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3 User settings


Depending on user role permissions, the User settings section may contain the following pages:

  • Profile or User profile - for customizing certain Zabbix frontend features.
  • API tokens - for managing API tokens assigned to the current user.

The list of available pages appears upon pressing on the user icon near the bottom of the Zabbix menu (not available for a guest user). It is also possible to switch between pages by using a title dropdown in the top left corner.

Third-level menu. Title dropdown.

User profile

The User profile section provides options to set custom interface language, color theme, number of rows displayed in the lists, etc. The changes made here will be applied to the current user only.

The User tab allows you to set various user preferences.


Parameter Description
Password Click on the Change password button to open three fields: Old password, New password, New password (once again).
On a successful password change, the user will be logged out of all active sessions.
Note that the password can only be changed for users using Zabbix internal authentication.
Language Select the interface language of your choice or select System default to use default system settings.
For more information, see Installation of additional frontend languages.
Time zone Select the time zone to override global time zone on user level or select System default to use global time zone settings.
Theme Select a color theme specifically for your profile:
System default - use default system settings
Blue - standard blue theme
Dark - alternative dark theme
High-contrast light - light theme with high contrast
High-contrast dark - dark theme with high contrast
Auto-login Mark this checkbox to make Zabbix remember you and log you in automatically for 30 days. Browser cookies are used for this.
Auto-logout With this checkbox marked you will be logged out automatically, after the set amount of seconds (minimum 90 seconds, maximum 1 day).
Time suffixes are supported, for example: 90s, 5m, 2h, 1d.
Note that this option will not work:
* When Monitoring menu pages perform background information refreshes. In case pages refreshing data in a specific time interval (dashboards, graphs, latest data, etc.) are left open session lifetime is extended, respectively disabling auto-logout feature.
* If logging in with the Remember me for 30 days option checked.
Auto-logout can also accept "0", meaning that auto-logout feature becomes disabled after profile settings update.
Refresh Set how often the information on the Monitoring menu pages will be refreshed (minimum 0 seconds, maximum 1 hour).
Time suffixes are supported, for example: 30s, 90s, 1m, 1h.
Rows per page You can set how many rows will be displayed per page in the lists. Fewer rows (and fewer records to display) mean faster loading times.
URL (after login) You can set a specific URL to be displayed after the login. Instead of the default Dashboards it can be, for example, the URL of MonitoringTriggers.

The Media tab allows you to specify the media details for the user, such as media types and addresses to use and when to use them to deliver notifications.


If the media type has been disabled:

  • A yellow info icon is displayed after the name.
  • Disabled is displayed in the Status column.

Only admin level users (Admin and Super admin) can change their own media details.

The Messaging tab allows you to set global notifications.

API tokens

API tokens section allows to view tokens assigned to the user, edit token details and create new tokens. This section is only available to a user if Manage API tokens action is allowed in the user role settings.

You may filter API tokens by name, expiry date, or status (Enabled/Disabled). Click on the token status in the list to quickly enable/disable a token. You may also mass enable/disable tokens by selecting them in the list and then clicking on the Enable/Disable buttons below the list.

Users cannot view Auth token value of the tokens assigned to them in Zabbix. Auth token value is displayed only once - immediately after creating a token. If it has been lost, the token has to be regenerated.