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Univention App Center is the simpliest form to install applications on Univention Corporate Server (UCS). In the UCS management system it is the first entry point for their installation. Furthermore, an app can enable a connection between a Cloud service and the local IT infrastructure to provide the service with local data like user account information and avoid double administrative efforts. Univention App Center is no app store in a classical point of view as known from iOS or Android and no license management for applications. The sale of licenses, maintenance or support for applications follows the default procedure of the respective vendor.

This article mainly aims at software vendors that want to provide their software in Univention App Center and describes the necessary steps. An overview of the advantages and benefits can be found in a PDF document Univention App Center on the Univention website.

A catalogue with the available applications can be viewed on the Univention website.

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Approach

In order to provide a business solution in Univention App Center, some technical steps have to be run through. The requirements have to be met and the solution must be available as a package in the so-called Debian package format. The approach can be divided into the following steps:

  1. Sign vendor agreement (includes details about updates, support and package integration)
  2. Package the business solution in a standardized format: deb(ian) or Univention carries out the task. If the business solution can not be installed on a UCS system (e.g. for Cloud based solutions), a wizard can be created that takes care of the connection and synchronization between the local IT infrastructure and the Cloud service.
  3. Test and approval of the app for the App Center and product certification for Univention Corporate Server
  4. Participate in the new sales channel!

The technical details and notes for the implementation can be found in the developer reference.

Overview page Univention App Center

Workshops

Upon request, Univention offers workshops for packaging and integration of the software solution. The workshops address software vendors and Univention Technology Partners who want to provide their software solution very integrated in Univention App Center.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Feedback and suggestions

Feedback and suggestions for Univention App Center as well as ideas and wishes for new apps can be handed in via Vote for app. A list of the currently available applications can be found in the App Catalogue.

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