This blog is on how to change the logon images in EPM system. Some call it as de-branding of Oracle EPM Workspace.
I was trying to attempt this after I read a request on ITToolbox and this was straightforward in pre 11 versions.
Oracle has changed the folder structure and mechanisms drastically from 11.1.2 onwards.
EAR/WAR files get deployed when services are started/restarted if any changes are made to them.
So there is no webapp folder or deployments folder. In a sense (if you’ve attempted this in pre 11 releases) the principle remains the same, change the static files and the files under installed app directory. (only difference is there is no installed app directory from 11.1.2 versions!!!!)
You may have to check your licensing agreements to see what all can be customized.
For individual product logon panel changes
This is the image file that show up on the login page of all products.If you want to change individual product logon images, then you’ll have to edit the respective images in respective war/ear files. You can use 7zip or Winrar to achieve this.
I would recommend you to change the default editor in 7zip to a picture editor (like mspaint) and edit the gif file, save the file and update the ear file.
For HSS and Workspace
There is a shared web application (epm-bpmui-shared-webapp) which gets deployed with Shared Services and this is the application which holds logon_panle.gif file information. (Had to re-search a lot to reach this file :)).
You can open bpmui.ear file which is located under <HYPERION_HOME>commonbpmui-common126.96.36.199. Navigate to below given directories and change logon_panel.gif.
Change logon_panel.gif files under these static directories.
You can open HyperionPlanning.ear file which is located under <HYPERION_HOME>productsPlanningAppServerInstallableAppsCommon. Navigate to below given directories and change logon_panel.gif.
For some reason this didn’t work for me. In pre 11 version the file was picked up from AnalyzerResource.jar file
I tired changing the image under AnalyzerResource.jarcomhyperionanalyzerimagesanalyzerclient using 7zip and it didn’t work.
If you wish to change Splash images please follow the below given instructions.
For Splash Images
Splash images are the ones which appear next to the “Launch Application” button. (You can see this if you are launching workspace/hss without using index.jsp. i.e. http://servername:portnumber/workspace)
HSS Splash image
In-order to change the Splash image you have to open interop.ear located under <HYPERION_HOME>productsFoundationAppServerInstallableAppscommon(this can be done using 7zip or Winrar).
You can find interop.war under interop.ear, open this file and navigate to the below given directory and change Shared Services_Splash.gif.
WebAnalysis Splash image
You can find WebAnalysis.ear file under <HYPERION_HOME>productsbiplusInstallableApps, open this file and navigate to the below given directory and change analyzerSplash.gif.
You can also change the static file under
Workspace Splash image
You can find WebAnalysis.ear file under
<HYPERION_HOME>productsFoundationworkspaceInstallableApps, open this file and navigate to the below given directory and change SplashScreenSystem9BIPlus.gif
You can also change the static files under
For Theme changes (color changes)
If know how to change css files then you can edit the following files to change the look and feel of explorer window.
Note: If you are not using the Contrast theme, you don’t need to update the files in _hc locations. I also don’t think fusionx theme is used.
Disclaimer: Check your licensing agreements to see what all can be customized.
Read about Customizing EPM Workspace 11.1.2 Part II Read about Customizing EPM Workspace 11.1.2 Part III
I thought I should update this post as many users are trying to follow this instructions for 188.8.131.52.500 and find that it is not working.
The reason why it is not working is because the image is not picked up from bpmui.war (epm-bpmui-shared-webapp).
It is now coming from workspace.war (workspace.ear) file and that is the reason why it is not picking it from epmstatic folder either.
You can open workspace.ear file which is located under <EPM_ORACLE_HOME>productsFoundationworkspaceInstallableApps.
Navigate to below given directories and change logon_panel.gif.
Update the workspace.ear file and Restart Workspace services.