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Localization Support in Identity Server

This page describes how WSO2 Identity Server can be configured to support localization of its UI.

Configure localization for authentication endpoints

WSO2 Identity Server provides internationalization support for the web apps (such as authentication endpoint which is in <IS_HOME>/repository/deployment/server/webapps/ directory). The following steps describe how you can configure this:

  1. Navigate to <IS_HOME>/repository/deployment/server/webapps/authenticationendpoint/WEB-INF/classes/org/wso2/carbon/identity/application/authentication/endpoint/i18n/
  2. Take a copy of the file to the same location, rename it with the required locale suffix as follows:

    • For British English:
    • For French (Standard):

    Refer Web browser language identification codes for more information on required locale suffixes.

  3. Update values while keeping the keys as follows,

    login=<Value in the required locale> 

  4. Save the file.

  5. Go to the browser setting and add the language you configured above.

  6. Restart the server.
    To try out, do the following:

    1. Open up a browser.
    2. Type the My Account application URL (https://<IS_HOST>:<IS_PORT>/myaccount ). You will see the login screen having the contents in the configured language.

If you want to have internationalization of error messages coming from authentication-framework/oauth-framework, follow the below steps:

First, you need to generate a key from the message itself for the i18n, properties file. following steps below:

  1. Get the message, oauthErrorMsg from the URL and decode the URL (URLDecode).
  2. Base64 encode the message, oauthErrorMsg.
  3. Replace = with _ in the base64 encoded message.

Now look for a value in file with the relevant locale. If a match is found, define a value for the property. Otherwise use add new property entry to the relevant locale based on the Resource file, as explained above. If you don't specify a value for the key obtained above, the error message itself will be displayed in the UI, as default.

Configure localization for recovery endpoints

Similarly, you can enable localization for accountrecoveryendpoint by applying the same above steps 2 through 6 in the previous section starting with the following location.


Configuring Localization for My Account and Console

We maintain the i18n (localization) resources for My Account and Console in a separate module inside the identity-apps repository hence the localization configurations should be applied according to the instructions provided in the file of the same repository. For further reference, you can check out the GitHub pull request where the French language was introduced to the applications.