Customize the Portal Dashboard

As part of Portal branding, carrier customers can customize the appearance of the Portal Dashboard with their own title and content. Typically, a custom Dashboard consists of news, company information, and useful links to external sites.

By default, the Dashboard consists of three tabs: Getting Started, Training, and What’s New.  If you choose to replace the Dashboard with your own content, these three tabs will be replaced with a single tab displaying your content.

Your content must be uploaded in a properly constructed XML file. You can download a sample XML file from the Portal branding page that illustrates the correct XML format.

Custom Dashboard XML

All content in the <MainPanel> node must be tagged with one or more of the following tags:

Tag Description Attributes
<Text> Standard text.  Width fixed at 100%. wordwrap: (required)  ‘true' or 'false' (required) default = true style: (optional) ‘normal' or  'heading' (default = normal)
<Break>  Line break. Can specify exact height spacing in pixels height : (optional) vertical spacing in pixels (default = 10px)
<Hyperlink> Standard anchor tag for links (will always launch link in external window). href: (required) URL such as 'http://www.ipass.com'
<Section> A container to group components with custom alignment and formatting. align: (required)  'horizontal' or 'vertical' (default = vertical) paddingLeft: (optional) left margin for section, in pixels (default = 0px ) paddingRight : (optional) right margin for section, in pixels (default = 0px)

Any of these tags can be used multiple times, to create as many of the appropriate elements as needed.

Use the Preview buttons to display a preview your custom content. This enables you to view the results of your XML and then revise as needed.

The Account Tab > Manage Portal Brands > Create a Portal Brand

 

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