Customizing Self Service Account Management

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Available since 1.26.0

Customizing Self Service Account Management

FusionAuth ships with a default template for each Account Management page. However, you are not limited to the default form fields or to the default theme for that matter. You might want to customize the form fields managed by the end user to allow them to be able to update their favorite color or other attributes on the profile screen. You may want to customize the look and feel of the account management screen so it looks like the rest of your application.

Below we will walk you through updating account management forms and theme templates.

Add a Form Field (Admin Facing)

Forms allow you to collect any data you want. More information can be found in our Advanced Registration Forms page.

Below we are going to extend the usefulness of our account management page by adding a birthday field to the User Self Service Form.

To change a form:

  1. Navigate to Forms
  2. Click the button on Default User Self Service provided by FusionAuth.
Form Home

Edit Form (Admin Facing)

In this example, we are going to add a birthDate field on our account management self service form.

Even though we are adding birthDate below, FusionAuth forms allow custom form fields as needed. You could for instance, do a if needed.

Form Home

Remember, you can move each field around with up and down arrows

Adding a birthDate (Admin Facing)

To add a birthDate, click Add field

Form Home

Select Birthdate and click submit. Now we have a custom form available on our self-service account management page. Please note we are using a built-in field, but FusionAuth lets you define any number of custom fields. More information can be found in our Advanced Registration Forms page.

See It in Action - Forms (User Facing)

Take the following steps to see the changes:

  • Navigate to your account management page.
  • Login as a user of this application.
  • Click on the edit icon in the top right.
Form Edits with Birthdate

Success! Now we have an editable birthDate field.

This is a simple example, but with FusionAuth forms, you can extend this account management form to meet most business requirements.

With FusionAuth forms you can achieve more complex workflows such as:

  • Creating multi-step registration forms (for instance) by adding sections.
  • Specifying if a field is required or optional.
  • Making certain forms editable by an admin user, but not by a ‘regular’ user.

Below, we will show you how to make this editable birthDate field show up on the account management home screen.

Update Your Theme and Template (Admin Facing)

For more information on themes please reference the documentation found here. + For more information on custom forms please reference documentation found here

What if we want to update the template (and text contained within) of our account page? Adjusting this is simple:

  1. Make a copy of the default theme by navigating to Themes -> Duplicate. You can also start from scratch if you’d like.
  2. Click on the button of the new theme.

With self service account management, there are several templates that are used:

  • Account edit
  • Account index
  • Account two-factor disable
  • Account two-factor enable
  • Account two-factor index
  • Account add WebAuthn passkey (available in version 1.41.0 and later)
  • Account delete WebAuthn passkey (available in version 1.41.0 and later)
  • Account WebAuthn index (available in version 1.41.0 and later)
Account Management Themes

Update the Account Two Factor Index Template (Admin Facing)

Let’s update the Account Management index page with a birthDate field.

Click on the Account index FreeMarker template. For this example, I have added simple text to the template. Obviously in a real-world scenario your changes may be more complex.

Changes include

<p>This is now modified with a birthdate field</p>
<dl class="horizontal">
<dd>${helpers.display(user, "birthDate")}</dd>

See It in Action - Account Home (User Facing)

Account Management Edit Screen

Success! We now have an updated self service account management index page.