User Settings

User Settings allows you to make changes to your general, news subscription, password, third-party credential, email notification, mobile notification, and accessibility settings. To access your Settings in Tempo or a Site, click your user picture in the top-right corner and select Settings.


The General tab allows you to change your regional settings, including language, timezone, and calendar type. To set your regional preferences, modify the settings via the dropdowns. Click Save Changes and then refresh your web browser to have your changes take effect. Note that if your system administrator has specified an override you will not be able to customize your settings.

Under General, designers can also control designer-specific preferences, including their browser tab favicon setting (see image below). When enabled, this setting displays object type icons in the browser tabs of corresponding objects so that designers can more easily differentiate between their Appian tabs at-a-glance. This setting is enabled by default. When enabled, it overrides any environment-specific favicon branding set by system administrators in the admin console. This setting works on all supported browsers with the exception of Safari, where object type favicons are only displayed for Process Models, Process Reports, and Data Stores.


The Password tab will be available if your environment uses Appian to authenticate its passwords.

To change your password, select this tab and fill out the fields for your old password, new password, and your new password again to confirm it. Any requirements your password must follow will display next to the New Password field. You must meet these criteria to complete the change.

Third-Party Credentials

The Third-Party Credentials tab provides a list of other software systems which have been integrated with Appian by a system administrator. Click on the name of one of the systems to provide your personal credentials for that system. When Appian calls that system on your behalf, it will authenticate using the credentials you provide.

The credentials you provide here are encrypted and stored securely in Appian. The credentials can only be decrypted and used when you are logged in and using Appian.

Each system in the list will display the word Configured or a non-sensitive portion of your credentials, such as your username, if credentials have been configured for that system. Otherwise, the system will be listed as Not Configured.

You should provide credentials for each of the systems listed in this section if you have a login to that system. That way, Appian will succeed when attempting to perform an action on that system on your behalf.

To permanently remove a set of credentials so that they are no longer stored in Appian, click the Forget My Credentials button when viewing the credentials for a configured system.

Email Notifications

The Email Notification tab will only be available if email is enabled in the Administrator Console.

The Email Notification tab allows you to override the system default task and news email notification settings to meet your specific needs. These notification settings determine what system generated task and news email notifications you receive.

Mobile Notifications

The Mobile Notification tab will only be available if mobile push notifications are enabled in the Administrator Console.

The Mobile Notification tab allows you to override the system default task and news mobile push notification settings to meet your specific needs. These notification settings determine what system generated task and news mobile push notifications you receive.

News Subscriptions

The News Subscriptions tab is only available in Tempo.

Topic-specific news feeds are created by your system administrator. When an entry is created for a specific feed, such as a process milestone or process completion event, only users subscribed to that feed will see it in their News feed.

To see all available feeds you can subscribe to, select the News Subscriptions section in User Settings.

The radio buttons adjacent to each news feed will let you know if you're unsubscribed, subscribed, or have a personalized subscription to that news feed.


To subscribe to a feed, select Subscribed or Personalized adjacent to the news feed name.

Selecting Subscribed subscribes you to all events added to that feed. A selected radio button indicates you have subscribed.

Selecting Personalized subscribes you to only events added to that news feed and targeted specifically to a group in which you're a member. Your system administrator needs to configure this option. Check with them before enabling it. A selected radio button indicates you have subscribed to Personalized.


To unsubscribe from a feed, select Unsubscribed adjacent to the news feed name. Once you unsubscribe, you will no longer see events in your News feed from that specific feed.

You can also unsubscribe from a feed from the News feed directly by hovering over an event and clicking the Unsubscribe button that appears. To unsubscribe from a feed directly on mobile devices:

  • For iOS devices
    1. Swipe right on an event posting to reveal additional options.
    2. Select Unsubscribe.
  • For Android devices
    1. Tap on the overflow menu for the News event.
    2. Select Unsubscribe.


The Accessibility tab allows you to increase outline and border contrast. This can make forms, grids, and interfaces easier to navigate for users with visual impairments. Once this option has been selected, click Save Changes and then refresh your web browser for the increased contrast to take effect.

Increased outline and border contrast will not apply to the Appian for Mobile Devices application or embedded interfaces.

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