Article version: Enterprise Server 2.16

Personalizing your profile

You can share information about yourself with other GitHub Enterprise users by setting a profile picture and adding a bio to your profile.

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Changing your profile picture

Your profile picture helps identify you across GitHub Enterprise in pull requests, comments, contributions pages, and graphs.

When you sign up for an account, GitHub Enterprise provides you with a randomly generated "identicon". Your identicon generates from a hash of your user ID, so there's no way to control its color or pattern. You can replace your identicon with an image that represents you.

Tip: Your profile picture should be a PNG, JPG, or GIF file under 1 MB in size. For the best quality rendering, we recommend keeping the image at about 500 by 500 pixels.

Setting a profile picture

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. Under Profile Picture, you can either drag-and-drop your image from a local folder, or click Upload new picture to upload a new photo manually.

    Update profile picture area

  3. Crop your picture. When you're done, click Set new profile picture.

    Crop uploaded photo

Resetting your profile picture to the identicon

  1. Go to your designated identicon at https://github.com/identicons/USERNAME.png.
  2. Download your identicon.
  3. Follow the previous steps to replace the image.

Changing your profile name

You can change the name that is displayed on your profile.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
    Settings icon in the user bar
  2. Under "Name", type the name you want to be displayed on your profile.
    Name field in profile settings

Adding a bio to your profile

Add a bio to your profile to share information about yourself with other GitHub Enterprise users. With the help of @mentions and emoji, you can include information about where you currently or have previously worked, what type of work you do, or even what kind of coffee you drink.

Note: If you have the activity overview section enabled for your profile and you @mention an organization you're a member of in your profile bio, then that organization will be featured first in your activity overview. For more information, see "Showing an overview of your activity on your profile."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. Under Bio, add the content that you want displayed on your profile. The bio field is limited to 160 characters.

    Update bio on profile

    Tip: When you @mention an organization, only those that you're a member of will autocomplete. You can still @mention organizations that you're not a member of, like a previous employer, but the organization name won't autocomplete for you.

  3. Click Update profile.

    Update profile button

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