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Customizing the home page

As an IBM® Cloud Pak for Data administrator, you can customize the content that users can see on the home page. You can specify which cards are enabled and which links are displayed in the Support section of the home page.

Before you begin

Required permissions
To customize the home page, you must have one of the following permissions:
  • Administer platform
  • Manage configurations

About this task

Cards
Cards give users easy access to recently used items and an overview of important changes and alerts.

The list of available cards is determined by the services that are installed on the platform. You can also add custom cards to the home page with the custom cards API. You can prevent certain cards from being displayed on the home page by disabling them.

Each user might see only a subset of the cards based on their permissions and the services that they have access to, so consider how disabling a card will affect users with different roles.

Support links
Support links give users easy access to content that they can use to learn about the platform or to get help.

The default support links are accessible to all users on the platform. However, you can add custom links that are available to specific users based on their permissions.

When you save a change to the home page configuration, the change is immediately applied to the home page. However, if a user is currently logged in to the web client, the user must refresh the home page to see the changes.

Procedure

  1. Log in to Cloud Pak for Data.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Administration > Customizations.
  3. Click Home page.
  4. To customize the cards that are displayed on the home page:
    1. Open the Cards tab.
    2. Select a card from the list of cards and decide whether you want to display the card on the home page. If you want to suppress the card, toggle the card to Disabled and click Save.
    Restriction: You cannot add custom cards from the web client. You must use the custom cards API.
  5. To customize the list of links that are displayed in the Support section of the home page:
    1. Open the Support tab.
    2. Select a link from the list of links and decide whether you want to display the link on the home page. If you want to suppress the link, toggle the link to Disabled and click Save.
  6. To reorder the list of links that are displayed on in the Support section of the home page:
    1. Click the Reorder icon (Image of the Reorder icon.).
    2. Drag the links to reorder them.
    3. Click Save.
  7. To add a link to the list of links that are displayed on in the Support section of the home page:
    1. Open the Support tab.
    2. Click the Add custom link icon (Image of the Add custom link icon).
    3. Select the icon to display for the link.
    4. Specify the label for the link.
    5. Specify the URL that you want users to access.
    6. Specify who can see this link:
      • If you select All users, all platform users can see the link.
      • If you select Users with any of the selected permissions, only users with one or more of the selected permissions can see the link.
    7. Click Save.