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Customizing the User Interface (UI)

The user interface (UI) can be setup the use custom templates or the UI can be customized and altered with custom Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScripts and other assets.

Templates

Defining another theme

A custom HTML theme can be defined in the global options block of the Caddyfile. The theme name is set in the ui block that is nested in the authentication portal of the security block as shown below.

{
security {
authentication portal myportal {
ui {
theme basic
}
}
}
}

Defining a theme is optional, by default the basic theme is used.

Creating a new theme

Every template has its own folder in the assets folder. The folder name should equal the name of the theme. For example the basic template files are located in the folder assets/templates/basic/. For reference and as an example the basic template files can be found here https://github.com/greenpau/go-authcrunch/tree/main/assets/portal/templates/basic.

Every template folder should include at least the following files:

generic.template
login.template
portal.template
register.template
whoami.template
settings.template
sandbox.template

These template engine used is based on the Go library pkg/ui/pages.go. The files template files are compiled in the portal's binary.

Overriding a specific page template

When using the a theme you can also override one specific page template as well. The example for that is shown below where the usage is: template <PAGE_NAME> <FILEPATH>.

{
security {
authentication portal myportal {
ui {
theme basic
template login {env.HOME}/.local/caddy/ui/login.template
}
}
}
}

Other customization

The following Caddyfile directive sets links that a user would see upon a successful login:

{
security {
authentication portal myportal {
ui {
links {
"Prometheus" /prometheus
"Alertmanager" /alertmanager
"My App" /myapp
}
}
}
}
}

The link can be opened in a new tab or window via target_blank argument:

          "My App" /myapp target_blank

The link can be disabled with disabled argument:

          "My App" /myapp disabled

The link can have an icon associated with it via icon argument:

          "My App" /myapp icon "las la-cog"

The icon is the reference to Line Awesome by Icon8.

Portal - UI - Icons

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

The following Caddyfile directive adds a custom CSS stylesheet to the plugin's pages. The stylesheet is available under auth/assets/css/custom.css

{
security {
authentication portal myportal {
ui {
custom css path {env.HOME}/.local/caddy/ui/custom/styles.css
}
}
}
}

JavaScript

Adding custom JavaScript can for example be useful for adding Analytics tools or other JavaScript.

The following Caddyfile directive adds a custom JavaScript to the plugin's pages. The script is available under auth/assets/js/custom.js

{
security {
authentication portal myportal {
ui {
custom js path {env.HOME}/.local/caddy/ui/custom/script.js
}
}
}
}

Custom HTML Template Header

The following Caddyfile directive injects the code found in path/to/head.html to <head> section of the portal's pages:

{
security {
authentication portal myportal {
ui {
custom html header path {env.HOME}/.local/caddy/ui/custom/head.html
}
}
}
}

Other Static Assets

The following Caddyfile directive loads any other asset for static file serving such as jpg, png et cetera.

      ui {
static_asset "assets/css/app.css" "text/css" /path/to/app/styles.css
}

The above configuration would cause the plugin to read /path/to/app/styles.css and begin serving it with content type of text/css at AUTH_PORTAL/assets/css/app.css, e.g. https://localhost/auth/assets/css/app.css.