How to Remove the Sign-Up Link on the WebSphere Portal Login Page

The Login form on the login page comes from a portlet. The sign-up link that appears on the login page comes from this portlet. In many cases, anonymous access to the portal is not given or the sign-up capability is not desired. Here’s how to remove the sign-up link from the portlet (it is a configurable parameter):

  • In Portal Admin, navigate to Portlets (under Portlet Management).
    Find the “Login” portlet and click on the wrench icon (Configure portlet).
  • One of the parameters on the portlet is “ShowSignupLink”, which can be given the value “yes” or “no”.
  • Simply change the value as appropriate and commit the changes by pressing what ever logical “OK” or “Apply” buttons that follow.