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Manual Chapter: Personalizing Client Appearance
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What is client personalization?

To personalize client pages, you use BIG-IP® Edge Client® customization. You can change the branding and localization of the BIG-IP Edge Client on client PCs and devices.

Adding images with the image browser

You can add images to Access Policy Manager® with the Image Browser. You can then select and use these images by means of settings within the Customization tool.
  1. From the Main tab, click Access Policy > Customization . The Customization tool appears.
  2. On the top pane of the Customization tool, click Image Browser. The Image Browser opens in a new window.
  3. Select the image filter method from the Filter Messages list.
    • Select Default Images to view the included default Access Policy Manager images.
    • Select User Uploaded Images to view the custom uploaded images.
  4. Add and remove images.
    • To add an image, click Add Image, select the image, and click Open.
    • To remove an image, select the image in the Image Browser, and click Delete Image.

Personalizing client colors, logos, and icons

In a connectivity profile, you can customize the appearance of the BIG-IP® Edge Client®and the web client. The settings you specify are saved with the connectivity profile, and applied when users download the client package.
  1. From the Main tab, click Access Policy > Customization . The Customization tool appears.
  2. From the Form Factor menu at the top of the Customization tool, select BIG-IP Edge Client.
  3. Under Form Factor: BIG-IP Edge Client, select the Branding tab.
  4. Expand the folders in the Customization tool navigation pane to select the BIG-IP Edge Client in Customization Settings > Connectivity Profiles > name_of_connectivity_profile > BIG-IP Edge Client .
  5. Customize the settings for BIG-IP Edge Client branding.
  6. After you customize settings, click the Save icon at the top of the Customization tool.

Previewing customization changes

You must have customized an element with the Customization tool to see a preview of your changes.
After you customize and save an element with the Customization tool, you can preview the changes you have made in the Preview window. The Preview window opens a separate browser window, and shows a live update of changes as you save them.
  1. From the Main tab, click Access Policy > Customization . The Customization tool appears.
  2. At the top of the Customization tool, click the Preview button.
  3. Navigate to a page to view customizations. For example, to navigate to a logon page and view the results of access profile branding customization, in the Preview window, expand Customization Settings > Access Profiles > access_profile_name > Access Policy > Logon Pages > logon_page_name .
The Preview window shows the results of any customization changes.

Appearance properties for BIG-IP Edge Client

You can customize the following appearance settings for BIG-IP® Edge Client® with the Customization tool.

Name Value Description
Banner Color A hex color code, for example, #123ABC. When you click the color value, two color choosers appear. One allows you to select a color from 40 common color blocks, and the other allows you to select any HTML color from a more sophisticated color wheel. You can also type the color value in as text. Indicates the color that the banner for the BIG-IP Edge Client uses. Note that the Banner Text Color should be legible over this color.
Banner Text Color A hex color code, for example, #123ABC. When you click the color value, two color choosers appear. One allows you to select a color from 40 common color blocks, and the other allows you to select any HTML color from a more sophisticated color wheel. You can also type the color value in as text. Indicates the color in which the banner text appears. This color appears over the Banner Color and should be readable on it.
Logo A 48 x 48 PNG, JPG, or GIF icon. This logo appears in the BIG-IP Edge Client as the company logo. The generic logo is an F5 logo. To change the logo, click the logo popout button, then click Replace. Select an image file to replace the logo file. Note that you can add files to the Customization tool in the Image Browser.
Tray Icon Set The F5 tray logo set or the generic icon set. Select the setting that will appear in the system tray to show connection activity and status. You can choose the F5 icon set (red ball), or a Generic icon set.

Localizing screen appearance for BIG-IP Edge Client

Configure localization for BIG-IP® Edge Client® to change the messages and text in the BIG-IP Edge Client application.
  1. From the Main tab, click Access Policy > Customization . The Customization tool appears.
  2. From the Form Factor menu at the top of the Customization tool, select BIG-IP Edge Client.
  3. Under Form Factor: BIG-IP Edge Client select the Localization tab.
  4. Expand the folders in the Customization tool navigation pane to select the BIG-IP Edge Client in Customization Settings > Connectivity Profiles > name_of_connectivity_profile > BIG-IP Edge Client .
  5. At the top right of the customization settings pane, select the Language for which to customize localization messages for the BIG-IP Edge Client.
  6. Customize the settings for BIG-IP Edge Client localization.
  7. After you customize settings, click the Save icon at the top of the Customization tool.

Previewing customization changes

You must have customized an element with the Customization tool to see a preview of your changes.
After you customize and save an element with the Customization tool, you can preview the changes you have made in the Preview window. The Preview window opens a separate browser window, and shows a live update of changes as you save them.
  1. From the Main tab, click Access Policy > Customization . The Customization tool appears.
  2. At the top of the Customization tool, click the Preview button.
  3. Navigate to a page to view customizations. For example, to navigate to a logon page and view the results of access profile branding customization, in the Preview window, expand Customization Settings > Access Profiles > access_profile_name > Access Policy > Logon Pages > logon_page_name .
The Preview window shows the results of any customization changes.

Localization properties for BIG-IP Edge Client

You can customize the following settings for BIG-IP® Edge Client® customization with the Customization tool.

Name Value Description
About link A URL The text that appears as a link in the About area of the BIG-IP Edge Client.
About text Text Text, typically copyright info or some other identifying information, that appears in the About area of the BIG-IP Edge Client.
Application Name Text The application name, which appears in the status bar of the application.
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