Your User Profile

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Your user profile contains basic information about you, which other Confluence users can see. It's also displayed to other users when they click your name in the People Directory, if you haven't set up your personal space.

In your own profile, you can access account management features and update information about yourself, like your name, email address, and password. You can also view other users' profiles.

Find your user profile

To find your user profile: 

Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Profile, or choose the  Profile  link in the sidebar of your personal space.

To find someone else's user profile:

Hover your mouse pointer over a user's linked name or profile picture and choose the user's linked name to open their user profile.  Alternatively, you can choose the  Profile  link in the sidebar of their personal space, or go directly to this URL:

Screenshot: User profile screen for the current user


From your user profile, you can access the following:

  • View and edit your personal details, such as your name and email address details and optionally, your photograph and other personal information. Note that as a security precaution, in order to change your email address, you will be required to re-enter your password.
  • Upload a profile picture (optional).
  • Change your password.


  • View the recent activity of users that you are following via the Network view.
  • Follow other users from this view.



  • View a list of the pages and spaces you are currently watching.



Edit your user profile

  1. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Profile
    Or, choose the Profile link in the sidebar of your personal space.
  2. Choose Edit Profile
  3. Enter details about yourself in the form displayed
  4. Choose Save

Fields in your user profile:


Full NameYour name as you'd like it to appear in your profile.
EmailYour email address that will be used to send you mail notifications.
PhoneYour phone number.
IMYour Instant Messenger (IM) details.
(info) To suit a variety of IM applications, this option accepts any string value. For example, you can enter IM details in the form of an email address, or a user ID, like '123456789'.
WebsiteYour website's URL.
About meInformation about yourself that other users can view (such as your professional information, hobbies, and other interests). You can use Confluence wiki markup in this field.
PositionYour title or position within your organisation.
DepartmentThe name of your department or team.
LocationYour location. This can be your town, city, region or country.
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Handy Hint

Confluence administrators can configure Confluence to mask email addresses (e.g. 'example at atlassian dot com'), protecting your email address from search engine spiders and the like.


The 'Administer User' link is visible to Confluence administrators only. The administrator can click this link to go directly to the user management screen in the Administration Console.

Last modified on Dec 2, 2015

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