To make any changes to content on MDN (either by editing a page or contributing a demo), you'll need an MDN profile. Don't worry, you don't need a profile if all you intend to do is read and search MDN! This simple guide will help you set up your MDN profile.
Your email address is used for account recovery, and if needed by MDN administrators to contact you about your account or your activity on the site.
In addition, you can optionally sign up for notifications (such as when specific pages are changed) and messages (for example, if you opt to join our beta testing team, you might receive email about new features that need testing).
Once you've decided you want to contribute to MDN, here's all you have to do to set up your profile:
- At the top of every page on MDN you'll find a button labeled "Sign in with". Point your mouse at this (or tap on it, if you're on a mobile device) to display a list of the authentication services we support for signing into MDN.
- Select a service to sign in with. Any service you choose here other than Persona will be listed on your public profile.
- Follow that service's prompts to connect your account to MDN.
- Once the authentication service returns you to MDN, you'll be prompted by MDN to enter a username and email address. Your username will be displayed publicly to credit you for the work you've done. Do not use your email address as your username.
- Click the "Create my MDN profile" button.
- If the email address you specified in step 4 isn't the same one you use with the authentication service, you'll need to check your email and click the link in the confirmation email we'll send you.
- That's it! You've got an MDN account, and you can immediately edit or tag pages, or submit demos!
You can click on your name at the top of any MDN page to see your public profile. From there, you can click the "Edit" button to make changes or additions to your profile so you can share more about your interests, add links to your Twitter account or blog, and so forth.
Note: New usernames can't contain spaces or the "@" character. Keep in mind that your username will be displayed publicly to identify the work you've done!