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Favicon icons of the web browser windows need to be changed from the default Ubisecure icons to company's own icons during the initial configurations after the installation of the Ubisecure Identity Platform environment.  It is sometimes challenging to change an existing favicon icon to a new one since they do not disappear even if you have deleted the actual files from the hard disk of the server. Here you can see some tips and tricks to get rid of the old favicon icons and replace them with new ones. Notice, every browser has its own way of dealing with the favicons, thus the instructions are at browser level. This instruction covers the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. 


Run these steps regardless of the browser you use. You need to change the old favicon files with the new ones.

Before you start, clear the browser cahce by pressing control + F5.

Step1. Delete the old favicon files

There are separate favicon.ico files for the sign-in screen and the actual Customer ID UI window.

The sign-in screen.

cd /d "C:\Program Files\Ubisecure\ubilogin-sso\ubilogin\custom\resources"
del favicon.ico

The applications integrated to the SSO, e.g. Ubisecure Sample Application, use the same favicon.ico file as the Customer ID sign-in window unless a separate template in the SSO management console and corresponding configuration files have been set up.

Customer ID UI window.

cd /d "C:\Program Files\Ubisecure\customerid\application\custom"
del favicon.ico

Step2. Copy the new favicon icon from the target directory to the destination directory.

The sign-in screen.

copy favicon.ico "C:\Program Files\Ubisecure\ubilogin-sso\ubilogin\custom\resources"

Customer ID UI window.

copy favicon.ico "C:\Program Files\Ubisecure\customerid\application\custom"

Step3. Optional: Run the Disk Cleanup

You can run the disk cleanup application to clear the old favicon.ico files.

Windows - Type: disk cleanup

Mozilla Firefox

Run these steps for the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Step1. Close all the Mozilla Firefox tabs with Ubisecure SW in them.

Do not close the whole browser. Leave at least one tab open.

Step2. Clear the history 

AStep3. Close the whole browser and restart the wilfly process.

net stop wildfly
net start wildfly

Step4. Backup a favicons.sqlite file and delete the original file.

Create a backup file.

cd /d "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1db0sbaq.default"
copy favicons.sqlite favicons.sqlite_old

Delete the original file.

del favicons.sqlite

Step5. Startup a new Mozilla Firefox window.

You might have to click the favicon icons in order for them to change.

Google Chrome

Run these steps for the Google Chrome browser.

Step1. Close all the Google Chrome tabs with Ubisecure SW in them.

Do not close the whole browser. Leave at least one tab open.

Step2. Clear the history

Step3. Download and install Favicon Changer add-on to the Google Chrome

Click the link below or google using the application name "favicon changer".

Install the Favicon Changer by clicking the following buttons.

Step4. Change the existing favicon icons by using the Favicon Changer add-on.

Go to the site for which you want to change the favicon icon. In this example, the Customer ID sign-in window was used.

Click the green star icon on the right upper corner of the Google Chrome browser to start the Favicon Changer. Browse to the directory where the favicon.ico has been stored and open it.

Step5. Verify that the new favicon has been taken into use. 

You might have to press the Change button before the favicon icon is changed.

For the Customer ID UI window you need to change the favicon using the directory where the favicon.ico file has been stored for it. For this, repeat the steps 4 and 5 using the target directory below:

C:\Program Files\Ubisecure\customerid\application\custom