[LON-CAPA-admin] Re: customized login screen

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Fri Mar 12 11:35:46 EST 2004

Just send the domain logo and colors file to me after it looks the way 
you want it, and I can add it to CVS and the distribution.

- Gerd.

On Mar 12, 2004, at 11:26 AM, Stuart Peter Raeburn wrote:

> Felicia,
> Domain-specific settings are stored in a $domain.tab file in 
> /home/httpd/lonTabs/lonDomColors (replace $domain with the name of the 
> domain e.g., msu.tab, sfu.tab etc.).
> When rendering pages for a specific domain, LON-CAPA will use any 
> parameters defined within the domain's $domain.tab file in 
> /home/httpd/lonTabs/lonDomColors to set colors and logos.  If a 
> particular parameter has not been set in the domain's $domain.tab, 
> then LON-CAPA will default to the value stored for the particular 
> parameter in the default.tab file.  Hence the default.tab file 
> contains a complete list of all the display parameters that can be 
> set.  Typically a domain's $domain.tab file will include entries for 
> only a small subset of these, and as a result will override the 
> defaults for only a small number of parameters.
> The one exception to this is the domain logo itself which appears in 
> the bottom left corner of the main (white) panel in the log-in page. 
> In this case, when rendering the log-in page LON-CAPA does not consult 
> the $domain.tab file, but instead will look in the directory: 
> /home/httpd/html/adm/lonDomLogos for a $domain.gif file (e.g., 
> msu.gif).  If a file is found it will be incorporated in the page, but 
> if a $domain.gif file is not found, then text of the domain 
> description will be displayed instead.
> When a new domain.tab file is added for a domain in the LON-CAPA 
> network, it should be checked into CVS, and a new entry added to 
> loncapafiles.lpml so that it will be included as part of the LON-CAPA 
> package that is used to install or update LON-CAPA on any server in 
> the network. The same is true of any domain-specific images added to 
> /home/httpd/html/adm/lonDomLogos
> e.g., msu.gif, headermsu.gif
> These should be added to CVS, and corresponding entries added to 
> loncapafiles.lpml in CVS.
> The web server does not need to be restarted for these changes to take 
> effect.
> Stuart
> Stuart Raeburn
> MSU LON-CAPA support/development
> Felicia Berryman writes:
>> Hello, I was trying to help a user change the colors and graphics of 
>> the login screen.  I found this page under the LON-CAPA 
>> documentation:
>> http://www.lon-capa.org/domdesign/index.html However, this page 
>> doesn't explain which file I the settings exist in and if the 
>> webserver needs to get restarted.  I searched info for this on 
>> bugzilla and the mailing lists and I couldn't find anything 
>> eventhough I think this was discussed before. Felicia
>> --  Felicia Berryman
>> LON-CAPA Support Coordinator
>> Michigan State University
>> Phone:  (517)432-9866
>> Technical Support Available at:
>>   http://www.loncapa.msu.edu - MSU Users
>>   http://www.help.lon-capa.org - General 
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