October 4, 2023

Nonetheless questioning how effectively you need to use this characteristic to your new and present tenants?

In contrast to earlier than, VCD 10.4.1 Branding and Theming characteristic is an all UI expertise with a quite simple configuration part and fast software of the theme to the supplier and the tenant portals.

With VCD 10.4.1, Branding and theming characteristic gives the potential to alter the feel and appear of the VMware Cloud Director Supplier Portal and the Tenant portal. With this, a system administrator can add/edit/configure some functionalities like:

  • Altering colors
  • Altering photos (brand)
  • Including extra menus and
  • Modifying present menu hyperlinks
Re-branded Login Display screen
Re-branded Tenant Portal
Re-branded Logout Display screen

Why do I want to take a look at this characteristic?

A number of the VMware Cloud Director buyer tenant portal wants re-branding by utilizing their very own firm’s brand or photos and portal identify and even offering customized hyperlinks. That is particularly legitimate for service suppliers who might must model every of their tenants individually.

Earlier than we sink into this enhanced characteristic, sure, enhanced characteristic, which implies that branding and theming characteristic was very a lot attainable up till VCD v10.4. Nonetheless, it was via the API solely and method too complicated, complicated and with heavy limitations.

So how does this characteristic work now?

The improved branding and theming characteristic is an all UI characteristic, making the system administrator’s job straightforward to know and create or customise themes.

Easy methods to allow this characteristic?

This characteristic is accessible beneath a characteristic flag which is disabled by default and must be enabled manually by the system administrator from the supplier portal.

The place to find this characteristic?

From the supplier portal, navigate to the Extra menu > Customise Portal > Themes tab. By default, there are two themes accessible, OOTB.

Easy methods to Create a New Theme

If you click on Create Themes button, you’re introduced with 2 panes:

  1. Left Pane: To configure the customized branding theme
  2. Proper Pane: To stay preview the setting you’re configuring

What can a System Administrator do from the UI?

  • Create varied new themes with customized colors, photos and hyperlinks.
  • Apply branding and hyperlinks to the login and logout web page.
  • Handle the theme by modifying, cloning, exporting, trying on the particulars, making it default and even deleting.
  • Import themes (Major use case is for multi-site deployment for a similar tenant).
  • Convert previous themes (created utilizing an older model of VCD as much as v10.4)
  • Apply new themes to tenants or to their very own supplier portal.

Be aware: To see the customized branding settings configured on the login and logout web page, you could override a default setting from the command line by executing the command (this setting is enabled to true by default for safety causes).

> ./cell-management-tool manage-config -n backend.branding.requireAuthForBranding -v false

Isn’t that an excessive amount of of an enhancement to the prevailing characteristic, which is really easy to make use of now?

Wish to know every of those potentialities in additional element and are excited to dive deeper and study extra about them? If sure, take a look at the Characteristic Friday video “Feature Friday Episode 121 – Cloud Director 10.4.1 Theming and Branding“, which is devoted to the brand new Branding and Theming characteristic wherein we speak about every chance in full element, together with a demo.