User account

When logged into their GitLab account, users can customize their experience according to the best approach to their cases.


Your username is a unique namespace related to your user ID.

You can change your username from your profile settings. To avoid breaking paths when you change your username, we suggest you follow this procedure from the GitLab Team Handbook.

User profile

Your profile is available from the up-right corner menu bar (user's avatar) > Profile, or from

On your profile page, you will see the following information:

  • Personal information
  • Activity stream: see your activity streamline and the history of your contributions
  • Groups: groups you're a member of
  • Contributed projects: projects you contributed to
  • Personal projects: your personal projects (respecting the project's visibility level)
  • Snippets: your personal code snippets

Profile settings

You can edit your account settings by navigating from the up-right corner menu bar (user's avatar) > Settings, or visiting

From there, you can: