Once you register for Hack The Box, you will need to review some information on your account. The Dashboard contains a few useful tabs that will allow you to navigate through your account settings. These will include general information settings, 2-factor Authentication setup, Subscription management, Badge progression, and more.
Profile Settings, Details & Security
To start, you can visit the Dashboard and click on the tab marked Profile Settings.
From here, you can take charge of any information related to your account.
The first thing you should do is enable the 2-Factor-Authentication mechanism. This can be done from the menu below.
Follow the on-screen instructions, and you should be good to go.
After you've enabled it, make sure to view and save your backup codes somewhere safe, like a physical piece of paper, which you should put in a safe and bury the safe under the sea with a couple of sharks trained to circle it or just a password manager.
You can upload a Profile Avatar of your choice from Profile Settings, then choose Public Information, and click on Upload Avatar. The size must be in the range of 300x300 and 1000x1000.
Profile Settings, Notifications & Sharing
Above the profile picture selection menu, you can swap between the current Details & Security settings page and your Notification Settings page.
You can disable or enable E-mail Notifications about the platform activity and make your profile Public to outside, unauthenticated users. By clicking on the profile link, a pop-up page will appear with this format.
Back to the Details & Security page, you can also link your social media accounts for others to swoon over you and your projects!
If you'd like to Delete your Hack The Box account, there is a button for that as well!
Upon deletion, all your data associated with Hack The Box will be eradicated. This action is permanent, and no data is recoverable.
After any new changes you've made to your account settings, remember to Save them so that they take effect!
If you'd like to manage your Subscriptions, become a VIP member, acquire a Pro Lab pass, or check anything related to your account and payments, you can select the Subscriptions tab.
From the VIP subscription menu specifically, you can view more details on what it can offer to new users. We strongly recommend switching to VIP after some time getting acquainted with the inner workings of the platform. It can accelerate your learning process by a large factor.
Your Personal Vault is our way of ensuring that your private data stays safe. You need to set it up and secure it with a passphrase, which you will need to save somewhere extra safe.
The Vault is used to safely keep (ISC)² account details, your real name for CPE points attribution, and more.
To set up your Vault for the first time, navigate to your Account Settings, then Profile Settings, and click on the Private Information tab :
Here, you need to create your secret and save it somewhere safe. We will not be able to recover it for you. Resetting requires contacting support.
After setting it up, you can access the Personal Information tab, fill in your personal information, and click Save.