Product Documentation

Manage brands

Jun 05, 2015

Brands consist colors, fonts, images, and layout information that define the look and feel of the control panel. Service providers, resellers, and customers can manage these brands according to certain permissions.

A customer's brand can be configured to the following methods:
  • Associate a brand with a specific URL. This defines what users see when they access the control panel login page.
  • Associate a brand with the user's login. This defines what users see after they log on to the control panel.
  • Inherit the parent customer's brand settings. This enables the service provider or reseller to define the customer's brand using a brand of their own.

Brand types

Services Manager includes two types of brands:
  • System brands are brands that exist at higher levels in the customer hierarchy, relative to a specific customer. Typically, brands that service providers and resellers create are system brands. Customers that belong to the service provider or reseller in the hierarchy will inherit these brands.
  • Customer brands are brands that are attached to specific customers using a customer ID. By default, customer administrators can create their own customer brands. Service providers and resellers can create customer brands by impersonating the customer to whom they want to attach the brand.

Brand management

The Brands section of the control panel enables you to perform the following tasks:
  • View, modify, and delete the stylesheets of existing brands
  • Download templates that you can modify and upload to create a new brand
  • Select the brand you want to use for all logged in users
  • Associate a brand with a specific URL

To access the Brand Management pages of the control panel, users must have the Content Management Administrator security role. Typically, this role is automatically assigned when the first user is created for a new customer.