GitKraken uses profiles to store your app preferences, current Tabs, and Git config information.
Create and quickly switch between additional profiles for your different projects and work environments on GitKraken Pro
When setting Profiles in Preferences Profiles, GitKraken will automatically use the name and email address in your global
The Keep my .gitconfig updated with my profile info option updates your global
.gitconfig file with the name and email address of your current profile.
What's saved in each profile?
The General, Authentication, and UI Preferences settings configured under your Preferences are profile-specific.
Tabs are unique to each profile. When creating a new profile, GitKraken will use the same tabs that are open in your current profile.
Ex) If you need to connect to a second GitHub account, create a second profile and connect the other GitHub account from the Authentication tab. You can do the same for other Bitbucket or GitLab accounts.
Your commit avatar is either a generated identicon, or the active Gravatar image linked to your
.gitconfig email address. If you change your Gravatar, your GitKraken avatar will update itself.
To change the image, click the profile button in the top right corner then Edit.
You can choose from the list of icons available on the left then click . Alternatively, you can set a different email address for this profile if the email address has a different Gravatar image associated to it.
Author initials in graph
GitKraken lets you replace all commit nodes with the commit author's initials.
Navigate to Preferences UI Preferences to enable the setting.
What initials does GitKraken use?
If you are just enabling this UI setting, GitKraken will reference the original name associated with the commit.
If a commit was made in GitKraken, the app will list initials from the GitKraken user profile. If a commit was made in the CLI, the app will list initials from the user's
.git/config or global
Do profiles allow different identity pictures?
As long you have different email addresses with the profiles associated with Gravatar images, then yes! GitKraken at this time does not allow selection of custom images.