8.1. Architecture#

The Univention Management Console service consists of four components. The communication between these components is encrypted using SSL. The architecture and the communication channels is shown in Fig. 8.1.

UMC architecture and communication channels

Fig. 8.1 UMC architecture and communication channels#

  • The UMC server is a small web server that provides HTTP access to the modules and manages the connection and verifies that only authorized users gets access. It is used by the web frontend.

  • The UMC module processes are forked by the UMC server to provide a specific area of management tasks within a session.