Customize the appearance of the user portal

Using a theme

Since YunoHost 3.5, you can change the theme of the user portal - though for now it requires tweaking via the command line.

You can list the available themes with :

$ ls /usr/share/ssowat/portal/assets/themes/

Then you can use nano /etc/ssowat/conf.json.persistent to enable the theme you choose like this :

    "theme": "light",
    ...other lines...

You might need to force the refresh of your browser's cache for the theme to fully propagate. You can do so with Ctrl+Shift+R on Firefox.

Adding someone else's theme

You may add themes created by other people by downloading and extracting the corresponding files in a new folder the_theme_name in /usr/share/ssowat/portal/assets/themes/.

Beware that adding third-party themes from random strangers on the internet is a security risk. It is equivalent to running someone's else code on your machine, which can be used for malicious purpose such as stealing credentials !

Creating your own theme

You can create your own theme by copying the existing theme of your choice. For instance starting from the light theme :

cp -r /usr/share/ssowat/portal/assets/themes/{light,your_own_theme}

Then, edit the files the css and js files in /usr/share/ssowat/portal/assets/themes/your_own_theme according to what you want to do :

You can also add your own images and assets which can then be used by the CSS and JS files.

Example : customizing the logo

You may create your own theme simply to change the "branding" of the Yunohost user portal and replace the YunoHost logo with you own !

To do so, upload your logo to /usr/share/ssowat/portal/assets/themes/your_own_theme/, and use the following CSS rules :

/* Inside custom_portal.css */
#ynh-logo {
  background-image: url("./your_logo.png");

/* Inside custom_overlay.css */
#ynh-overlay-switch {
  background-image: url("./your_logo.png");