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How to modify or add our custom message in Jira login page.


I have a requirement to edit/modify the default message in Jira whenever some enter the wrong username/password. There is by default message "Sorry-your username and password are incorrect - please try again", so basically we want to add our custom message with "hyperlink" below the default message. 
Please let me know if this is possible and how can we achieve this.error message.PNG

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Hello Manu,

Details on customizing the login gadget can be found here:

Noting this KB is formatted for jira 6.4 and earlier installation for step 3 in the files to alter, but the main details on kb are the unpacking and repackaging the file.

The Error message you are looking for is located in the ** at the file path of the unpackaged jar, in a  jira 7+ installation under:

  • com/atlassian/jira/gadgets/

Tracking this down can be seen in the error call made in the file mentioned in the KB

Change the following property to the desired value:

gadget.login.invalidlogin=Sorry, your username and password are incorrect - please try again.

Repackage the .jar package as described in the KB above, and replace the original jar and you should be all set

Thanks @Earl McCutcheon this was very helpful.

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Hi @Earl McCutcheon ,
I had unpackaged the jar file, but couldn't found file, My jira version is 8.18. 

Hi @Earl McCutcheon ,


As suggested i have made changes as below and repacked successfully but change is not reflecting on login screen , could you please let me know is there any other file needs to edited to get the changes in login screen.


gadget.login.invalidcaptcha=Sorry, your userid is required to answer a CAPTCHA question correctly.



gadget.login.invalidcaptcha=Sorry , your username and password are incorrect wait for sometime.


Thanks ,

Nallareddy Manasa

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