Setting Up Your Account

Learn how to setup your account on HTB Labs.

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Written by Ryan Gordon
Updated over a week ago

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.

To edit your personal information, email, country, avatar, and ISC2 ID you need to click on Manage HTB Account, this will redirect you to the HTB Account page where you can find the User Settings tab, all the changes here will reflect in the HTB Labs account settings.

You can upload a Profile Avatar of your choice from User Settings under your HTB Account page, and click on Upload. The size must be in the range of 300x300 and 1000x1000.

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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 the 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.

Personal Vault

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 keep your real name and more safely.

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.

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