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How to Create Your Profile

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How to create your Community profile


Step 1: Pick a username that reflects you. When you create your profile, use your name as your ID. This helps you build your personal brand. If your name is already taken, use a variation that correctly identifies you. For example, if cshernaman were already taken, I might choose chrisshernaman or c_shernaman21. Usernames must be at least two characters long. You can use dashes, letters (upper and/or lowercase), numbers, and underscores.


Step 2: Pick an avatar of your choice. An avatar is the image people have in mind when they interact with you in the Community. If you decide to use a headshot, choose a current head-and-shoulders photo and that’s well-lit. 


How to edit your avatar

If you’d rather use the avatar our platform provides, that’s OK too. If you don’t choose one, you’ll receive one by default. You can change it to another from our avatar library or upload your own image. To change your avatar: 

  1. My Settings
  2. Select Avatar
  3. Choose an image provided or upload your own.


Step 3: Write a brief bio that sets you apart. Including keywords that describe your Netskope knowledge. That will also help your peers find you via search. 


A word about privacy

Who can see your bio? By default, all community members can see your bio. To set limits: 

  1. Sign in and visit your profile page (upper-right corner of
  2. Select my settings
  3. Choose Preferences
  4. Under Privacy to select and update your settings
  5. Click Save


 Step 4: Add a signature and your personal social profile. This gives people other ways to connect with you.

  1. My settings
  2. Choose Personal
  3. Then Personal Information - fill in form
  4. Click Save

Step 5: Update often. As your skills, areas of interest and expertise evolve, so should your bio.


If you notice a member with an awesome profile add it to the comments below!


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