gControl Login Settings
Using gControl’s login setting feature, administrator can customize login page. This way they can have a branding done on the the login page. gControl comes with a default login page. IF administrator chooses not to customize, default login page is what their domain will have. Current default login page looks as below
The logo (circled in red) is picked up from the logo set in your Google apps company profile setting.
To customize this page administrators can build their own page in simple HTML and upload it in the gControl login settings section. The login setting section is shown below
There are 2 main aspects of Login settings section.
Customizing Login Page: If the administrator has the customized login page HTML available, they need to chose the option “Yes” for Do you want to customize login page option. This will enable the text area in the bottom of the screen where the admin needs to put the HTML code and save. Things to take care while designing the HTML (instruction are provided as Note in the page)
The action attribute in the HTML code should have the value “/ssomanagerservlet”
The name of the User name text box should be “username” (case sensitive)
The name of the Password text box should be “password” (case sensitive)
The heref (link) for Forgot password should be pointed to “ForgotPassword.jsp” (case sensitive)
The resources (Images, CSS file etc..) used in the HTML should be referring a public https site. If not, they may not load properly on certain browsers and you may see a striked off (https) sign on your browser.
- Saving the SSO Setting:The second aspect of this setting is to save the SSO settings. If for some reason if you have to disable SSO on your domain, and when you decide to re enable the SSO, you just need to browse to login setting section and click “save” button without making any changes. This will setup SSO on your domain and your login page would be back in action.