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How to Change the Login Box's Default Strings from Username to Email Address

Version: 7.X+

Issue

How to change the MediaBeacon login box to prompt for an email address instead of a username.

Resolution

  1. Insert the following verbiage into the customTranslations.properties file located in the Appdata/Local/MediaBeacon folder.

    usernameFieldText=Username:

    passwordFieldText=Password:
     

  2. Once in place, restart MediaBeacon.

    password=Password

    username=E-mail Address
     

  3. If using a webhead, create the path “C:\Users\<Windows OS account that runs Tomcat>\AppData\Local\MediaBeacon” and place the ‘customTranslations.properties’ file in there as well. Note that the Tomcat Windows service might need to be reconfigured to not run as ‘Local System’ - but instead as a standard ‘Administrator’ type Windows OS account.
     

  4. If using other languages, the associated property would be as follows:

        German: customTranslations_de.properties

Spanish: customTranslations_es.properties

French: customTranslations_fr.properties

Italian: customTranslations_it.properties

Japanese: customTranslations_ja.properties

Portuguese: customTranslations_pt_br.properties

Chinese: customTranslations_zh.properties

Taiwanese: customTranslations_zh_tw.properties
 

  1. The end users should now see the login screen that prompts for E-Mail Address, as shown below:

Login Box.png

Login Box E-Mail Address.png

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