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Login Component


Before you start using this development framework, make sure you have installed all required software and done all the necessary configuration, see this page.

If you plan using this component with projects generated by Angular CLI, please refer to the following article: Using ADF with Angular CLI

See it live: Login Quickstart


npm install ng2-alfresco-login

Basic usage

This component allows to authenticate to Alfresco Content Services and Alfresco Process Services.




export class AppComponent {
    mySuccessMethod($event) {
        console.log('Success Login EventEmitt called with: ' + $event.value);
    myErrorMethod($event) {
        console.log('Error Login EventEmitt called with: ' + $event.value);


Name Type Default Value Description
providers string ECM Possible valid values are ECM, BPM or ALL. The default behaviour of this component will log in only in the ECM . If you want to log in in both systems the correct value to use is ALL
disableCsrf boolean false To prevent the CSRF Token from being submitted. Only for Alfresco Process Services call
needHelpLink string It will change the url of the NEED HELP link in the footer
registerLink string It will change the url of the REGISTER link in the footer
logoImageUrl string Alfresco logo image To change the logo image with a customised image
copyrightText string © 2017 Alfresco Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The copyright text below the login box
backgroundImageUrl string Alfresco background image To change the background image with a customised image
fieldsValidation { [key: string]: any; }, extra?: { [key: string]: any; } Use it to customise the validation rules of the login form
showRememberMe boolean false Toggle Remember me checkbox visibility
showLoginActions boolean false Toggle extra actions visibility (Need Help, Register, etc.)


Name Description
onSuccess Raised when the login is done
onError Raised when the login fails
executeSubmit Raised when the form is submitted

Change footer content

You can replace the entire content in the footer of the login component with your custom content.

<adf-login ...>
    <login-footer><template>My custom HTML for the footer</template></login-footer>

Change header content

You can replace the entire content in the header of the login component with your custom content.

<adf-login ...>
    <login-header><template>My custom HTML for the header</template></login-header>

Extra content

You can put additional html content between alfresco-login tags to get it rendered as part of the login dialog. This becomes handy in case you need to extend it with custom input fields handled by your application or parent component:

<adf-login ...>
        <div>Your extra content</div>

Here's an example of custom content:

Custom logo and background

It is possible changing logo and background images to custom values.


Should give you something like the following:

Alternatively you can bind to your component properties and provide values dynamically if needed:


Customize Validation rules

If needed it is possible to customise the validation rules of the login form. You can add/modify the default rules of the login form.




export class MyCustomLogin {
    alfrescologin: any;
    customValidation: any;
    constructor(public router: Router) {
        this.customValidation = {
            username: ['', Validators.compose([Validators.required, Validators.minLength(8), Validators.maxLength(10)])],
            password: ['', Validators.required]
    ngOnInit() {
        this.alfrescologin.addCustomValidationError('username', 'minlength', 'Username must be at least 8 characters.');
        this.alfrescologin.addCustomValidationError('username', 'maxlength', 'Username must not be longer than 11 characters.');

Controlling form submit execution behaviour

If absolutely needed it is possible taking full control over form submit execution by means of executeSubmit event. This event is fired on form submit.

You can prevent default behaviour by calling event.preventDefault(). This allows for example having custom form validation scenarios and/or additional validation summary presentation.

Alternatively you may want just running additional code without suppressing default one.




export class MyCustomLogin {
    validateForm(event: any) {
        let values = event.values;
        // check if the username is in the blacklist
        if (values.controls['username'].value === 'invalidUsername') {
            this.alfrescologin.addCustomFormError('username', 'the
            username is in blacklist');

Please note that if event.preventDefault() is not called then default behaviour will also be executed after your custom code.

Build from sources

You can build component from sources with the following commands:

npm install
npm run build

The build task rebuilds all the code, runs tslint, license checks and other quality check tools before performing unit testing.

NPM scripts

Command Description
npm run build Build component
npm run test Run unit tests in the console
npm run test-browser Run unit tests in the browser
npm run coverage Run unit tests and display code coverage report


Please check the demo folder for a demo project

cd demo
npm install
npm start


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