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Univention Corporate Server (UCS)

Univention Corporate Server (UCS)


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…

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UCS Core Edition


On Premise
per installation

UCS Core Edition


per installation

UCS Base Subscription


On Premise
per installation

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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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

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

Additional Features

  • Supported: IP and network administration (DNS Server BIND, DHCP, Webproxy/Squid)
  • Supported: Active Directory Services (via Samba 4, AD Connector + AD Takeover Wizzard)
  • Supported: App Center (more than 90 applications for integration in UCS)
  • Supported: System management (OpenLDAP, Samba 4, AD Connector)
  • Supported: Printer management (CUPS)
  • Supported: Mail and groupware (Mailstack with Potstfix + OX, Kopano, EGroupware)
  • Supported: APIs and Rest API
  • Supported: Monitoring (Nagios)
  • Supported: File services (ownCloud, Nextcloud + Seafile)

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Screenshots

Screenshot of An overview of the UCS Management ConsoleScreenshot of Screenshot of the UCS App Center displaying a few of the available appsScreenshot of User administration in UCSScreenshot of View of the OpenLDAP directory in UCSScreenshot of Establishing an Active Directory connection with UCS

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Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German
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Ravi Kumar Tenneti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Identity Management (4)
ID-Management Access Control
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Multi-Factor Authentication
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
  • As a partner, we have gained lot of respect from our customers as UCS is rock solid.
  • UCS is truly Open Source.
  • UCS has surpassed our expectations.
We have evaluated Zentyal and ClearOS but we found out that UCS is more suited to every Organization.
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