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Configure groups

Default administrators and those with the correct privileges can choose which groups to feature on the Groups and Organization pages and choose which configurable apps to use to create group-based apps.

  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 Groups on the left side of the page.
  4. Configure any of the following group settings:

Featured groups

Select the groups that will be displayed on the Featured Groups tab on the Groups page. Click Manage and select one or more groups from the list of all the groups owned by members of your organization.

Configurable apps

Choose the group that contains the app templates you want to use in the group configurable apps gallery.

Click the Share the Esri default configurable apps to group button to add the current Esri default configurable apps for your language to your group. To add more Esri default configurable apps (for example, after a site upgrade), click the button again and the additional apps are shared with the group. You can also add other Esri public configurable apps not included in the default set (for example, retired apps) by sharing items with your group. To remove configurable apps you added to your group, open the group and remove the items you no longer want.

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


You can choose a group to use in the configurable apps gallery so that you can add customized configurable app templates to your portal. Each app template includes a downloadable .zip file containing its source code and a preview version that can be displayed in a web browser. You can download the .zip file and customize the template to deploy it on your own web server. You can also add a customized template back into the portal as a configurable Web Mapping Application item, attaching your source code to the item, so that others can discover and use the template. If you then share the customized template with a group that you specify as the Configurable Apps group, other portal members will see your custom template as an option in the configurable apps gallery.