Create a custom theme for Keycloak

Austin Cunningham
May 31, 2017 · 2 min read

I needed to create a custom theme for Keycloak for a Mobile application project I was working on . It took quite a while to determine the various CSS elements of the default Keycloak login screen . The results of my investigation are below. The github repo is here.

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Git clone this repo in the Themes directory of your Keycloak instance to use this theme.

To select the theme you need to login to your Keycloak admin console. Go to Realms and themes and select from dropdown.

Configure your own Theme

It is recommend that you make a copy of an existing theme and edit it. In order to be able to edit the theme and see changes without restarting the Keycloak server you need to edit the standalone.xml file on your Keycloak server to disable caching.

located here


Make the following changes to standalone.


To change the title for your login and register user screen you can edit the CSS located at


Make changes here to change the title

/* Change content to change the title of the page*/
div#kc-header::after {
content: 'FeedHenry Work Force Management';
font-size: 40px;
line-height: 50px;
margin-bottom: 15px;
/*title banner size and colour*/
div#kc-header {
background-color: rgb(40,53,147);
padding-top: 2.5em;
padding-bottom: 2.5em;
padding-right: 2em;
padding-left: 3em;

To change your background colour or set a background image

body {
background-color: rgb(63,81,181);
/*background-image: url('../img/bkgrnd.jpg');*/
background-position: center center;
background-attachment: fixed;
background-size: cover;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
color: #fff;
font-family: sans-serif;
text-shadow: 0px 0px 10px #000;
margin: 0px;

To change the login and fields text

/* label change Username, Password text*/
div#kc-form label {
color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7) !important;
display: block;
font-size: 30px;

To change the fields look and feel

input[type=text], input[type=password] {
color: #ddd;
font-size: 30px;
margin-bottom: 20px;
background: none;
border-width: 0 0 1px 0;
padding: 12px;
width: 95%;

To change the login and register button

input[type=submit] {
border: none;
border-radius: 3px;
background-color: rgb(40,53,147);
box-shadow: 0px 0px 6px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
color: rgba(0,0,0,0.6);
font-size: 30px;
color: white;
text-transform: uppercase;
padding: 20px;
margin-top: 3em;
width: 98%;

More information see Keycloak Themes documentation at

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