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Configure home page

Default administrators and those with the correct privileges can set up the look and functionality of your organization's home page.

  1. Verify that you are signed in as a default administrator or custom role with administrative privileges to manage the organization website.
  2. At the top of the site, click Organization and click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Home page on the left side of the page.
  4. Configure any of the following home page settings:

The home page cannot be embedded in other web apps, such as Story Maps. This is because the X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN header is used to prevent a security vulnerability for the portal.


You can customize the appearance of your home page by setting a background image and a banner image.

Under Background image, select the default image, upload your own image, or specify no background image. If you upload your own image, the image is positioned at the top and center of the page. The image repeats horizontally if it is smaller than the browser or device window. For best results, if you want a single, nonrepeating background image, the image should be 1,920 pixels wide (or smaller if your users are on smaller screens). The website does not resize the image. It is not recommended to upload a file greater than 1 MB in size.

Under Banner image, select an image, upload your own image, or choose to create a custom design. For best results, your image should be 960 pixels wide. The portal logo and title will not display on the home page when using a custom image. To create the custom design, you can use the rich text editor or switch to the HTML source code view.

Featured content

Choose a group whose content you want featured on the home page. The default setting is No featured content. You can select the number of items to display on the home pageā€”all or multiples of 4, up to 32.

To change how the items are sorted, select an option in the Sort order drop-down list and to change how the items are ordered, choose either Ascending or Descending. If you change the sort field or order here, the items on the group page, as well as on embedded galleries or gallery apps, are also changed.


In most cases, administrators want to share items that are either publicly accessible or shared with all users of your ArcGIS Enterprise portal. If a user doesn't have access to an item, they cannot view it in the Featured Content section. To share a user's content with the Featured Maps and Apps group, first ensure they are a member of the group; otherwise, their content cannot be shared to the group.

Organization description

Enter a description for your organization. To paste or type your own supported HTML code, switch to the HTML source code view.

If you want the description to appear on the home page, check Show description toward bottom of Home Page. It appears under the banner.