10.2 Customizing the Look of the User Interfaces

The Dashboard allows you to modify the product title, logo, and colors in the header to meet your organization’s branding requirements. In the footer you can customize with copyright/Trademark and contact information. The User Application provides a set of built-in themes that you can apply to the look and feel of the user interface. You can also customize one of these themes or create your own for branding purposes.

10.2.1 Applying Your Organization’s Brand to the Dashboard

You can use your organization’s logo and name in the header and footer of the Dashboard. You also can specify your brand colors and localize the content in the header. For more information about applying your brand to the Dashboard, click on the Dashboard and see Client Customization > Customize the User Interface > Customize the Branding.

10.2.2 Applying a Cascading Style Sheet to the Dashboard

You can change the appearance of the Dashboard user interface by using your own cascading style sheet (css). The idmdash.war supports customization through a file called idmdashcustom.css. It looks for this file in a directory called netiq_custom_css within the home directory of the user that started Tomcat on the server where the application server is running.

By default, this user is novlua, so the home directory is /opt/netiq/idm/apps/novlua. If a idmdashcustom.css file exists, it overrides the default style sheet file provided with the Dashboard.

  1. Create a new directory in the home directory of the Tomcat user running the server.

  2. Add your idmdashcustom.css file to the netiq_custom_css folder created in Step 1.

  3. If Tomcat is already running, refresh your browser to see the changes. Otherwise, restart Tomcat and clear the cache from your browser.