In addition to the use of Velocity templates to change the look and feel of user-facing pages, administrators can provide localized versions of user-facing status messages generated by PingAccess.
In <PA_HOME>/conf/localization/, properties files contain the messages to be returned to the client in various languages; by default, only English language messages are provided, using the default pa-messages.properties file. This file serves as a fallback for any message not found in other files in the directory.
- The browser's
Accept-Langaugeheader, based on a best-match first check against the pa-messages files
- The value of a cookie named
ping-accept-language, which can be defined by the protected application
- A custom-developed PingAccess add-on that can customize the order of localization resolution
The default behavior allows the
ping-accept-language cookie to
override the browser preferences, and if that cookie is not set, then to use the
Accept-Language header preference order, starting with the
highest priority preference and trying to match the locale exactly. If none of the
specified locales cannot be matched exactly, a more generic locale will be used,
starting with the highest priority value.
If no matches are found, then the value in the pa-messages.properties file is used.
Accept-Language: fr-CA;q=0.9, en-US;q=0.8
ping-accept-language cookie is set by the protected
application to the value
en-US, then the above list would be
ignored, and PingAccess would search for the string in:
Most browsers support the use of an ordered list of languages. Safari is an exception to this. Even though the system supports an ordered list of languages, only the preferred language is sent with its requests.
The features documented here are affected by the settings in the configuration file. See the Configuration file reference for more information.