Solution / Technology: UCS@school

Key Facts

Free / Open Source
Commercial support available
Commercial support on open source version


UCS@school is an identity and authorization management system optimized for the educational sector to centrally manage users, services, applications, and digital media. Important basic services such as the provision of WLAN, authentication, printing or file storage are integrated. Other solutions such as e-learning, file sharing or e-mail can simply be connected to the management system.

Success Cases

Bremen Tourism: "Bremen Senator for Children and Education"

Since 2003, the Bremen Senator for Children and Education has been developing and implementing a centralized offer for the provision of IT infrastructure in Bremen‘s schools. Among other elements, this covers centralized identity and infrastructure management, defined server and desktop environments, software distribution of educational applications for schools, a school software solution for computer-assisted teaching and roll-out, support, update and helpdesk procedures.

Stadt Basel: "UCS@school and Open-Xchange for Schools in Basel"

Educational center PZ.BS, ICT Medien Maintaining 60 school sites with 25,000 pupils and 2,500 teachers and about 3,000 PCs and notebooks.

City of Beckum: "City of Beckum"

The city of Beckum has a total of nine schools: six primary schools and three secondary schools. Two employees take care of the network infrastructure, the telephone systems, the servers and NAS systems as well as the end devices (including mobile device management). There are about 5,200 accounts (4,500 pupils and about 650 teachers).

City of Cologne: "Stadt Köln"

The School and Pre-Kindergarten IT Services department at the Data Processing Office in Cologne provides services for 261 schools with around 10,000 faculty members and 135,000 students in total with the support of NetCologne. Solution A UCS-based identity management system managed centrally by the education authority with integration of the groupware Open-Xchange, the mobile device management software Jamf, the learning platform Moodle, and Office 365 via single sign-on

City of Fulda: "Stadt Fulda"

The council of the city of Fulda is responsible for the support and operation of IT for 23 schools with 13,000 students and 1,000 teachers. Requirements Uniform identity management for the centrally organized school IT of the schools in Fulda, to which the existing Active Directory can be connected. Controlling access rights for all students, teachers and school administrators of around 1,500 Windows PCs and notebooks and 850 thin clients Automatic and encrypted data import including a user life cycle management from the school administration (LUSD) Connection of further services to the central IDM such as Active Directory, fileservices, Self Service and Office 365.

City of Neumünster: "Stadt Neumünster"

The IT department of Neumünster’s city administration is responsible for the IT infrastructure and IT services for 22 general education schools and three vocational schools in that city. These schools include around 1,100 teachers and 15,000 students.

City of Wolfsburg: "Stadt Wolfsburg"

District-free city with 18,800 pupils at 37 schools Requirements The City of Wolfsburg intends to use the project to create a virtual learning space for the educational landscape in Wolfsburg. Within the framework of a pilot project at 6 schools, initially the central provision of WLAN and web services is to be tested.

Landkreis Kassel: "Landkreis Kassel"

The media center maintains 72 schools in the district of Kassel with about 25,000 pupils. It also manages the use of around 6,000 end devices. Requirements Central administration of the school IT in spite of the wide-spread area structure Functional IT despite partially poor Internet connection at schools in rural areas Centralized provision of services from the data center Hofgeismar, combined with local school servers

Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg: "Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg"

Over 550 Baden-Württemberg schools, whose school networks and IT services for lessons are supported by the LMZ. Solution The new version of paedML Linux 6.0, which is based on UCS@school and the Open Source server operating system Univention Corporate Server.

Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: "Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania"

The Minister of Education, Science, and Culture is responsible for school and education matters in addition to science and culture. She is in charge of creating favorable conditions for education, the acquisition of knowledge, and lifelong learning in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. A state-wide directory service based on UCS@school enables the central provision of digital education services in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The directory service manages the digital identities of pupils and teachers.

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