First Step: Installation Univention Corporate Server

As OX App Suite is available as App for Univention App Center Univention Corporate Server (UCS). One or more UCS server(s) must be installed first. There are several possible different installation scenarios. In principle, OX App Suite can be installed on all UCS domain controller server roles: DC master, DC backup or DC slave. Installation on the server roles member server or base system is not currently possible.

To start, the Univention Corporate Server systems are installed with the latest UCS version that is currently supported by OX App Suite.

Download the UCS Installation ISO Image here: https://www.univention.com/downloads/download-ucs/

If several systems are in the UCS domain, a check must be performed that the join procedure has been run on all servers. This is usually done at the end of the installation procedure. Further information on the installation of UCS can be found in the UCS manual: https://docs.software-univention.de/manual.html

Second Step: Installation OX App Suite

Since UCS 3.x OX App Suite has to be installed via the Univention App Center. To start the Univention App Center, log into Univention Management Console and open the UMC module App Center. In the Univention App Center you need to select the application OX App Suite and click on Install.

Download, installation and configuration of OX App Suite may take several minutes. Please do not shut down or restart the UCS system until the installation is complete.

Besides of the installation of OX App Suite, all necessary components for the extension OX Drive clients will be installed automatically. The OX Drive client lets you store and share your photos, files, documents and videos, anytime, anywhere. Access any file you save to OX Drive from all your computers, iPhone, iPad or from within OX App Suite itself.

Administration

UMC module “Licence management”

The license management module supports you in the configuration of an Open-Xchange account and the selection of a suitable Open-Xchange license key. It is necessary to specify an Open-Xchange account to be able to select a license key previously saved in the account and install the UCS license. In addition, the account is also required for the installation of version and security updates from the Open-Xchange online repository, as this requires authentication.

In this account, the same combination of username and password is required which was also used for the license database http://ldb.open-xchange.com.

On an unconfigured system, the license management module displays the first configuration step directly. In all other cases, an overview of the current configuration is displayed.

The first step involves entering the username and password of the Open-Xchange account. After continuing to the second configuration step via the Next button, the entered account information is automatically verified. Should it prove necessary to reset the password for an account, the Reset password button can be used to reset the password for an account. The username must be entered in the dialogue which opens; the password must be entered twice. On confirmation, an e-mail is sent to the e-mail address specified for the account containing a confirmation link, which can be opened in the browser of your choice to complete the process.

The second and final step requires to select a suitable Open-Xchange license key. A variety of information is stored in the license database for a license key (e.g., the primary mail domain or the number of licensed users). In addition, a UCS license is saved for every license key in the license database, which is downloaded from the LDB server and installed on the local system when this wizard is finished. If several keys are saved in the specified account, it is important to select the correct key, as it will otherwise not be possible to complete the configuration if the information saved in the license database does not correspond to the local system.

When performing the configuration for the first time, you may be prompted to confirm the end user license agreement (EULA) for the selected product via the checkbox.

After clicking on the Finish button, the UCS license is downloaded and installed. The Open-Xchange license key is then configured on the local system. This procedure can take a few seconds.

Once the configuration is complete, the module redirects to the overview page. This page displays the currently configured Open-Xchange account, the status of the specified user data (valid/invalid), the license key selected for this system and the LDAP base of the installed system.

Following successful configuration, it is possible to Switch to the Online Update module directly from here and install the available updates.

If it proves necessary to change the Open-Xchange account or it has been relicensed, you can open the configuration wizard again using the Change settings button. For relicensing, it is necessary to perform the configuration procedure anew so that the modified license information is adopted on the local system.

User and group management

New users and groups can be created using the Univention Management Console (UMC). The UMC can be accessed on the DC master via a web browser at https://<IP address of DC master>/umc/. It is possible to log in as the Administrator user using the password specified during the installation.

When creating a user, the open-xchange groupware account user template should be selected. This preselects all Open-Xchange specific settings.

System messages

The mail/alias/root UCS variable must be set so that system messages can be delivered. To do this, either a new account can be created or, alternatively, oxadmin@DOMAIN is provided for this purpose:

$ ucr set mail/alias/root=oxadmin@ucs.local
$ newaliases
$ /etc/init.d/postfix reload

It is possible to log in as the oxadmin user in the Open-Xchange web interface using the password from the /etc/ox-secrets/context10.secret file.