Changing the Sign In screen of Content Station 9
Info: This feature requires Content Station version 9.2 or higher.
The background of the Content Station Sign In screen can be replaced by a custom image or a Flash file.
Example: Replace this background with a company image to make Content Station match your company style.
Figure: The Sign In screen with the default background image.
Figure: The Sign In screen with a custom background image.
To achieve this, add the following line to the WWSettings.xml file:
<Setting name="LogOnBackground" value="path to file"/>
Step 1. Open the WWSetings.xml file on the system where Content Station is installed.
Mac OS X
- /Library/Application Support/WoodWing
Note: This folder is hidden by default. To display this folder, change the folder options. (See the Windows Help file.)
Step 2. Add the line of code anywhere between the
<SCEnt:ContentStation> and the
Step 3. Add the path to the file (see below).
Step 4. Save the file.
<Setting name="LogOnBackground" value="file://Users/WW/eXtreme-background.png"/>
Important: Make sure to validate the WWSettings.xml file for correct content. See Validating the WWSettings.xml file.
Setting the file path
The path to the file should be entered in the 'value' parameter. Use one of the following syntaxes:
For local files:
Note: You can quickly obtain this path by loading the image in a Web browser; the path will then be shown in the address bar. Be careful with spaces though: these are replaced by '%20' and need to be replaced by spaces again.
For files hosted on the Internet:
For best results, use an image that meets the following requirements:
- Format: SWF, GIF, JPEG, JPG, or PNG
- Dimensions: Ideally, the dimensions of the background image should fit into the minimum and default dimensions of the Content Station AIR screen:
- Minimum: 960x600 pixels
- Default: 1200x700 pxels
Note: The image will be stretched to fill the window.
To avoid possible errors, the used SWF code is preferably a single container with no code and includes all design definitions.
Content Station Web
When using Content Station Web and a background image is loaded from a different Web site, a cross-domain policy file must be present and properly configured.
For more information, see the Adobe Developer Connection Cross-domain policy file specification.