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Summary: This page explains how to modify error messages displayed on login to the Health and Engineering Dashboards.


It is possible to modify the messages displayed in red described below. When a user logs in and the user is not authorized to view any data in the dashboard (for example a new user with no role and no data authorization assigned to it) a message is displayed as follows and further use of the dashboard is prevented.

When a user logs in and either the user name or password is incorrect, an error message is displayed:

Change these messages

To change these messages, first locate and open the following file in a text editor:

WAR 1.x
Engineering Dashboard: CATALINA_HOME\webapps\<dashboard>\engineering\resources\urls.json
Health Dashboard: CATALINA_HOME\webapps\<dashboard>\portal\resources\urls.json
WAR ≥ 2.x
Engineering Dashboard: CATALINA_HOME\webapps\<dashboard>\static\engineering\resources\urls.json
Health Dashboard: CATALINA_HOME\webapps\<dashboard>\static\engineering\resources\urls.json

ZIP ≥ 2.x - The file is located in a compiled JAR file located at the root of the unpacked ZIP. This JAR file will need to be unpacked to find the .json file and then repacked:

Locate the following sections in the file:

    "id": "login-invalid-user",
    "message":"You are not authorized to access any applications"
    "id": "login-invalid-data",
    "message":"Sorry, username or password invalid"

Now edit the "message" you want to change and add in your own message. For example, to modify the authorization message:

    "id": "login-invalid-user",
    "message": "You are not authorized to access any applications - please contact your administrator."

Following any changes you make, save the urls.json file and then restart your application server so that the changes are taken into account.