The content below is for Apache Syncope <= 1.2 - for later versions the Reference Guide is available.


You can create new (and modify existing) template messages to customize the body of notification messages. This can be achieved by creating and / or modifying the notification e-mail template files.

Template files

Templates are defined by their name.

Each template is made up of a couple of files:

For example, the default optin template is defined by:

Template location

Assuming you have generated and built your own project, existing templates (including the default optin template) are located under


You need to create your own template files (or copy existing to modify) under


Template format

Template files are interpreted using the Velocity engine; check the language reference.

Besides standard expressions, you can use the following Syncope-specific variables:

Apache Syncope >= 1.1.5

New Syncope-specific variable were added:

Notifications can be related to RESTful method invocation that actually changed an entity (user, role, resource, ...). In this case, additional variables are available:

Sample expressions

#foreach($membership in $user.getMemberships())