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Customizations in client Pega Cloud Service environments

This content applies only to Cloud environments.

Pega requires that clients leverage Pega Platform™ for customizations in their Pega Cloud® environments. This ensures you are able to keep your application current with the latest Pega Platform and Pega Cloud features and functionality. 

Pega Cloud does not support customizing Pega Cloud environments outside the use of Pega Platform, because these types of customizations can impact your application performance, reliability, and compatibility with future releases. 

Pega Platform offers robust functionality for customizing your Pega Cloud deployment. Review the following examples for supported methods to expand Pega Platform capabilities to meet your specific needs. If your deployment needs a customization that is not currently supported in standard Pega software functionality, you can submit a Support Request (SR) to include such functionality in future Pega software releases. For the latest documentation on submitting SRs, see My Support Portal: New Design, Streamlined Features

Custom Login Screen 

You can edit your application login screen to display a new logo or background image for your application, to maintain design consistency according to your enterprise style guide, or to change the single sign-on button appearance. 

To create a Custom Login Screen, follow the steps provided in Customizing login screens for your Pega application

Role-based Access Control 

You can configure Pega Platform to access external systems to retrieve data and perform application processing. Similarly, you can allow external systems to access services in Pega Platform. 

To configure role-based access control, follow the steps provided in Controlling access to and from external applications

Setting Log Levels 

With Pega Platform, you can set log levels for categories and for individual loggers. For more information on how to configure this, see Understanding logs and logging messages

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTPS) 

You can set up Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTPS) for sending emails with the use of an X.509 certificate. Beginning with Pega Platform 8.4, you can import your X.509 certificates directly into the Pega Platform truststore.

For details on how to configure this, see Managing X.509 certificates

Custom Fonts 

Pega Platform supports importing web fonts for use in your Pega application. For details on how to configure this, see Customizing fonts for your Pega application. 

Custom Java archives and classes 

You can incorporate third-party Java functionality into Pega Platform by importing a Java archive (JAR) file or class.

The Client assumes all responsibility for files imported into Pega Cloud. Pegasystems Inc. is not responsible for clients importing files that may contain malicious code. The Client can refer to the Pega Cloud Acceptable Use Policy to understand the client responsibilities model.

For support details and step-by-step instructions, see Importing custom Java archives and classes

Custom XML files for input streams 

You can use custom XML files for use as an input stream by importing the XML files as a Java archive (JAR) and extracting the files using an activity. 

The Client assumes all responsibility for files imported into Pega Cloud. Pegasystems Inc. is not responsible for clients importing files that may contain malicious code. The Client can refer to the Pega Cloud Acceptable Use Policy to understand the client responsibilities model.

For support details and step-by-step instructions, see Importing custom XML files for input streams. 

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