Why assign a widget category?

You can assign one or more categories to a widget when you publish the widget to the catalog. You can also add, remove, or change a widget's categories while working in the catalog. Widget categories allow you to control installation of widgets for users based on category name.

About this task

Use category names to group widgets relative to a user distinction such as a project team or job type.


  1. Locate and open the widget in the catalog.
  2. Click Edit or double-click the document.
  3. Select a category from the list or enter a new category.
  4. Click Save and Close.


When catalog update occurs, the user's local catalog is updated from the server catalog based on the categories specified in their Widgets policy or preferences.