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#1

OX have a version for hosters. Not sure how that differs from Server Edition. I assume for managing multi-tenant. Will the Hoster edition interface with UCS?

If not, what will be required to make this happen?


Manage multiple UCS environments together in a cluster
#2

[quote=“Jmulvaney”]OX have a version for hosters. Not sure how that differs from Server Edition. I assume for managing multi-tenant. Will the Hoster edition interface with UCS?
If not, what will be required to make this happen?
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From a technical point of view the “OX Hosting Edition” is comparable with the
“OX Server Edition”.

But OX/univention did not integrate the multi-tenancy in the integration package because of the some different reasons.
OX would work in a multi-tenancy envoirnment with only one UCS system but

  • a lot of other services will have problem with this “multi-tenancy-scenario”
  • different companies wouls use one kerberos domain,
  • what will happen if you add two users with same “username” from two different companies).
  • if you extend the LDAP schema for one customer it would also appear for the other customers …
    So it was a with conscious decision not to integrate this feature
    In a cloud / hosting environment we recommend a separate virtual UCS machine for one customer.

From our point of view (as a manufacturer) one of the best the solution would be a scenario
with separate systems or virtual machines (for each customer) and a higher-ranking / superior UCS systems
that contains a catalog of the different separate customer environments (comparable to a “Directory Forest” of a large competitor)

regards
Cord