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Setting custom background images for use on the FotoWeb login screen

 

By default FotoWeb will download background images for use on the login screen from a FotoWare repository on the internet. If you would rather use your custom collection of background images that comply with your corporate profile, you can do so by changing the setting in the FotoWeb site settings.

Where: Open the FotoWeb site configuration and go to the Settings tab. Then click on the Appearance node. Then, in the Corporate Branding section, tick the option Use custom background images for login page and enter the URL to the collection you would like to use.

How to create a custom collection of login page images?

The simplest way to create a collection is to add the images to a FotoWeb album. Then create a public link to that album and paste that link in the configuration.

Other possibilities:

  • Use the URL to a public archive (an archive to which the Everyone group has browse access)
  • Publish a static json document with links to each asset in the collection and use the URL to this document in the configuration. (See below).

Creating a static json document at a fixed url

A static json document can be published at a URL that FotoWeb can reach. It should be in the form of a FotoWeb Collection, as documented in the API guide.

Here’s an example of the minimum information required to define a background image collection:

{
    "data" : [ {
        "href" : "https://cdn.company.com/images/background.jpg",
        "previews": [ { 
            "size" : 1920,
            "width" : 1920,
            "height" : 1080,
            "square" : false,
            "href" : "https://cdn.company.com/images/background.jpg" } ],
        "permissions":["View","Preview","Download"],
        "doctype":"image" 
        }
    ]
}

Note:

When creating a custom JSON document, the server that delivers the files needs the appropriate CORS policies set.