How to Localize the Self-Service Portal Notice Text

You can configure localized notice text to display to end users by default in the Self-Service Portal. The Notice.txt file that displays the notice text is in the following root directory:

<MBAM Self-Service Install Directory>\Self Service Website\

To display localized notice text, you create a localized Notice.txt file, and then save it under a specific language folder in the following example directory:

<MBAM Self-Service Install Directory>\Self Service Website\

Note
You can configure the path by using the NoticeTextPath item in Application Settings.

MBAM displays the notice text, based on the following rules:

  • If you create a localized Notice.txt file in the appropriate language folder, MBAM displays the localized notice text if the default Notice.txt file exists. If the default Notice.txt file is missing, a message displays indicating that the default file is missing.

  • If MBAM does not find a localized version of the Notice.txt file, it displays the text in the default Notice.txt file.

  • If MBAM does not find a default Notice.txt file, it displays the default text in the Self-Service Portal.

Note
If an end user’s browser is set to a language that does not have a corresponding language subfolder or Notice.txt, the text in the Notice.txt file in the following root directory is displayed:

<MBAM Self-Service Install Directory>\Self Service Website\

To create a localized Notice.txt file

  1. On the server where you configured the Self-Service Portal, create a <Language> folder in the following example directory, where <Language> represents the name of the localized language:

    <MBAM Self-Service Install Directory>\Self Service Website\

    Note
    Some language folders already exist, so you might not have to create a folder. If you do have to create a language folder, see National Language Support (NLS) API Reference for a list of the valid names that you can use for the <Language> folder.

  2. Create a Notice.txt file that contains the localized notice text.

  3. Save the Notice.txt file in the <Language> folder. For example, to create a localized Notice.txt file in Spanish, save the localized Notice.txt file in the following example directory:

    <MBAM Self-Service Install Directory>\Self Service Website\Es-es

    The name of the Language folder can also be the language neutral name es instead of es-es. If the end user’s browser is set to es-es and that folder does not exist, the parent locale (as defined in .NET) is recursively retrieved and checked, resolving to <MBAM Self-Service Install Directory>\SelfServiceWebsite\es\Notice.txt before finally becoming the default Notice.txt file. This recursive fallback mimics the .NET resource loading rules.

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