I am a very new to the UCS and have downloaded it to start exploring its rich features. We are a private University based in Namibia with 06 campuses spread across the country catering to around 10k students by 250-300 staff members. The IT infrastructure is based on Windows & Linux mixed environment consisting of Sernet-Samba 4 Primary Domain Controller with 05 Read-only DC’s located at each branch, Google Apps for Education which is our E-mail Collaboration platform for Staff and Students, ITS Student Management system which is developed and implemented by a company named Adapt IT based in South Africa it is Red Hat Oracle 10g Linux based database management system with Java forms frontend, apart from this we also have different open-source systems like GLPI, FOG cloning, Proxmox KVM based on debian linux distro.
The purpose for testing UCS is to adopt and implement into our current environment which can be used as a centralised Single Sign On server for our three important IT services i.e. Domain, Google Apps and ITS.
I have already tested Google Apps for Work Integration App for UCS which works fine for users signing in through the web browser but I like to find out how it will work when a user is using a Mail client like MS Outlook for syncing mails from his Google App account.
I like to transfer my current PDC from sernet-samba 4 to the UCS so is there is any license requirements which I have to fulfill to continue or I can keep running the UCS Free Core Edition. Also how I can have a proper domain setup for all my small branches where I currently have sernet samba joined as RODC to the domain where the client PC experiences very slow logins. Can I setup UCS for at all branches and join it as a BDC to improve login performance for branch users. Please help with your advice on the best practices for setting up the domain in my environment.
Currently the ITS systems uses OID ( Oracle Internet Directory) for maintaining user logons for the Staff and Student Portals. Is there any possibility to import all the student records from the oracle database into the UCS Ldap or UCS@School and run a sync script to fetch the Passwords from the ITS into the UCS at a regular interval. I am currently running a php script which imports all the students password from the oracle and update the freeradius mysql database which is used for wireless authentication. I like to have a single sign on for the students who can use their ITS PIN for ITS portal, Google Apps account and the Wireless Authentication. How can we make it happen?
I like the UCS Interface which I definitely want to use in my environment. How I can add an option in Self service portal to retrieve the current password for the user to be sent as a text on the given cellphone number.
I am looking forward for a solutions to my queries above importantly for integration of Domain, ITS and Google Apps.