Homepage administration A homepage is a dashboard that consists of navigational elements, functional controls, and system information. When a user logs in to an instance, the default homepage defined for their role appears unless the user switched to another homepage. Administrators can customize several settings for homepages, including settings that control read or write access for any homepage and how homepages render. Administrators can also perform the following actions for homepages. Create new global homepages for all users or specific homepages for users with a specified role. Specify an alternate login landing page that appears instead of a homepage. Configure the homepage splash page, which is a lightweight page that loads before a homepage loads. Restrict content additions to a homepageBy default, anyone with a role can add content to a homepage.Secure a homepageHomepages have two types of roles: read and write. Read roles limit who can view the page, and write roles limit who can make edits to the page, such as moving around gauges or deleting the homepage.Homepage user preferencesYou can set your homepage user preferences.Add a homepage to an update set and applicationYou must manually add homepages and content pages to update sets prior to distribution.Add existing gauges to a homepageA gauge is visible on a homepage and can contain up-to-the-minute information about current status of records that exist on tracked tables.Top Searches homepageThe Top Searches homepage displays the most popular searches over the past hour, day, week, or month. The homepage includes widgets for specific tables and across the entire instance.Custom homepage widgetsThere are a number of widgets provided out-of-box to be added to a homepage, but administrators can also create their own widgets. Create a new personal homepageUsers with at least one role can create new personal homepages that are visible to themselves.Create a personal homepage based on an existing homepageUsers with at least one role can create personal homepages based on existing homepages that are visible to themselves.Create a global homepage or a homepage for specific usersYou can create and edit a global homepage that is accessible to all users, or homepages that are accessible to users with specific roles.Homepage customizationUsers with at least one role can see a customized homepage when logging in.Homepage and content page layoutsLayouts are UI elements that define how blocks of content can be added to a page.Homepage cachingComplex, frequently visited homepages can slow down instance performance by consuming system resources. Homepage caching can improve performance by using less resources to load homepages.Homepage splash pageWhen the homepage splash page is configured, a lightweight splash page loads before a homepage loads. The result is a more responsive experience for users.Manage a service catalog homepageThe homepage for a service catalog provides the primary front end for ordering items within that catalog.Change the parameter for parallel homepage renderingThe system uses a parallel rendering algorithm to speed up home page rendering.Turn on homepage render timeTo see render times on homepage widgets, you can turn on homepage debugging.Troubleshoot a report on a homepageYou can troubleshoot reports that may be impacting homepage performance by identifying which reports are on the problem homepage, determining which reports are running slowly, and correcting problems in slow reports.Create a widget that displays a ServiceNow UI pageYou can create a widget that displays a ServiceNow UI page. This widget can be added to homepages and dashboards.