By: Bart Van der Plancken user 29 Jan 2018 at 6:25 a.m. CST

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I'm having trouble enabling the standard french language on the login screens. I've added fr to the uiLocalesSupported and set my browser and computer in french. The login UI seems to keep displaying in english.

How does it detect the locale settings and how can I activate/test the french capabilities?

By Thomas Gasmyr Mougang staff 30 Jan 2018 at 2:55 p.m. CST

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Hi Plancken,

Here is what you can do to enable French or any other language we support:

Since you want enable french on login screens, the component to customize is oxauth.

NB: Make a copy of you /opt/gluu/jetty/oxauth/webapps/oxauth.war before.

The idea here is to changed the default language in the faces-config.xml which is in side oxauth.war.

Log into gluu container and run the commands below.

#mkdir -p custom_oxauth/WEBINF
#mkdir custom_oxauth/temp
#cp /opt/gluu/jetty/oxauth/webapps/oxauth.war /oxauth_save.war
#cp /opt/gluu/jetty/oxauth/webapps/oxauth.war custom_oxauth/oxauth.war
#cd custom_oxauth
#unzip oxauth.war -d ./temp
#cp ./temp/WEBINF/faces-config.xml WEBINF/

Edit faces-config.xml(the one in custom_oxauth/WEBINF folder) and set fr as default language

#rm -rf custom_oxauth/temp
#zip -u oxauth.war WEBINF/faces-config.xml
#cp oxauth.war /opt/gluu/jetty/oxauth/webapps/oxauth.war
#cd ..
#rm -rf custom_oxauth

Restart the oxauth service

#service oxauth restart

The result will be similar to this.


By Bart Van der Plancken user 31 Jan 2018 at 4:10 a.m. CST

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Thank you for the answer. This will help me partially, if I understand correctly. Belgium is a bit of a difficult country (two/three languages and all), so I can use this method to change the default language of the login site, but only the default?

We also need multi-language support, since people either need a dutch or french login page. I know from the docs that in order to support dutch, I'll need to create my own messages file, but is there a way to pass the language used by the user to the frontend screen?


By Thomas Gasmyr Mougang staff 31 Jan 2018 at 2:45 p.m. CST

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Hi Van der Plancken,

I hope you are doing well.

The multi-language can be supported by customizing the public facing login pages to meet your requirements. We will definitely consider implementing this feature if we hear more demand from customers. In case you are interested in becoming a supported customer to request this feature, feel free to schedule a call with us.