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Changing CTF Themes - Admin

CloudCTF offers a wide range of exciting competition themes to choose from. This knowledge base article will guide you through the process of changing themes for your CloudCTF competition.

How to Change Your CloudCTF Theme

1. Login to the Exercise Area

Login to the Virginia Cyber Range Exercise Area. See How to Login to the Exercise Area for login assistance.

2. Launch Your CloudCTF Environment

Launch your CloudCTF environment. If you do not have a CloudCTF environment, please see Creating a CloudCTF environment to get started.

3. Navigate to the "ADMINS" Panel

Once you have successfully entered your CloudCTF environment, please navigate to the admin's panel by clicking on ADMINS as shown in the image below.

The ADMINS panel icon is shown at the top of the screen, as the rightmost of the four icons.

4. Click on the Settings Tab of The Admins Panel

Next, please click on the Settings tab of the Admins panel as shown in the image below.

The Setting tab is located in the upper left corner of the Admins panel, just under the header "ADMINS".

5. Click on the Theme Dropdown List

Once you have clicked on the Settings tab, click on the Theme dropdown list located near the bottom of the window.

The theme dropdown list can be found at the bottom of the settings page, just above the icon button.

6. Select Your Theme

You can now choose from a variety of themes that suit your taste. In the image below, we will be choosing the theme titled Simple.

The theme dropdown list will show a variety of themes, just under the theme section of the page, to choose from.

7. Click Confirm

Once you have decided on a theme, please click Confirm.

The confirm icon can be located at the bottom of the screen, just below the theme section.

8. Choose When to Load the Theme

Once you have chosen your desired theme and clicked the confirm button, you will be presented with a pop-up window asking you to choose when you would like the theme to be loaded. The two available options are:

  • Later: Choosing this option will load the theme the next time you login to the environment.
  • Reload: Choosing this option will immediately load the theme into your environment.

A pop-up window will be presented in the middle of the screen, with the first option being to reload the enviroment at a later date, and the second option being to reload immediately.

Depending on the option you choose, your theme will reload immediately or upon your next successful login.

The background and color scheme will be updated to match the new theme.


More themes will be added to CloudCTF over time. If you have ideas for a theme, please let us know at

More About CloudCTF.

For more information about the features CloudCTF has to offer, please read over our CloudCTF Overview article.

Have a Question? Contact Support

We're here to help you. If you experience any issues following the steps above, please feel free to submit a ticket with our support team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.