How To Change Login Page Title In Alfresco

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Changing the login page title in Alfresco is a simple yet powerful way to personalize your Alfresco instance. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to change the login page title in Alfresco, and provide some personal commentary along the way.

Introduction

As an Alfresco user, I have always appreciated the ability to customize the user interface of my instance to reflect my organization’s branding. One area that often gets overlooked is the login page title. By default, the login page title in Alfresco displays the product name and version number, which may not necessarily align with your organization’s branding or messaging. Thankfully, changing the login page title in Alfresco is a straightforward process that can be done with just a few simple steps. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Accessing the Alfresco WAR file

The first step in changing the login page title in Alfresco is to access the Alfresco WAR file. The WAR file contains all the necessary files and resources for the Alfresco web application. To access the WAR file, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the Alfresco installation directory on your server.
  2. Navigate to the tomcat/webapps directory.
  3. Find the alfresco.war file and make a backup copy of it, just in case.

Step 2: Modifying the login page title

Now that we have the Alfresco WAR file, we can proceed with modifying the login page title. To do this:

  1. Extract the contents of the alfresco.war file to a temporary directory.
  2. Navigate to the WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/messages directory.
  3. Open the alfresco.properties file in a text editor.
  4. Search for the property login.locale.title and modify its value to your desired login page title.

For example, if you want to change the login page title to “My Alfresco Portal”, you would modify the property as follows:

login.locale.title=My Alfresco Portal

Step 3: Rebuilding the Alfresco WAR file

After making the necessary modifications to the login page title, it’s time to rebuild the Alfresco WAR file:

  1. Compress all the contents of the temporary directory into a new ZIP file.
  2. Rename the ZIP file to alfresco.war.
  3. Copy the newly created alfresco.war file back to the tomcat/webapps directory, replacing the original alfresco.war file.

Conclusion

Changing the login page title in Alfresco is a simple yet effective way to personalize your Alfresco instance and align it with your organization’s branding. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily modify the login page title and create a more customized experience for your users. So go ahead, give it a try, and make your Alfresco login page truly your own!