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Configure logo, colors, and system defaults for UI16

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Configure logo, colors, and system defaults for UI16

You can use the Basic Configuration UI16 module to brand your instance with your company logo and colors and set basic system defaults. This place is the best starting point if you are setting up your instance for the first time or if you have recently enabled UI16.

Before you begin

To prepare for completing basic configuration, gather the following information:
  • Obtain the company banner image to use in the header. The image can be high resolution, but when it displays it is scaled based on the aspect ratio. It scales to a maximum of 20px high.
  • Get the brand color hex or RGB numbers of your company, typically from your marketing department. Use them to decide how to configure the UI background colors.

Role required: admin

About this task

Each color selection option provides a color picker to select a color. The text box beside the color picker lets you enter the value of the color as any of the following CSS formats:
  • Name: predefined color names, such as red, green, or blue
  • RGB decimal: RGB (102, 153, 204)
  • RGB hex: #223344
Refer to HTML Color Names (W3CSchools) for information about HTML color names.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Properties > Basic Configuration UI16.
  2. Complete the configuration by changing any of the following settings:
    Table 1. Basic system configuration properties
    Label Property Description
    Page header caption glide.product.description Change the text that appears next to your logo.
    Browser tab title glide.product.name Change the text that appears on the browser tab.
    System timezone for all users unless overridden in the user's record glide.sys.default.tz Select the timezone in the choice list.

    Click Configure available time zones to select the time zones that your users can select from in user preferences.

    Banner image for UI16 glide.product.image.light Click + next to the image and upload your logo.
    Date format

    Time format

    glide.sys.date_format

    glide.sys.time_format

    Select the date and time formats from the choice lists.
    Header background color css.$navpage-header-bg Select or enter the color.
    Header background
    This color is also used as part of the theme preview on the Themes tab under system settings.
    Banner text color css.$navpage-header-color Select or enter the color.
    Banner text color
    This color is also used as part of the theme preview on the Themes tab under system settings.
    Header divider stripe color css.$navpage-header-divider-color Select or enter the color.
    Header divider striper
    Navigation header/footer css.$navpage-nav-bg Select or enter the color.
    Navigation
    Navigation background expanded items css.$subnav-background-color Select or enter the color.
    Application with expanded modules to show the difference in color
    Module text color for UI16 css.$navpage-nav-color-sub Select or enter the color.
    Favorites, Connect list
    Navigation selected tab background color css.$navpage-nav-selected-bg Select or enter the color.
    Selected tab
    Navigation selected tab divider bar color css.$nav-highlight-bar-active
    Application navigator with the All Applications tab selected and an arrow indicating the fact that the line under the tab is blue
    This color is also used as part of the theme preview on the Themes tab under system settings.
    Navigation unselected tab divider bar color css.$nav-highlight-bar-inactive
    Application navigator with the All Applications tab selected and an arrow point to the other tabs to indicate that the line is a different color
    Navigation separator color css.$nav-hr-color Select or enter the color.
    Separators
    Background for navigator and sidebars css.$navpage-nav-bg-sub Select or enter the color.
    Navigator, sidebars
    Currently selected Navigation tab icon color for UI16 css.$navpage-nav-selected-color Select or enter the color.
    Navigation icon
    Unselected navigation tab icon and favorite icons color css.$navpage-nav-unselected-color Select or enter the color.

    Unselected favorities icon

    Border color for UI16 css.$navpage-nav-border Select or enter the color. Also affects the border of the Filter conversations search box in the Connect Chat sidebar.
    Filter navigator
    Selected base theme glide.ui.base_theme.selected_theme Switches the main content (everything other than the application navigator and the header) between the La Jolla and Cobalt themes.
    For most of the settings, as you make changes, the page refreshes with a preview of the change. Only you see these changes. Some settings require you to log out and log back in again to see the change.
  3. Click Save at the top or bottom of the page.

Result

After you save the configuration changes, all users who select the System theme in their UI personalization options see the new configuration colors.

La Jolla and cobalt theme comparison

The La Jolla theme is the new brand theme for ServiceNow. When you upgrade to Madrid, your theme is automatically upgraded to the La Jolla theme. Any customizations you have made to the system theme will not be upgraded. Use the styles in the list below to upgrade or revert any styles to the new or old theme.

Make changes to any of these styles by navigating to System Properties > Basic Configuration UI16.

Table 2. La Jolla and Cobalt theme styles
Property La Jolla style Cobalt style
Header background color

css.$navpage-header-bg

#ffffff #303a46
Header divider stripe color

css.$navpage-header-divider-color

#5a7f71 #455464
Navigation header/footer

css.$navpage-nav-bg

#293e40 #303A46
Navigation background expanded items

css.$subnav-background-color

#213234 #303a46
Module text color for UI16

css.$navpage-nav-color-sub

#bec1c6 #bec1c6
Navigation selected tab background color

css.$navpage-nav-selected-bg

#2f4fe #4b545f
Navigation selected tab divider bar color

css.$nav-highlight-bar-active

#82c9b8 #278efc
Navigation unselected tab divider bar color

css.$nav-highlight-bar-inactive

#213234 #81878e
Navigation separator color

css.$nav-hr-color

#293e40 #303a46
Background for navigator and sidebars

css.$navpage-nav-bg-sub

#293e40 #455464
Currently selected Navigation tab icon color for UI16

css.$navpage-nav-selected-color

#82c9b8 #ffffff
Unselected navigation tab icon and favorite icons color

css.$navpage-nav-unselected-color

#bec1c6 #bec1c6
Border color for UI16

css.$navpage-nav-border

#7a828a #ddd
Selected Base Theme

glide.ui.base_theme.selected_theme

La Jolla SysID: c92c1ee153002300dda1ddeeff7b125b Cobalt SysID: 6f3c9ae153002300dda1ddeeff7b124a
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