White-labeling (Rebranding)

Customize the appearance and branding of your engineering platform powered by Layer5 Cloud.

You can change the logo, color scheme, domain name, and other aspects of the user interface to match your own identity and preferences. White-labeling enables you to offer a seamless and consistent experience to your customers, partners, or internal users who access your service mesh platform. White-labeling also helps you to differentiate your platform from other Layer5 Cloud users and competitors, and to enhance your brand recognition and loyalty.

Customizing Themes

The Layer5 Cloud dashboard can be customized with your own branding, including your full-sized logo, logo mark, and color scheme.

Dashboard Example

This example includes a custom branding with colors and full-sized logo.


Dashboard Mobile Example

This example includes a custom branding with colors and logo mark.


Dashboard Mobile

This example includes a custom branding with colors and full-sized logo.


Catalog Example

This example includes a custom branding with colors and full-sized logo.


Organization Preference

Layer5 Cloud supports customizing themes on a per organization basis. This includes the ability to upload your own logo and define your own color scheme. Your logo will be displayed in the top left corner of the dashboard. Both a full-sized logo and a logo mark are supported.

As an Organization Administrator, you can add your organization’s logo to the global navigation bar, which supports a large, horizontal logo for desktop users and a small, square logo for mobile users. The logo appears at the top of each user’s window for all Layer5 Cloud pages within your organization.

Prefrence Example

This example shows how to customize through different themes


Custom Logos

You can upload your own logo for your organization. Logo appears in upper left corner of all Layer5 Cloud pages. All teams, workspaces, and users in your organization will use these custom logos.

Your custom logos will optionally be visible to external users if you choose to customize your login screen. Otherwise, your custom logos will only be visible to users within your organization.

If you use a mobile device, the logo mark will be visible.

Logo Image Requirements

Logo images must be either in SVG, PNG or GIF format. GIF images can be animated, but are not recommended given their distraction to users. The maximum file size for each image is 500 KB.

Horizontal logo: 389 width x 32 height pixels

If you upload a smaller or larger image, the image is resized to exactly 389 x 32 pixels. If the aspect ratio does not match, then the image will be distorted. For example, a 132 x 132 pixel image expands to 389 x 32 pixels, causing distortion.

Square logo (mark):  32 width x 32 height pixels
Square Logo Example

This example includes a custom branding with colors and logo mark as would be displayed on a mobile device.

On the Organizations page, you can upload your custom logo for your organization.

  1. Go to Menu and then [Identity > Organization].
  2. To open the Edit window, click the pencil icon next to the organization name.
  3. Click Select file to upload and select the logo image on your computer. You’ll see a preview your logo.
  4. Click Save, if satisfied. You may change your custom logo images at any time.

Customizing your Organization’s Dashboard

Layer5 Cloud supports customizing dashboard layouts on a per organization basis. As an administrator of your organization, you can customize the dashboard experience for all members of your organization. To customize your organization’s dashboard, select from a collection of widgets to include or exclude.

To customize your organization’s dashboard, follow the steps in this video or the steps outlined in the screenshots below.

Edit your Org’s Dashboard


Add and Remove Widgets


Save and Publish Dashboard


Each of the prebuilt widgets can be added to a dashboard only once. If find that a particular widget that you would like to have is not available, please let us know.

Custom Domain Name and Login Screen

Layer5 Cloud supports customizing the login screen based on custom domain name. Redirect your users to your own domain name. For example, if your domain name is mycompany.com, you can redirect users to meshery.mycompany.com.

Example: Layer5 Cloud custom branding on login screen with CNCF branding. Live example: https://meshery.layer5.io/signup?program=cncf

A subdomain is the part of a URL before the root domain. You can configure your subdomain as www or as a distinct section of your site, like hub.cncf.io.

Subdomains are configured with a CNAME record through your DNS provider.

Configuring a subdomain

To set up a www or custom subdomain, such as www.example.com or meshery.example.com, you must add your domain in the repository settings. After that, configure a CNAME record with your DNS provider.

In Layer5 Cloud, navigate to your Provider Organization.

Under your Organization name, click Edit. If you cannot click the “Edit” action, verify that you are a Provider Administrator.

Under “Custom domain”, type your custom domain, then click Save. This will create a server configuration will require a reboot in order to take affect.

Note: If your custom domain is an internationalized domain name, you must enter the Punycode encoded version.

Navigate to your DNS provider and create a CNAME record that points your subdomain to the default domain for your site. For example, if you want to use the subdomain hub.cncf.io for your user site, create a CNAME record that points hub.cncf.io to meshery.layer5.io. For more information about how to create the correct record, see your DNS provider’s documentation.

Verifying your custom domain

Open Terminal.

To confirm that your DNS record configured correctly, use the dig command, replacing hub.cncf.io with your subdomain.

$ dig WWW.EXAMPLE.COM +nostats +nocomments +nocmd
> ;hub.cncf.io.                    IN      A
> hub.cncf.io.             3592    IN      CNAME   .
> meshery.layer5.io.      43192    IN      CNAME   meshery.layer5.io .
> meshery.layer5.io .        22    IN      A
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