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Configure custom HTML for the Serv-U login pages

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Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 20, 2016

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You can use custom HTML for the HTTP and HTTPS login pages of Serv-U. By using this feature, web developers can design their login experience to show off their exclusive brand and design the page to match existing business themes. Basic branding (custom logo and limited text changes) is also available. For more information, see Domain settings.

By using the custom HTML feature, you can provide a custom header and custom footer for the HTTP and HTTPS login page. The main login form is automatically inserted between the content defined in the header file and footer file. The custom HTML interface also uses a CSS file which defines the style used in the login form. This CSS file can also be used to define custom CSS styles, containers, and other CSS formatting as needed.

Several branding samples are automatically unpacked to your installation folder (for example, C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\Serv-U\Custom HTML Samples) when Serv-U is installed. Serv-U Custom HTML and CSS has instructions to explore the current set of samples and build your own branding.

The following fields are used by the Custom HTML feature:

  • Custom HTML Container Directory: This directory contains all of the files used by the custom HTML, including all images, the header file, the footer file, and the CSS file. Subdirectories in this folder are allowed.
  • CSS File: This .CSS file contains all the styles, containers, and other formatting that is used throughout the header file and footer file, and also the styles that will be used by the login form.
  • Header File: This .HTM file contains the content for the HTML header that is inserted before the login form.
  • Footer File: This .HTM file contains the content for the HTML footer that is inserted after the login form.
  • Enable Custom HTML: The custom HTML is not used by Serv-U until this option is enabled.

Most custom HTML interfaces include custom images. To use custom images, the storage location of the images must be specified. To universalize the storage location, use the %CUSTOM_HTML_DIR% tag in paths that refer to images. This has the further benefit of avoiding changes to HTML when the container storing the HTML files and images is changed, because the path only has to be defined once in the Custom HTML Container Directory field. The tag is used in the following way:

<img src="/%CUSTOM_HTML_DIR%/images/image.png" alt="My Image">

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