Lock Android v2 Custom Theming


The Lock.Android UI is very customizable. Various items such as the header logo and title, some colors, buttons, and other items can be altered.

Supported attributes list

Name Type Description
Auth0.HeaderLogo drawable - reference Logo drawable to display inside the header.
Auth0.HeaderTitle string - reference Text to display as Title inside the header.
Auth0.HeaderTitleColor color - reference Color for the Title text.
Auth0.HeaderBackground color - reference Used as background color in the header.
Auth0.PrimaryColor color - reference Used as normal state in widgets like the Submit button. Also used as accent color.
Auth0.DarkPrimaryColor color - reference Used as pressed state in widgets like the Submit button.

Create a New Resource File

First you need to create a new Theme that extends from Lock.Theme, and override the attributes you want to customize.


  <style name="MyTheme" parent="Lock.Theme">
    <item name="Auth0.HeaderLogo">@drawable/com_auth0_lock_header_logo</item>
    <item name="Auth0.HeaderTitle">@string/com_auth0_lock_header_title</item>
    <item name="Auth0.HeaderTitleColor">@color/com_auth0_lock_text</item>
    <item name="Auth0.HeaderBackground">@color/com_auth0_lock_header_background</item>
    <item name="Auth0.PrimaryColor">@color/com_auth0_lock_submit_normal</item>
    <item name="Auth0.DarkPrimaryColor">@color/com_auth0_lock_submit_pressed</item>

Those attributes not overridden by the user will default to the ones defined in Lock.Theme.

Then, you need to tell the Manifest that you want to use the new MyTheme in the Activity. This is very important!!

<manifest xmlns:android=""

Pay Attention to the Manifest

Please note that if you define your own Theme in a style resource file and forget to specify that the Theme's parent is Lock.Theme, or you forget to tell the Manifest which will be the Theme for the Activity, you will end up with a really bad looking UI. This may also happen if the values you specify in your custom Theme are invalid.

Custom OAuth Connection Buttons

In order to customize OAuth connection styles, first you must create a new connection by using the Custom Social Connections extension, filling in every required field before saving the changes.

To customize OAuth connection styles in Lock you can call the builder passing both the connectionName and the style to use.

First create a custom style extending Lock.Theme.AuthStyle and define the logo, background color and name of the connection.

<style name="Style.Facebook" parent="Lock.Theme.AuthStyle">
    <item name="Auth0.BackgroundColor">@color/facebook_color</item>
    <item name="Auth0.Name">@string/facebook_name</item>
    <item name="Auth0.Logo">@drawable/facebook_logo</item>

Now in the builder's setup add the AuthStyle for the connection name that you want to override.


When Lock needs to display that connection in a SocialButton, it will first search for user-overridden styles, and if none are found, it will default to the Lock social defaults. This means that for facebook in particular it would use Facebook background color, Facebook logo and FACEBOOK as name.

As the builder method receives the connectionName you can then customize oauth2 strategy type connections. The default values for this strategy (if none are provided) are the Auth0 logo, Auth0 background color, and OAUTH2 as the name.