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Account Settings


To get to the account settings page, go to the user menu at the top right of the page (signified by your username and Gravatar image). From here, select My Account.

The account settings has several sub-pages, listed in a navigation bar on the left. There are several built-in pages, and more may be added by any extensions that have been installed.


If your Review Board server has review groups, you can choose which groups you’d like to join using the checkboxes in this section. Review requests which are assigned to groups that you are in will then show up on your dashboard.


There are a few settings which allow you to affect how you interact with Review Board:

  • Time zone
    This setting will change which time zone is used to show times and dates. This should be set to the time zone in your current location.
  • Enable syntax highlighting in the diff viewer
    By default, code is shown using syntax highlighting. If you’d like to turn it off, uncheck this item.
  • Always open an issue when comment box opens
    By default, when you create a comment, the Open an issue checkbox will be checked. If you prefer to opt-in to creating issues for each comment, uncheck this item.
  • Get e-mail notification for review requests and reviews
    If e-mail notifications are enabled on the server, unchecking this allows you to forego e-mails which are addressed directly to you. Any e-mails that are sent to mailing lists via configured review groups may still be delivered to you.
  • Get e-mail notifications for my own activity
    Review Board typically sends you an e-mail when you publish review requests or reviews, in order to maintain proper threading in your e-mail client. If you’d like to not receive these, uncheck this box.
  • Always use markdown for text fields
    Review Board encourages the use of Markdown for text fields. When this box is checked, Markdown will be preferred for all text boxes, even if you’ve turned it off when previously editing it.


The Authentication page allows you to change your password. This page may not be available if Review Board is configured to use an external authentication system like LDAP or Active Directory.


The Profile page allows you to change the real name and e-mail address associated with your account. These settings may not be available if Review Board is configured to use an external authentication system like LDAP or Active Directory. There is also a setting to control the privacy of your account:

  • Keep profile information private
    Normally, the user profile page will show your real name, e-mail address, and when you last logged in. If you’d like to hide this information, check this item.

API Tokens

New in version 2.5.

The API Tokens page allows you to create special tokens for use with Review Board’s API. These allow you to embed the tokens in scripts without having to divulge your login credentials.

Each API Token can be given a nickname in order to keep track of what it is used for.

The amount of access can be configured for each token. There are two built-in access levels: Full access and Read-only. You can also customize the access per resource and method. See API Token Policies for details on writing your own policies.

Gravatar Images

Review Board uses the Gravatar system to associate photos or pictures with user accounts. To set your Gravatar, go to http://gravatar.com/ and enter the email address used on your Review Board account.