Profile configuration

The user profile presents the information of a user and is enabled by default for all users. Users may individually enable or disable their profile in their Personal info settings under the Personal settings section.

As an administrator you may change the default for new users and may also disable profile globally to remove all profile functionality.

To enable or disable profile by default for new users switch the toggle in Basic settings under the Administration settings section.

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Note

If you are upgrading from Nextcloud 22 to 23 and want profile to be disabled by default for all users, you may run the occ command below before upgrading or upgrade first then switch the toggle in Basic settings before letting any users log in.

occ config:app:set settings profile_enabled_by_default --value="0"

Please refer to Using the occ command for all available occ commands.

To disable profile globally add the following line to your config.php

'profile.enabled' => false,

Please refer to Configuration Parameters for all available config.php options.

Property scopes

User properties (Full name, Address, Website, Role, …) have specific visibility scopes (Private, Local, Federated, Published).

The visibility scopes are explained below:

Private:

Contact details visible locally only

Local:

Contact details visible locally and through public link access on local instance

Federated:

Contact details visible locally, through public link access and on trusted federated servers.

Published:

Contact details visible locally, through public link access, on trusted federated servers and published to the public lookup server.

The default values for each property for each new user is listed below, but you should consult the declaration of the DEFAULT_SCOPES constant in the OC\Accounts\AccountManager class (see the code) to make sure these are up-to-date.

Property

Default visibility scope

Full name

Federated

Address

Local

Website

Local

Email

Federated

Avatar

Federated

Phone

Local

Twitter

Local

Organisation

Local

Role

Local

Headline

Local

Biography

Local

If you’d like to override the value for one or several default visibility scopes, use the account_manager.default_property_scope config.php configuration key, which defaults to an empty array:

'account_manager.default_property_scope' => [
  \OCP\Accounts\IAccountManager::PROPERTY_PHONE => \OCP\Accounts\IAccountManager::SCOPE_PRIVATE
  \OCP\Accounts\IAccountManager::PROPERTY_ROLE => \OCP\Accounts\IAccountManager::SCOPE_FEDERATED
]

In the above example, the phone and role properties are respectively overwritten to the private and federated scopes. Note that these changes will only apply to new users, not existing ones.