Updating your avatar and profile

Document created by Maria Varmazis Employee on Oct 16, 2015
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When you register for the Rapid7 Community, we purposely don't ask you to fill out much in your profile, as we want to help you get in the Community as quickly as possible.


Once you're up and running though, we strongly encourage you to take a moment to put a little more information in your user profile. This helps other Community members understand your background and areas of expertise — and makes things a lot easier if you're looking to network with other peers in your field.


  • At the very least, update your user icon (or avatar). The default is the orange 7 (from the Rapid7 logo) -- but nobody wants to be a little orange 7 forever. A unique avatar really helps you stand out and makes you instantly identifiable across the site.
  • Help the community get to know you. What's your infosec area of expertise?  Your professional background? What Rapid7 products do you use?
    • If you're a Nexpose user, it's great to let other Community members know that you're a Nexpose veteran and know all the best tips and tricks from hands-on experience.
    • A long-time Metasploit contributor with lots of modules under your belt? Add a link to your Github account so Community users can marvel at your amazing contributions (and ask questions, too).
  • Be sure to include any special skills you have in the expertise field. That gives people another way to find and connect with you.


Note: You can make all the fields in your profile as public or private as you like — read more: Modifying the privacy of your profile information (email address, full name, etc)