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Could anybody explain how I can change the home page of the Business Publisher? We would like to start with a customised page for easy navigation, instead of the standard publisher home page.



by Jackie Damrau
Posted on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 16:43

I, too, am interested in how to customize the left side of the Business Publisher Home page. We just got the right side, News, working with our own static content (thanks to help from this list).

We would like to modify the messaging under the Welcome header with our own content. I have spent much time looking through the config files in the Business Publisher webapps folders and cannot locate the file or files that controls the left side of the page.

Your help is welcome.

by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 15:57

In reply to by Sascha Ding

It can be done by customizing, but not by means of changing config files only, so please do backup your files before.

Contents of the Home tab is rendered by 


There you can find the strings 

BP.home.wbhead.DBI and BP.home.wbtxt.DBI

which are defined in

or layout_{yourlanguage}.properties resp.

 There is still no documentation from IDS.

Other config hints are given in the Install_Administration_Guide.pdf 

by Alexandre Ayres
Posted on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:22

In reply to by jdamrau


On the Business Publisher welcome page, I would like to change the right side for static text.

How is this possible?

by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 16:22

It is more difficult to do than with earlier WebPublisher templates and mostly not documented by IDS,

so please take care to backup your files before changing anything.

Apart  from contents of the Home tab in 


you can customize

topnav.jsp (in the same directory) and

to implement your company's logo and colours in the upper navigation area and background.

For more ambitious changes to the whole front appearance your request should be more specific.

Hope that helps, Martin


by Abdel-Rahman Makssoud
Posted on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 15:54


I changed the text of new changes in the home page of publisher , but i failed to implement my comany logo,

And, i essay to connect to the publisher with the user viewer,also it failed.

canu give me an advice ?

Thanks in advance,

by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 17:59

@Abdel Makssoud: Ahlan we sahlan!

For how to change the logo please see this topic.

Can you be more specific, in which way you did not succeed?

Regards, Martin

by Abdel-Rahman Makssoud
Posted on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 09:51

@MArtin Schroder : Ahlan wa sahlan :).. that's so good :)


In fact,for the viewer , i mean that normally when we open the publisher ,we connect with our user and password , but also we can connect with the   user : viewer   pass: viewer  , but unfortunately it dont work .. that is my question. I hope that i was clear.

Regards ,


by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 19:17

In reply to by Arnold_schachat

Sorry Abdel,

there is nothing I can do on your problem from here.
Do you maintain yourself the ARIS database from which you exported to Business Publisher? Then please check if there is a user "viewer" with the coresponding password in that DB.

If not, I can only assume that you added the user "viewer" to the Business Publisher database after the export by means of the Bus.Publisher Administrator view. This type of user will be deleted after a new export or update of an existing export from the ARIS-source DB.

Hope this helps, Martin

by Abdel-Rahman Makssoud
Posted on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 09:43

Hello Martin,

Don't Worry , I resolved the problem, it was a problem of access rights and filter , thank u v.m for your answer.

I wanted to ask you another question if that's possible, concerning the customise of the home page of the Publisher. I managed to put the company logo and to add what i want in the News, but in this part there is always a link with the comments i added and i just want to add texts, i think it comes form the xml folder changed which i used to add the News ( where i found "rss and channel"),i tried to delete these two tags and to write a new xml but it did'nt work ( arishome71\BRserver\tomcat\webapps\businesspublisher\layouts\default\data\news.rdf.xml))

Do you have any idea how to see just texts?


by Vlad Ion
Posted on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 12:09


I have ARIS set up for anonymous access but I need some help setting up the home page so users can move around easier because teh current format is not that user friendly.

So, how can I change the home page for my database so users that logged in anonymously are faced with a nice and friendly home page?

Thanks in advance !

by Robert Vajdik
Posted on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:06

Dear ARIS experts,

does anyone know how to set/customize "startup model" in ABP?

Any hints or tips appreciated.




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