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Univention Domain Join

This is an assistant for joining Ubuntu computers into Univention Corporate Server (UCS) domains. It will perform the following steps for you:

  • Create an LDAP object for your Ubuntu computer on UCS
  • Configure DNS
  • Configure Kerberos
  • Configure the login manager, if necessary
  • Configure PAM
  • Configure SSSD

Univention Domain Join supports the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS („Focal Fossa“)
  • Linux Mint („Ulyana“)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS („Bionic Beaver“)
  • Linux Mint („Tara“)
  • Ubuntu 17.10 („Artful Aardvark“)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS („Xenial Xerus“)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS („Trusty Tahr“)

The actual source code for the different Ubuntu releases can be found in the corresponding git branches:

  • ubuntu20.04 (Ubuntu and Linux Mint)
  • ubuntu18.04 (Ubuntu and Linux Mint)
  • ubuntu17.10
  • ubuntu16.04
  • ubuntu14.04

Univention Domain Join supports the Gnome and Unity desktop environments. The configuration of the login manager of other desktop environments may not work, but can be skipped using the --skip-login-manager parameter of the univention-domain-join-cli tool.

Download and Installation

You can install Univention Domain Join assistant on Ubuntu via the PPA of Univention using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:univention-dev/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install univention-domain-join

Run the assistant using the start menu.

There is also a command line tool, which you can run with univention-domain-join-cli. The command line tool can be installed separately with the package univention-domain-join-cli.


Univention Domain Join is built on top of many existing open source projects which use their own licenses. The source code of all parts written by Univention is licensed under the AGPLv3 . Please see the license file for more information.


An assistant for joining Ubuntu machines into Univention Corporate Server domains




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