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 easily be connected to the management system. It is used by a number of larger school authorities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Project Business Case
The business case of UCS@school is the sale of maintenance subscriptions, professional services, and support.
This project is important because it is a prerequisite to do school IT in a secure, data-protected yet simple and easily applicable way and assists schools in their digital transformation processes. UCS@school is an openly designed platform, enabling educational institutions to use the IT services of their choice, thus allowing them to be independent of specific manufacturers and vendor lock-in.
The schools could still continue to work with UCS@school because all of its individual components come from open source projects and would continue to be developed. As the complete source code is published under an Open Source version, the advantage would be that UCS@school could be continued independently. This could happen in many ways, for example in a new project as it can be forked without any problems and thus development could be driven further.
License: OSI/FSD-approved free software license
Maturity: We are well established and many people are using it
Number of Contributors: 17
Number of Commits: 1623