Friday, 1 February 2013

Changing the colour of the OBIEE login screen.




The second post on customizing the look and feel of OBIEE - changing the colour of the login screen.

Out of the box OBIEE comes with the light blue login screen:



This can be changed by editing the image file and altering the colour as required.

The image file is called background_blue_whitegradient_.png and is located in the following three directories:

OBIEE_HOME\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\web\app\res\sk_blafp\login

OBIEE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\bi_server1\tmp\_WL_user\analytics_11.1.1\7dezjl\war\res\sk_blafp\login

OBIEE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\servers\bi_server1\tmp\_WL_user\bipublisher_11.1.1\to5gma\war\xdo\images

Take a backup copy of the file before beginning.

Now edit the file in your favourite image editor – I’ve used paint shop pro.

The image is just a narrow strip of blue to white fading down the screen.

 


First set the current colour to the what you need – I usually use the dropper tool to obtain the colour from an existing image (such as a screen-shot from a web site).
Now you need to select the paint brush style, with the default stroke type, but set the size to 500 or higher – this would produce a very large faded circle as the paint brush stroke.


At the very top of the image do one mouse click.  Because the image is very narrow you only get a very thin slice of the paint brush stroke, producing the faded colour effect we need.



Save as the image as the original background_blue_whitegradient_.png file and copy to all three directories above overwriting the existing file.

In the browser at the login screen you just need to force a refresh – use Control-F5.






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