How to create an MDN account

To edit MDN content, you need an MDN profile. You don't need a profile to read or search the MDN docs. This guide will help you create your MDN profile.

Why does MDN need my email address?

Your email address is used for account recovery. MDN administrators may need use your email address to contact you about your account or your activity on the site.

In addition, you can sign up for notifications (such as when specific pages change) and messages. For example, if you join our beta testing team, you might receive email about new features that need testing.

Your email address is never displayed on MDN. It is always used according to MDN's privacy policy.
If you log in to MDN via GitHub, and you use a "noreply" email address on GitHub, you will not receive messages (including notifications when you subscribe to pages) from MDN.
  1. At the top of every page on MDN you'll find a button labeled Sign in. Click or tap the button to display a list of the authentication services for signing in to MDN.Where to find the sign in button
  2. Select a service to sign in with. Currently, GitHub and Google are available. With GitHub, a link to your GitHub profile is included on your public MDN profile page.Screenshot of the sign in options
  3. Follow the prompts to connect your account to MDN. (GitHub example shown below) where users login or create there account
  4. Once the authentication service returns you to MDN, you'll be prompted 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
  5. Click Create my MDN profile.
  6. If the email address you specified in step 4 isn't the same one you use with the authentication service, please check your email and click the link in the confirmation email we send you.

That's all! You have an MDN account. You can immediately edit pages!

You can click on your name at the top of any MDN page to view your public profile. From there, you can click Edit to make changes or additions to your profile.

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.