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Changing the Sign In screen of Content Station 9

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.

The Sign In screen with a custom 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"/>

Example:<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:

value="file://file path"

Example: value="file://Users/WW/eXtreme-background.png"

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:


Example: value="http://www.ww-extreme.com/eXtreme-background.png"

Image settings

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.

SWF settings

To avoid possible errors, the used SWF code is preferably a single container with no code and includes all design definitions.


<s:Application xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009" xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark" width="100%" height="100%">
   <s:Group id="background" height="100%" width="100%">
      <s:Rect height="100%" width="100%">
                  <s:GradientEntry color="0x113388"/>
      <s:Image source="@Embed(source='/assets/background.png')" height="100%" width="100%"/>

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.

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