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How to customise Conflunce Login Page text


I'm using Confluence 5.1.x instance within our corporate firewall and a few users are persistently using the wrong login credentials. I'd like to make the login process "fool proof" by changing the text displayed on the page (../login.action) from "Log In" to "Log In using your Active Directory credentials".

I understand that these pages are driven by Velocity templates but I'm not sure whether I should be making changes in /confluence/login.vm (its not obvious to me where though?), or is the change simply changing the interface text found in: (extracted from /confluence/WEB-INF/lib/confluence-x.x.x.jar). If the latter, can anyone suggest which name value pair needs changing, I see a few candidates such as: In, but I'm not sure whether this is correct.

Hopefully I'm not too far off track!?



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with the queryparam i18ntranslate=on could you activate a "show me the ident view".

If you call {your host here}/login.action?i18ntranslate=on you see the corresponding identifier, which is


Hey Oli

your suggestion works perfectly, love the parameter trcik too! Most Appreciated :)

To flesh out the resolve for others, as Oli outlined. stop confluence, modify (extracted from /confluence/WEB-INF/lib/confluence-x.x.x.jar), edit the name value pair " In" to " In using your Active Directory credentials" and re pack back into the jar file (there's loads of examples for editing jar files on the web). start confluence to see your change.



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