customizing the login page for shibboleth

IAM David Bantz dabantz at
Fri May 22 13:03:59 EDT 2015

You can of course mock up the login page in an application like Dreamweaver;
starting from the distributed version, you can quickly make adjustments to
add branding and custom additions.  DW previews the output for different
sizes so you get an impression of the page on smart phone, tablet, and full
[I'm sure there are other web design apps as worthy; DW just happens to be
my institution has licensed.]

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Riz Panjwani <panjwani.riz at>

> Thanks Rod. That sounds good, but while I'm modifying the .jsp file, I'd
> like to view the changes without having to install shibboleth idp over and
> over again to see minor changes. Is there a way to do this?
> On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 9:41 AM, Rod Widdowson <rdw at>
> wrote:
>> > You should be able to find a war file called idp.war which, if expanded
>> (jar xvf idp.war) will contain the login.jsp file you are looking for
>> That’s tends to be a really bad idea because any change you make will be
>> overwritten by an upgrade.  The login.jsp in the war file is the output of
>> the build, what you want is the input file.
>> > I'm not sure where to find " src/main/webapp/login.jsp within your IdP
>> distribution package" in order to modify it.
>> You will find this in the directory that you unpacked the tarball into.
>> Edit that, run the build command to rebuild the war file.  Redploy it and
>> test.
>> /Rod
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