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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 avatar image), then 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.


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.


New in version 3.0.

You can also set your avatar image on this page. By default, Review Board uses the Gravatar system for user avatars, which allows you to associate an avatar image with your e-mail address and have it appear on any supporting application. You can change this to upload an image file for use as your avatar.

Extensions may provide additional avatar mechanisms. See AvatarServiceHook for more information on writing avatar service backends.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Show desktop notifications

    Review Board can use your browser’s notifications system to pop up system notifications when there’s new activity on an open review request. If you’d like to not see these, uncheck this box.


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

For any groups that are not set up with a specific e-mail list, you will also receive e-mail notifications for anything which is assigned to those groups. For groups that do have mailing lists configured, Review Board will not send e-mail to individual group members, and you’ll need to join those lists.


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.

API Tokens

New in version 2.5.

This section 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.

See Token-based Authentication for details on creating, customizing, and using API tokens.

OAuth Tokens

New in version 3.0.

If you have any applications which have authenticated using OAuth2, those tokens will be listed in this section and can be revoked.

OAuth2 Applications

The OAuth2 Applications page allows you to create registrations for your own applications that want to integrate with Review Board. By using OAuth2, you can allow users of your application to connect it securely to Review Board without supplying any authentication credentials.

See OAuth2 Authentication for more information about creating applications that use OAuth2.

I Done This

New in version 3.0.4.

If the I Done This integration is enabled, the I Done This section will be available, allowing you to configure your API Token for automatically posting status updates to I Done This.

If you don’t see this section, but are using I Done This, ask your administrator to enable I Done This support.