Set Your User Preferences

One of the first steps in getting started with Oracle Developer Cloud Service (DevCS) is to set up or join projects. Before doing so, however, you may want to change your display name, email address, and enable or disable email notifications.

You can set your preferences from the User Preferences page. To get to this page, click the user avatar, and select Preferences.

Update Your Display Name

By default, DevCS displays your Oracle Cloud account name as your display name across all pages. If you want to change it, you can do so from the User Preference page’s Profile tab.

  1. On the User Preferences page, click the Profile tab.
  2. In First Name and Last Name, update your name.
    The name is saved when the focus moves out of the field.
  3. To the left of the User Preferences title, click Close Close to return to the last opened page.

Update Your Email Address

By default, DevCS displays your Oracle Cloud email address across all pages and sends email notifications, such as merge request notifications and issue notifications, to this email address.

If you want DevCS email notifications sent to another email address, you can change it on the User Preference page’s Profile tab. If you’re using an email address as your Oracle Cloud login username, after changing the email address, your original Oracle Cloud email address continues to be your login username.

After you provide another email address, you’ll receive a verification email. If you don’t verify your email address, you won’t receive any email notifications; however, you can continue to use DevCS.

  1. On the User Preferences page, click the Profile tab.
  2. In the Email Address field, enter your new email address.
    The email address is saved when the focus moves out of the field.
  3. Click the Re-send email button.
  4. In the email that you receive, click the confirmation link to confirm the email address.
    After the verification, you’re redirected to the service page.
  5. Open the Profile tab again and verify that the Email Address field displays the Verified label.
  6. To the left of the User Preferences title, click Close Close to return to the last opened page.

Add Your Avatar Picture

DevCS displays your Gravatar picture as the avatar picture. If you don’t have a picture set in Gravatar or don’t have a Gravatar account, DevCS displays your name initials as the avatar picture.

To find out more about Gravatar, see https://gravatar.com/.
  1. Open http://en.gravatar.com/ in your browser.
  2. Click Create Your Own Gravatar.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions, enter the required details, and sign up.
    Create your account with the same email address that you used to subscribe to Oracle Cloud.
  4. After activating your account, sign in to Gravatar.
  5. Upload the avatar picture to your Gravatar account.
The picture uploaded to your Gravatar account is automatically displayed as your avatar picture in DevCS.

Configure Your Global Email Notifications

You can configure your preferences to receive email notifications when a component (such as an issue or a branch of a Git repository) that you’re subscribed to is updated. Your preferences apply to all projects where you are a member.

Note that your email address must be verified to receive email notifications.
  1. On the User Preferences page, click the Notifications tab.
  2. Select or deselect the Notify Me Of check boxes.

    Some check boxes are selected by default. For a selected component, its notifications from all projects of the organization where you’re a member are enabled. You must subscribe or set up a watch on the component to get notifications about its updates.

    Select this check box ... To receive email notifications about:

    Issue updates, attachments and comments

    Issues you’re assigned to, or you’re watching.

    Merge Request updates and comments

    Merge requests where you’re a reviewer, or you’re watching.

    New features, tips, and events

    New features, tips, and events from the DevCS team.

    Service and system maintenance updates

    Service and system maintenance updates from the DevCS team.

    Build activities

    Jobs you’re watching.

    SCM/Push Activities

    Git repository branches you’re watching.

    Wiki page updates and comments

    Wiki pages you’re watching.

    Project Updates

    User updates when you or a user is added to or removed from a project, or the project role is changed.

    Include my Own Updates

    Your own changes.

    If you don’t select the check box, you won’t receive email notifications for issues, merge requests, and Git updates that you initiated or created even though the Issues updates, attachments and comments, the Merge Request updates and comments, or the SCM/Push Activities check boxes are selected.

  3. To the left of the User Preferences title, click Close Close to return to the last opened page.

See the News Banner

A banner displaying the latest news from the DevCS team is displayed in the page header of the Organization and the Project Home page.

To navigate between news pages, click the navigation buttons. Click the See More link to lean more about the open news. To expand or collapse the banner, use the Expand the Down arrow icon or Collapse the Up arrow icon icons. To close the banner, click Close the X icon.
If the banner isn't visible, follow these steps to enable it.
  1. On the User Preferences page, click the General tab.
  2. Select the Show News Banner on Organization and Project Home check box.