Branding & Basic Information

Last Updated: May 17, 2019
documentation for the dotCMS Content Management System

The Basic Information tab allows you to specify basic company information and how users login to the dotCMS back-end. To access the Basic Information tab, select System -> Configuration from the back-end navigation panel and select the Basic Information tab.

There are three sections of the Basic Information tab, and the information in each section can be modified and saved separately.

The Basic Information section

Basic Information

Portal URLLocal reference URL on dotCMS server; default = localhost
Mail DomainThe main domain of the server.
Email AddressThe email address that will be used on all emails sent from the dotCMS portal (including registration emails, emails used to recover a user password, etc.).
Background ColorThe default background color for the dotCMS back-end.
Primary ColorThe default primary color for the dotCMS back-end.
Secondary ColorThe default secondary color for the dotCMS back-end.
Background ImageThe default background image for the dotCMS back-end (displayed on the login page).


LanguageChanging this language translates the back-end UI to the given language by default.
  • Individual back-end users may still choose to translate the back-end interface into a different available language.
  • The current available back-end languages are: English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
  • If you would like to provide a translation of the dotCMS back-end to a new language, please contact us.
Time ZoneThe server time zone.
  • Times for all back-end users will be displayed using this time zone setting (regardless of the users' local time zone).


Authentication TypeSpecifies what types of IDs users use to login to the dotCMS back-end: Email Address or UserId.

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