We are on EP 7.0 SP 18.
In order to customize the portal login screen as per client requirement, instead of uploading the server on the server (which in our case is in a different continent) can I not do the following
1. Make the modifications to the jsp files
2. create the par file using winzip utility
3. go to system admin -- > support --> portal runtime --> admin console
4. Deploy the par using the archive uploader
Is a portal restart required for the changes to take effect and is the above mention steps good enough ?
Also is there a way to preview the changes made to the login screen before uploading it to the portal or everytime a small change is made the whole process of uploading the par to the portal is required ?