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How do I find my account ID

Whenever I try to find it via url, I just see /users/viewmyprofile.action instead of the ID. 

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Dave Liao Community Leader May 25, 2021

@Jonathan Wright - hi Jonathan! Click your Profile menu in the upper-right, then select "Profile". In the URL after /people/ is your account ID.

Dave Liao Community Leader May 25, 2021

p.s. of course this is a manual way to check user IDs.

Yea, it doesn't come up in the URL (see description of question)

Dave Liao Community Leader May 25, 2021

Ah, for some reason I thought you were on Jira Cloud!

On on-prem, do what I wrote, but then on that page, click the "Pencil" icon to edit your preferences. In the URL you should see something like:

https://jira.yourcompany.com/secure/UpdateUserPreferences!default.jspa?username=youruserid

pencil.PNG

When I click the pencil, I get 

https://mycompany/users/profile/editmyprofilepicture.action

Dave Liao Community Leader May 25, 2021

The pencil icon is parallel to "Preferences" on the Profile screen. See it?

Hover above it, and you'll see your user ID in its URL

Another way to find your ID?

Hover above your name in Jira - if you've left a comment in an issue, for example, and you'll see a URL with your user ID. Example:

https://jira.yourcompany.com/secure/ViewProfile.jspa?name=youruserid

is it different if you're not the page admin? Because all that I see is : 

 

no pencil.PNG

 

I also don't see the url change when I hover over comments....

Dave Liao Community Leader May 25, 2021

@Jonathan Wright - that Profile page in your screenshot is in Confluence, not Jira...

If you have a personal space, its ID is typically your user ID. Of course, this is assuming your Jira and Confluence directories are in-sync.

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