & Subscription based offerings of Univention. Some of the big implementations include for a very big Indian MNC, who is BSE Listed IT Distributor for 1650+ users spread across 11 Cities in India.

For this Organization, we have implemented UCS as Identity Access Management solution (if we can say - Linux based Active Directory Server) and also integrated SSO of Univention with their SAP, LinkedIn, Mail Server and VPN with 2FA.

For another customer, we have implemented as primary Domain Controller (this customer has not used Linux before) and their Windows Admin who is not comfortable with Linux, is also managing it as an Active Directory Server using RSAT without a single support call to us for the past 3 years.

The first installation that we have done was in the year 2015 and this Organization is using UCS as an Active Directory Server.

For another customer, we have implemented UCS is a giant in Biotechnology and involved in COVID Vaccine. For this customer, we have implemented UCS to integrate 4 different LDAPs to UCS and UCS as their Primary Authentication.

We are happy with Univention and hope to continue our relationship with them.
  • Complete replacement for MS Active Directory Server.
  • Univention App Center - awesome concept with which Apps can be installed for the Domain.
  • App Center can be compared to Google Play Store or Apple Play Store - Organizations can gain tremendous advantages.
  • Plethora of Apps which are both free and paid and excellent apps for the Organizations.
  • As Univention is from Germany, lot of informative articles are in German but English articles are also good but less in number.
Univention Corporate Server is well suited:

  1. If an Organization would like to use it as a complete Active Directory Server.
  2. If an Organization wants to deploy other applications which are important like SSO, Mail Server, 2FA etc., as with one click all these Apps will be integrated magically thus reducing the Admin job considerably.
  3. Web based management which will be quite useful for the Admins who are from Windows background only.
  4. Univention as a company which has close to 2 decades of experience.
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Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

ID-Management Access Control (1)
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO) (1)
Multi-Factor Authentication (1)
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning (1)

What is Univention Corporate Server (UCS)?

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is software that enables users to operate and manage complete IT infrastructures settled in distributed, heterogeneous and virtualized envorinments. No matter whether the user has 10, 100 or 10,000 employees: UCS aims to grow with the company and its requirements.

The management of user accounts and the control of access rights can be operated via the web-based operation system, regardless of the system software the user wishes to deploy (UCS interacts with Linux, Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X). Multiple enterprise solutions can be implemented into UCS via the integrated App Center.

The implemented single sign-on function allows users to access all systems, web services and applications that a system has in use.

Univention Corporate Server offers a free core edition of UCS containing all its features. In addition, there are three different subscription options where customers have access to support and maintenance services. Univention Corporate Server is a full open source solution; the complete code is published on GitHub.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Features

Identity Management Features

Has featureID-Management Access Control
Has featureID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Has featureMulti-Factor Authentication
Has featureAccount Provisioning and De-provisioning
Additional Features
Has featureIP and network administration (DNS Server BIND, DHCP, Webproxy/Squid)
Has featureActive Directory Services (via Samba 4, AD Connector + AD Takeover Wizzard)
Has featureApp Center (more than 90 applications for integration in UCS)
Has featureSystem management (OpenLDAP, Samba 4, AD Connector)
Has featurePrinter management (CUPS)
Has featureMail and groupware (Mailstack with Potstfix + OX, Kopano, EGroupware)
Has featureAPIs and Rest API
Has featureMonitoring (Nagios)
Has featureFile services (ownCloud, Nextcloud + Seafile)

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Univention Corporate Server is an Open Source enterprise server and IT management software and platform for enterprise applications. This gives your business options when choosing applications, without the hassle of complicated integration. The fully-featured Core Edition is available for free for private and commercial use.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Downloadables

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Integrations

ownCloud, Kopano Groupware, Nextcloud, WordPress, ONLYOFFICE, Wekan, Rocket.Chat, Jitsi Meet, Bitwarden, OX

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Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
UCS Core Edition$0.00per installation
UCS Base Subscription$382.00per installation
UCS Standard Subscription$1295.00per installation
UCS Premium Subscription$2250.00per installation
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
UCS Core Edition$0.00per installation
UCS Base Subscription$382.00per installation
UCS Standard Subscription$1295.00per installation
UCS Premium Subscription$2250.00per installation

The core edition of UCS is free, but does not offer a great deal of support. There are three different subscription options (for either On-Premise- or SAAS deplyoment) which include the installation of UCS and apps, support and maintainance via phone, security updates and hotfixes, domain services and much more.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: English, German