Working with My Preferences Personalization Categories

Categories are the way that you group and present personalization options to your end users.

Access the Category page (PeopleTools > Personalization > Categories).

Image: Category page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Category page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Category page

Field or Control


Option Category

Shows the name of the category in which options are displayed on the My Personalizations page.

Object owner identifier

Displays the name of the group responsible for the maintenance of the category group.


Provides a description of the category for identification purposes. This field has a 30-character limit.

Important! This is the text that appears on the My Personalization page. If you add custom categories make sure the text is meaningful for end users.