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Setting Account Preferences and Credentials


You can review and update your account settings and login credentials at any time in your user Preferences. The Preferences page contains settings that apply to your account only and do not affect other users in your organization.

To access preferences:

  1. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select your username and then Preferences.
  2. Update your preferences as needed.

My Profile

Under My Profile, the following information is displayed:

  • First Name. Your first name as it appears on your account and in the UI.
  • Last Name. You last name as it appears on your account and the UI.
  • Email. The email address associated with your account.
  • Password. The password you entered when activating your account. You can reset your password.
  • Organization ID. Your Sumo Logic org ID.
  • Roles - The Sumo Logic roles assigned to your user account.

Change Email address

As a Sumo Logic user, you can change your own email address as necessary.

  1. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select your username and then Preferences.
  2. Under the My Profile section, click Change Email.
    Change email
  3. In the Change Email Address dialog, enter your new email address, and then follow the verification steps.

Change password

To change your password:

  1. In the main Sumo Logic menu, select your username and then Preferences.
  2. Under My Profile, click Change Password.
  3. Enter your current password, and then enter the new password twice to verify it.
  4. Click OK to finish resetting your password.

Forgot password

Forgot your password? You can reset it from the login screen.

Reset password
For Administrators

Learn more about managing users/roles and more Administrator settings.

My Security Settings

You can enable 2-Step Verification and view backup codes here. This section displays only if an administrator has made 2-Step Verification required for your organization. See 2-Step Verification for Administrators.

To set up 2-Step Verification, you will need to install a Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) application, which will automatically generate an authentication code that changes after a certain period of time.

  1. Download one of the following apps:
  2. Scan the QR code displayed on your screen with your TOTP App.
  3. After the TOTP App is configured, enter two consecutive authentication codes.

My Access Keys

In Sumo Logic, you'll need an access key to register new Collectors and use Sumo Logic APIs. If you have a role that grants the Create Access Keys capability, you can create and manage your own Access Keys. For more information, see Access Keys.

My Preferences

Preference settings are only changed for your personal account; they do not affect any other users in your organization. Any changes you make to your preferences take effect the next time you sign in, not during the current session.

Default Timezone

If you want the Sumo Logic user interface to use your local time zone, or a time zone different from the time zone used in the timestamp of your log messages, change the setting here. This is a personal setting, and does not change the time zone for anyone else in your organization.

This option overrides the timezone set in your web browser, and affects all hours and minutes displayed in the user interface, including time ranges on the Search page, the Time column in the Messages pane, and in Dashboards. It does not affect the configurations of previously created Scheduled Searches or Real Time Alerts. For more information, see Timestamps, Time Zones, Time Ranges, and Date Formats.

Always show the timezone offset in displayed timestamps

This setting is enabled by default. To not show the timezone offset in displayed timestamps, deselect this checkbox.

Date format

Select from the following international date format options:

  • Use the browser's default date format.
  • MM/DD/YYYY (04/22/2015)
  • DD/MM/YYYY (22/04/2015
  • YYYY/MM/DD (2015/04/22)

If you change the date format option, it will affect your saved searches in the Library. Any saved searches that use absolute dates for their time range must be modified to use the new date format. Scheduled searches will continue to run properly. You would need to modify the date format only if you rescheduled the search.

Web session Timeout

Choose an option to set the length of time before your Sumo Logic session times out. Options include 5 minutes to 7 days. For information on web session timeouts and Multi-account Access, see [Multi-account Access].

Receive email notifications whenever content is shared with you

Receive an email when content is shared with you in Sumo Logic, such as log searches, metric searches, dashboards, and folders.

Enable keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are enabled by default. Press ? to see the list of shortcuts. To disable keyboard shortcuts, for example, if they conflict with an international keyboard, deselect the checkbox.


Keyboard shortcuts are disabled when typing in the [search text box].

Automatically run the search after selecting it from a list of saved searches

Keep this option selected if you'd like to run a saved search as soon as you select it. Deselect the option if you'd like to start the search manually.

Show confirmation dialog when closing a search tab

On the Search page, if you want to be prompted with a confirmation dialog before you can close a search tab, select this checkbox.

Enable autocomplete

Use <Esc> or <Alt> <Space> to open it manually) Keep this option selected if you'd like to open the search autocomplete dialog when you are editing a query. Deselect the option to disable the search autocomplete dialog.

Reopen previous tabs upon login

If you want to reopen the tabs from your previous session when you login to a new session, select this checkbox.


Select to show the user interface in a Dark theme or Light theme.

This setting only applies to the user interface in the Automation Service, Cloud SIEM, and Cloud SOAR.


You can also set a dark them or light theme for dashboards. See Dark Theme.

Query Editing

Select one of the following options:

  • <Enter> runs the query, <Alt> <Enter> creates a new line.
  • <Alt> <Enter> runs the query, <Enter> creates a new line.

If you have changed any settings, click Save.

Alert Notifications and Alerts List

See Notification Preferences.

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