Profile fields reference table

The following table outlines the default profile fields available in a digital workplace.

If you want to modify your available profile fields, you should contact your Customer Success Manager or email the Customer Success Team to explore Premium Profiles.

Sections in this article:

Considerations and caveats

Bulk upload

When performing a bulk upload, any text that contains commas should be wrapped in quotation marks. This prevents the comma in the text from interfering with the bulk upload file's comma separation between profile fields. 

For example, when entering information into the Associations field:

"APA, CPA, University of Waterloo"

Custom or Premium profile fields

If your workplace has custom or premium profile fields, the names of your profile fields may differ from the default field names in the table below. To find the names of custom or premium profile fields that are available in your digital workplace, navigate to the Bulk Upload page of your digital workplace.

  1. Select  Control Panel.
  2. Under Membership, select Manage Members.
  3. Select Bulk Member Upload.

The comma-separated list that appears in the CSV Data text box contains all of the profile fields in your digital workplace.

Privacy settings

The default privacy settings of the profile fields outlined below may differ from those in your digital workplace if you use premium profile fields.

In addition to the fields below,  the following profile elements have privacy settings:

  • Picture: Defaults to Everybody
  • Contacts: Defaults to Nobody

Users can change their privacy settings at any time. For instructions, see Changing your privacy settings.

Default profile fields

Field/Column Label Name Description Default Privacy Setting
address Street Address/Work Address

Enter information about a member's work address.

Example:

55 King St. W

Members
address2 Street Address 2/Work Address 2

Enter additional information about a member's work address.

Example:

Suite 201

Members
associations Associations

Enter a comma-separated list of the associations that a member is affiliated with.

Example:

APA, CPA, University of Waterloo

Members
bio About Enter information about a member's background. There is a limit of 2000 characters.

Example:Playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist...
Members
birthdate Birthday/Birthdate

Enter a member's birthday using the format YYYY-MM-DD. By default, most profile pages do not show the year.

Example:

1985-12-25

Members
Birthday n/a This field is deprecated and does not appear on the profile page. Use the field birthdate for information about a member's birthday.

n/a
blog My Blog Enter an absolute URL path for a member's blog.

Example:https://www.igloosoftware.com/press/
Members
busphone Work Phone

Enter the member's work phone number. No specific format is required.

Example:

555-555-5555

Members
buswebsite Employer Website Enter an absolute URL path for a member's organization. Entering a URL in this field causes the name in the company field to act as a link to the organization's web site. If the company field does not have a value, this field does nothing.

Example:https://www.igloosoftware.com/
Members
cellphone Mobile

Enter a member's work cell phone number. No specific format is required.

Example:

555-555-5555

Members
city City

Enter the city where a member is located.

Example:

Toronto

Members
company Employer

Enter the name of a member's organization. If the buswebsite field has a URL, this name will act as a link to that web site.

Example:

Igloo Software

Members
country Country

Enter the country where a member is located.

Example:

Canada

Members
customIdentifier n/a Only available if your digital workplace is configured to use SAML SSO. Replaces the password field.

When using SAML, you must include this field as a column in any bulk upload. However, you do not need to populate these cells with values.

n/a
department Department

Enter the department that a member is a part of.

Example:

Accounting

Members
email n/a Enter a member's email. This address is used by Igloo to identify a member within your digital workplace. Users can have either a memberID or an email, not both.

While the bulk upload can set this field when adding new members, it cannot change this value for existing members. Members can change their own email from their profile page, and administrators can change member emails from the Manage Members page.

This field or memberID is mandatory when performing a bulk upload.

Nobody
extension Extension

Enter a member's work phone extension. No specific format is required.

Example:

5555

Members
fax Fax

Enter a member's fax machine number. No specific format is required.

Example:

555-555-5555

Members
firstname First Name

Enter the first name of a member. All digital workplace members must have a first name.

This field is mandatory when performing a bulk upload.

Example:

"John"

n/a
gender n/a This field is deprecated and does not appear on the profile page.

n/a
hobbies Hobbies

Enter a comma-separated list of a member's hobbies.

Example:

miniature painting, taxidermy, numismatics

Members
i_report_to Reports to

Enter the name of a member's manager. If the i_report_to_email contains an email, this name will act as a link to the manager's profile page.

Example:

Seth Burton

n/a
i_report_to_email Report to Email

Enter the email associated with a manager's account within your digital workplace. Entering an email in this field causes the name in the i_report_to field to act as a link to the manager's profile page.

Example:

Seth.Burton@solutionsinconline.com

n/a
im_aol n/a This field is deprecated and does not appear on the profile page.

n/a
im_googletalk Hangouts

Enter the email of a member's Google account.

Example:

example@gmail.com

Members
im_msn MSN This field is deprecated and does not appear on the profile page.

n/a
im_msteams Teams

Enter the email of a member's 0365 account.

Example:

example@example.com

Members
im_skype Skype

Enter the email of a member's Skype account.

Example:

example@example.com

Members
im_skypeforbusiness Skype for Business

Enter the email of a member's Skype for Business account.

Example:

example@example.com

Members
interests Interests

Enter a comma-separated list of a member's interests.

Example:

bears, beets, battlestar galactica

Members
isSAML n/a Do not enter any values into this field.

n/a
lastname Last Name

Enter the last name of a member. All digital workplace members must have a last name.

This field is mandatory when performing a bulk upload.

Example:

Doe

n/a
managedByLdap n/a Do not enter any values into this field.

n/a
memberID n/a

Enter a memberID. This value is used by Igloo to identify an extended access user within your digital workplace. Users can have either a memberID or an email, not both.

While the bulk upload can set this field when adding new members, it cannot change this value for existing members.

Administrators and members cannot change this value.

This field or email is mandatory when performing a bulk upload.

It can be a maximum of 63 characters.

For more information, see Extended access.

n/a
occupation Occupation

Enter a member's occupation.

Example:

Blacksmith

Members
password n/a Enter a member's Igloo Authentication password. Replaced by customIdentifier if your digital workplace uses SAML SSO.

If your workplace only uses Igloo Authentication, you must include this field as a column in any bulk upload. In a bulk upload, new members must have a value in this cell while existing members can have this cell left empty. The bulk upload cannot change existing passwords. To reset a member's password see:
n/a
s_facebook Facebook

Enter the URL of a member's Facebook page.

Example:

https://www.facebook.com/Igloo-Software-73048127223/

Members
s_google Google+ Enter the URL of a member's Google+ page.

Member
s_linkedin Linkedin

Enter the URL of a member's Linkedin page.

Example:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/igloo-software/

Members
s_twitter Twitter

Enter the URL of a member's Twitter page.

Example:

https://twitter.com/IglooSoftware

Members
sector Sector

Enter an index number corresponding to a descriptive sector name. See Sector profile field reference table for which integer values correspond to which sectors.

Members
skills Expertise

Enter a comma-separated list of a member's interests.

Example:

problem-solving, communication, multilingual

Members
state Province/State/Region

Enter the region a member resides in.

Example:

Ontario

Members
status n/a This field is deprecated and does not appear on the profile page.

n/a
website My Website

Enter an absolute URL path for a member's website.

Example:

https://www.igloosoftware.com/

Members
work_start_date n/a

Enter the date a member joined your organization (YYYY-MM-DD). This profile field is not visible on the profile page and can be populated using the ILST (Igloo LDAP Sync Tool) or Bulk Upload.

Example:

2018-06-01

n/a
zipcode Postal/Zip Code

Enter a member's Postal/Zip Code. No specific format is required.

Example:

N2G 4W1

Members
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