Manual Chapter : Access Policy and Macros - Logon Pages - Modern and Standard

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Access Policy and Macros - Logon Pages - Modern and Standard

Logon Page settings - Modern

You can customize the following settings for logon pages that appear in web browsers and on mobile devices with the Customization tool. These are the logon page settings for policies created with the
Customization Type
set to
Modern
. They are divided into two sections: Form and General.

Form Settings

Name
Description
Form Header Text
Text that displays above the form.
Input Field #
n
Values
Localized text for any input field (number 1 to 5) of type
select
or
radio
. (You specify input types in the Logon Page Agent in the visual policy editor.) In the Logon Page Agent, you define the values and text for the field, then from the Customization interface, you can customize the text. To customize the text here, define the values and text in this format "value1=>text1;value2=>text2", and so on. For example:
server1=>Corporate;server2=>Finance;server3=>Sales
Logon Button
Caption of form submit button.
Logon Page Input Field # (1-5)
Captions that are displayed on the logon page and defined in the Logon Page Agent screen area. For example:
Username
,
Password
, and any other fields needed.

General Settings

Name
Value
Description
Change password
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed when a new password is requested.
Confirm Password Prompt
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed to confirm the new password when a new password is requested.
Custom Page Title
Text
Specifies custom text that appears at the top of the logon screen.
Don't change password
Text
Specifies the text when you cannot change the password.
HTTP response message
Text
Specifies the text displayed when an HTTP 401 authentication error occurs.
Logon Page Original URL
Text
Specifies the text to display for a user who is already logged in.
New Password Prompt
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed when a new Active Directory password is requested.
No
Text
Specifies a negative response.
Password and Password Verification do not Match
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed to confirm the new password when a new Active Directory password is requested.
Save Password Checkbox
Text
Specifies the text that appears adjacent to the check box that allows users to save their passwords in the logon form. This field is used only in the secure access client, and not in the web client.
VMWare Disclaimer message
Text
Specifies the text that appears for VMWare disclaimer. For example: Click OK to continue.
Yes
Text
Specifies an affirmative response.

Logon Page settings - Standard

You can customize the following settings for logon pages that appear in web browsers and on mobile devices with the Customization tool. These are the logon page settings for policies created with the
Customization Type
set to
Standard
.
Name
Value
Description
Change password
Text
Change password.
Disclaimer message
Text
Disclaimer text.
Don't change password
Text
Text when not to change the password.
Form Header Text
Text
Specifies the text that appears at the top of the logon screen.
HTTP 401 Response
Text
Specifies the text displayed when an HTTP 401 authentication error occurs.
Logon Button
Text
Specifies the text that appears on the logon button, which a user clicks to post the defined logon agents.
Logon Page Input Field # (1-5)
Text
These fields specify the text that is displayed on the logon page for each of the logon page agents, defined in the Logon Page Agent screen area.
New Password Prompt
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed when a new Active Directory password is requested.
Password and Password Verification do not Match
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed to confirm the new password when a new Active Directory password is requested.
Save Password Checkbox
Text
Specifies the text that appears adjacent to the check box that allows users to save their passwords in the logon form. This field is used only in the secure access client, and not in the web client.
Verify Password Prompt
Text
Specifies the prompt displayed to confirm the new password when a new Active Directory password is requested.

Localizing logon pages

Customize the messages that appear for a specific logon page or HTTP 401 response page in an access or per-request policy.
  1. On the Main tab, click
    Access
    Profiles / Policies
    Customization
    General
    .
    The Customization tool appears in General Customization view, displaying
    Form Factor: Full/Mobile Browser
    settings.
  2. In the left pane, select the
    Text
    tab.
    A navigation tree displays in the left pane.
  3. To locate a logon page, in the left pane, expand the folders and navigate to
    Customization Settings
    Access Profiles
    name_of_access_profile
    Access Policy
    Logon Pages
    .
  4. Select the folder for the logon page or HTTP 401 response action.
  5. For
    Modern
    policies only: Select the
    Form
    settings and specify what you want to appear on the logon page.
  6. For all policies, select the
    General
    settings.
  7. At the top right of the Customization settings pane, select the
    Language
    for which to customize logon pages.
  8. Customize the general settings for the logon pages.
  9. After you customize settings, click the
    Save
    icon at the top of the Customization tool.

Customizing a logo on the logon screen

Customization is a trial-and-error process. For practice, you should create a new virtual server and policy in Access Policy Manager (APM) before you start customizing your logon page.
With the customization tool, you can personalize and localize page layout, colors, images, and messages for the BIG-IP APM browser pages.
  1. In your web browser address bar, type the IP address of the BIG-IP system on which you are working.
    The BIG-IP system logon page opens.
  2. Right-click the logon page.
    The browser shortcut menu opens.
  3. Click
    Inspect Element
    .
    The
    Inspect Element
    option might appear as a different name in different browsers (such as,
    View Source
    ).
    A screen displaying the HTML code of the web page opens.
  4. Hover your cursor over a line of HTML code.
    You can see the exact HTML code that matches the icons, text, entry fields, and buttons that appear on the GUI. The tag ID displays the type of the object on the GUI, such as a header or a banner.
  5. On the logon page, in the
    Username
    and
    Password
    fields, type your user name and password, and click
    Log in
    .
  6. On the Main tab, click
    Access
    Profiles / Policies
    Customization
    General
    .
    The Customization tool appears in General Customization view, displaying
    Form Factor: Full/Mobile Browser
    settings.
  7. In the left pane, expand the folders and navigate to
    Access Profiles
    access_profile_name
    Common
    .
    • For Modern policies, click
      Header, Footer, Title
      .
    • For Standard policies, click
      Page Header Settings
      .
    The settings are displayed.
  8. Upload new images for desktop and mobile.
  9. Click the
    Save
    button.
  10. On the Main tab, click
    Access
    Profiles / Policies
    .
    The Profiles List screen opens.
  11. Select the check box for the policy that you customized.
  12. Click
    Apply Policy
    .
The header logos are now the new images that you uploaded in the Customization screen.