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What about my web interface customizations as of PRTG 13.2.3?



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After an update to PRTG version 13.2.3 all customizations to the web interface are lost. What has happened?

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Created on Dec 12, 2012 10:09:05 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Apr 23, 2013 9:22:01 AM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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Important note: The current customization approach is unsupported and deprecated as of versions 17.3.34/17.4.35. This customization no longer works. For more details, see How can I re-brand and customize the PRTG web interface using CSS and Javascript?

This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 13.2.3 or later

New PRTG Web Interfaces

With the new web interfaces for PRTG we introduce a new state-of-the-art web interface. As a single-page application, PRTG is now much faster and easier to use. To achieve this, we did a complete rewrite of our web front-end.

Did You Customize the Web Interface?

There is a small percentage of our users that have re-branded and/or customized the web interface or report templates. You belong to this group if you have made one of the following adaptations to the web interface:

  • Added own CSS styles
  • Added custom images
  • Changed the appearance of the login screen
  • Removed the help box permanently
  • Followed instructions of the Website Styling tab of the PRTG API documentation
  • Added custom objects for PRTG Maps
  • Altered any files in the website folder of the PRTG program directory
  • Altered the report template HTM files in the reporttemplates sub folder underneath the website folder of the PRTG program directory
  • If you use bookmarks with direct URLs to sub pages of the web interface that contain additional filter parameters to show customized lists of monitoring objects, these links may be affected as well.

All of these adaptations to our standard system are easy to implement and easy to use, yet not officially supported. However, we always include a warning to all instructions regarding these adaptations, to emphasize that we cannot guarantee that any adaptations will be valid for future versions of PRTG.

With the complete web interface rewrite we have now reached the (rare) situation that we cannot support existing user customizations any more.

After you install PRTG 13.2.3 or later, all existing adaptations (as outlined above) will be disabled and have to be revised.

Adaptations that are _Not_ Affected

If you made one of the following adaptations they will remain active also with the new web interface:

Steps to Take

As of PRTG 13.2.3 we do not use the website folder of the PRTG program directory any more. Instead, there is a new folder named webroot which now contains all files for the web interface.

  • Please locate your customizations in the deprecated website folder.
  • You may find a way for a similar customization that can be applied to the files in the current webroot folder.
  • In your PRTG installation, select Setup | PRTG API from the main menu. Find instructions in the Website Styling tab.
  • If you use bookmarks with direct URLs: Check them. Maybe you need to change some parameters. Some parameters may work differently or may not be available any more.

The Data API did Not Change

We did not significantly change the backend on the PRTG core server side. Existing applications or scripts that query data using the PRTG API should not be affected.

Created on Dec 12, 2012 10:56:39 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 10, 2018 9:00:48 AM by  Brandy Mauff [Paessler Support]

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