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Creating an account

To create a new Launchpad account, visit the account sign-up page. All you need is an email address that Launchpad can use to contact you.

A few things to note:

Once you've created your account, it's time to tell other Launchpad users a bit about yourself.

Personalising your profile

When you first create your account, your profile looks pretty bare. You can add information about yourself straight away. Once you start to use Launchpad, your profile will also automatically tell people about the sort of work you do in Launchpad.


Matthew Revell's profile page

You can personalise your profile in a few different ways:

One of the easiest ways to stamp your mark on Launchpad is to upload a profile picture. It should be 192x192 and no more than 100 KB.

Your Launchpad name

You've already chosen your display name - i.e. the name other people will see next to work you do - but Launchpad has also automatically generated a system username for you.

Launchpad refers to this as your name and it's mostly used in URLs. If you're an Ubuntu member, it also forms part of your email address in the format

For example: If your Launchpad name were matthew.revell, your Launchpad home page would be and your Ubuntu email address

If you're unhappy with your automatically generated Launchpad name, now's a good time to change it. Changing it once you've started using Launchpad in full may be awkward as it will also change the URLs of some of your work.

Next step

Launchpad trusts that you are who you claim to be. Later, such as when you're using the bug tracker's email interface, you'll need to use an electronic signature to prove your identity.

Setting up such a signature is easy and that's what we're doing next: uploading an OpenPGP key.

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YourAccount/NewAccount (last edited 2017-05-11 17:45:01 by cjwatson)