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Customize Welcome email for Customers and Agents Edited

As of Jira Service Desk 4.1 it is not possible to customize the welcome email for customers or agents. There is a feature request for this:

What are the files that need to be modified to change these email's content? 

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After looking into it, the welcome emails are actually not a in a template file, but rather made out of a set of properties, very much like the translation strings. 

The properties of both Customer/Agent's welcome email are located within 2 files:

For English: open the file jira-servicedesk-x.x.x-REL-xxxx.jar (this is inside the servide desk ) and in the directory i18n you will find the file 

Inside that file, the following properties are the ones used for the welcome email for Customers: to {0} to {0}!{0} has invited you to the <span class="{2}">{1}</span> portal portal have been granted access to <span class="{1}">{0}</span> portal! You have been granted access to {0} portal.\n\nPlease follow this link to set up your account: \n{1} to {0}!\n\n{1} has invited you to the {0} portal.\n\nFollow this link to accept the invitation:\n{2}

For Agents: the file is the same, but the properties are: to Jira Service Desk!{0} has invited you to be an agent on to Jira Service Desk!\n\n{0} has invited you to be an agent on {1}\n\nFollow this link to accept the invitation:\n{2}{0} has invited you to be an agent on {1} invitation is either expired or not valid name must not be blank name must be less than 255 character

For other languages: the files for other languages correspond to the translation files, which can be found in jira-servicedesk-application-x.x.x.jar in the directory i18n, you will find files with the same name as for english, with an extra denomination according to the language, for example, for German, you will find

I still need to perform the tests for this changes, and will be adding my findings later, but it should be a good starting point for anyone looking to change this notification.

If you want steps on how to modify jar files correctly, you can check this documentation page:

Hey @Rene Chiquete - Cloud Support

I stumbled upon your question here as I tried to find out how to disable these notifications, especially for customers.

To give a little background, we're using Service Desk in the company and have lots of teams working normally with it. Our user base is being fetched from a user directory outside of Jira. We also have teams that work in Jira Software only but need to receive emails that are being created as tickets in Jira. We're using a SD project to create these tickets and forward them to the respective Jira projects.

Every now and then, customers that haven't been added to the user base for some reason receive this email and are getting super confused as this SD project is purely being used as an internal tool.

Now I wondered, is it possible to make adjustments to one of these files so that it won't get sent for that specific project alone?
Or is it something that is always enabled? Is it possible to disable it for all projects?

Thanks for the great post, Rene, and all the best,

Hi Rene,

What happens with the file after having modified it and doing an Jira update/upgrade?

With other words, will the changes remain after a jira / service desk update or are the changes in this file being lost and need to be re-applied?

Hi @Rene Chiquete - Cloud Support

Have you been able to test it?

I have tried altering the invitation text in Jira Service Management Data Center 4.14.1 but whatever I did, the default text would not chance.

Deleting Jira Cache, Plugin Cache, Re-Indexing, Restarting – nothing has worked.

Maybe you have some ideas?

Is there also a way to modify the html template that is used to send the notifications, not just the text?

Another question: I just looked at the language files you pointed at and can't find the last line of the notification there.

It reads (roughly translated) 
"Help/FAQ sent you this Message, powered by Jira Server Desk"

Where can that text be changed?

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