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Updating Your Profile

Your profile contains details such as your name, your Twitter handle, your website, and your certifications. You can share your information as required. You must provide a username, which is an alias for your identity.

You can do the following:

Setting Your Profile’s Visibility

When you create a Bugcrowd account, you can set the profile visibility to any of the following:

  • Public: Indicates that your username and all the details provided in your profile page is available publicly at<your username>, program hall of fames, and leaderboards. By default, the profile visibility is set as Public.
  • Private: Indicates that your profile is available to only Bugcrowd and Customers that you submitted to but not publicly.

To set your profile's visibility, go to your Dashboard and do any of the following:

  • Turn off the Allow others to view your profile option to set your profile as Private*.
  • Turn on the Allow others to view your profile option to set your profile as Public.
    Based on the settings, your profile is displayed. To view your profile, use the<your username> link.

Updating Your Personal Details

Personal details such as your Username, First name, Last name, and Country are displayed. You can add biography that includes your education, professional experience, and any details relevant to your role as a security researcher.
To add biography:

  1. Go to Account settings.
  2. In Personal details, specify your Username, First name, Last name, Biography, and Country.


For Biography, do not exceed 3500 characters.

  1. Click Update Profile to save your changes.

Changing Your Profile Photo

You can add any photo that represents and personalizes your account. However, if you choose not to add a profile photo, then a unique avatar is generated and assigned to your account.

To change your profile photo:

  1. Go to Account settings.
  2. In Profile avatar, click Upload image.
  1. Browse to the folder, select the required photo, and click Open.
    The Upload avatar image window displays the selected photo.
  2. Review the image and click Upload to upload the image.

The Profile avatar section will display the newly uploaded photo.


Your profile picture is visible to the customer even if the profile is set as private. This occurs only for tracker interactions on your submissions. However all researcher accessible and publicly available pages such as the Leaderboards, Hall of Fame, and other tabs will continue to display the a default icon that hides your account from others.

Editing Your Time Zone

You can adjust the time zone to make sure the time stamps reflect your current time zone throughout Crowdcontrol.

To edit your time zone:

  1. Go to your Account settings.
  2. In Preferred timezone, select your timezone.
  1. Click Update Profile to save the changes.

Adding Your External Profiles

You can add your Twitter, LinkedIn, and Website to your profile, which will allow others to contact you easily. These links are displayed when your profile is set to public.

To add your details for all your various social media accounts:

  1. Go to your Account settings.
  2. In Contact details, specify the information for each external account that you want to add.
  1. Click Update Profile to save your changes.

Adding Your (ISC)² Certifications

If you are an (ISC)² member, you can participate in Bugcrowd’s bug bounty programs in exchange for CPE credits.

To add certification from (ISC)² to your profile:

  1. Go to your Account settings.
  2. In Credentials, specify the (ISC)² ID Number if you have a certification from International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)².

Once your (ISC)² number is added, when you find a bug, you earn up to five CPE credits for each valid bug you have found, depending on the severity of the vulnerability.

  1. Click Update Profile to save the changes.

Adding Your Certifications

When you have any certifications or special qualifications, you can add them to your profile. These certifications are displayed in your public profile. It provides information to Bugcrowd for considering your participation in a private program. Based on these certifications or qualifications, Bugcrowd will quickly identify, match, and verify the best researcher from the Crowd for new opportunities. Currently, certifications are supported for Microsoft MCP and Amazon AWS only.

Additional Certifications

Bugcrowd wants to increase the supported certifications. Click here to let us know the other certifications you hold.

To add certifications to your profile:

  1. Go to your Account settings.
  2. In Certifications, from Certification organization, select the organization from where you have received certification. The available options are:
    • AWS Certification: If you select this option, then specify the Validation number (available in the AWS certificate).
    • Microsoft Certified Professional: If you select this option, then specify the Transcript ID and Access code.
  3. Click Add certification.
  1. Click Update profile to save your changes.
    Bugcrowd verifies the certifications, which are displayed in Pending verification.

After the certifications are verified, they are displayed in Verified certifications. You can click Show to show or click Hide to hide the certifications on your public profile.


If the verification failed, then the Verification error is displayed in Pending verification.

Updated 8 months ago

Updating Your Profile

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