Create a Profile

Profiles are Nodes associated with particular users. Profiles have specific fields for describing people and their activities such as the first and the last name, portrait, short bio, summary of academic and professional activities, CEU affiliations, etc.

The CEU Website should have profiles of all CEU faculty, staff, and PhD students. These profiles serves at the backbone of the system, as they reference to, and are referenced from, nearly all other content types.

When you add a profile, it is automatically associated with your unique User Account (irrespectively of the name you specify). One person (user) can thus have only one profile. Therefore, if it is the first time you are thinking of working with your Profile you should first find out if it already exists in the system.

How to create or edit your profile

In order to login a user should use Novell ID and password (also known as LDAP password what is different from groupwise/mailbox account). These credentials are used when user logins to the CEU Novell network (any computer at CEU, not mailbox). In case you do not remember your login credentials please contact IT department (  or by extention 2000) to clarify your login details.The Webteam does not have authoritiy over the Novell network and user passwords.

Based on login credentials each user posesses his own website rights giving him possibility to add, edit or delete content within domain selected (see above). If user is a new member of CEU community (staff, faculty, PhD Student) he received default limited rights on the website activities. To get the appropriate rights he should as the first compulsory step login into a proper domain. Then, after he loged in and his account has been generated, please write to the CEU web team at  from CEU email account in order to request user role assignment. In the email, please indicate CEU affiliation and position.

There are several ways to create your own profile.

You can reach the profile page by clicking on the "My profile and account" link on the Navigation menu (on the left), naturally, after you have logged in. If your profile already exists you will see a link Profile on the page. If your profile has not been created yet you will see Create your Profile.


You can access it through Create Content - Profile link in Navigation menu 


go directly to (where SITE is your domain name)

Short Biography Field show up only in the Profile hub, not in Profile itself!


Once you are on the editing screen, you will see a number of fieldsets, which should be filled in as much as possible. Fieldsets are covered in the order in which they appear on the editing window. 

Personal data

This fieldset is used to enter in the user's name and upload a profile photo.

CEU data

This fieldset is used to enter your basic CEU info. First, select whether you are a faculty, staff, or phd student (Type is compulsory field.). Next (for faculty only) select your faculty status as is specified by HRO. Finally, enter your position title, e.g. Head, Department of XYZ; Director, Center for XYZ; or Coordinator, MA Program in XYZ

Academic profile

The heart of the profile content type is the academic profile fieldset.

  • Use the qualifications field to add your degrees, e.g. "MA, International Relations and European Studies, Central European University"
  • The Academic/Professional experience, and Achievements section is meant to display as a longer freeform narrative of your achievements. Use it to 'tell your story'.
  • Use the CV attachment field to upload your full CV in .doc/.pdf format.
  • The affiliation field is where you can point out any affiliations you have throughout the CEU system. Tick as many boxes as needed.
  • The Research Areas field is a preset list of areas used to enter your broad fields of research. Tick as many areas as relevant. 
  • Use the academic keywords field to enter in as many keywords pertaining to your research as necessary. Separate by commas. Entries that have already been added to the system will appear as you type them in; you can select those for consistency in the system.
  • If you have any other links pertaining to you that you wish to share (personal blog, university home page, facebook, etc.), enter them here.

Media experience

Use this fieldset to enter in any relevant media experience you may have. Categories are television, radio, print, and web.

Book outline

In the context of Profile content type, this field can be left alone.

Revision information

In the context of Profile content type, this field can be left alone.

URL path settings

URL path setting is used to set the 'friendly url' of your profile page. The 'automatic alias' tick box should remain checked, as it will automatically use the preset syntax. If for some reason your URL gets changed, remember the syntax for profiles is the following:


So, the profile path for Aleh Cherp (a faculty member) is:


whereas it is:


who is a staff member.

Phd students follow similarly: profiles/phd-student/first_last

Authoring information

In the context of Profile content type, this field can typically be left alone. However if for some reason you wish to change the author of the profile, you can reference any user in the system by typing in their login id.

Note for Editors:

If your Unit has Organic group minisite the admin of this group should publish node to proper group:

(Example on CAW OG)

If editor should create a profile for someone else (e.g. new faculty or staff members) he should change the author's name (as in the tab shown below) to that person's Novell ID. Once editor start typing Novell ID the system should suggest correct full CEU member’s Novell ID. Otherwise, if the name is not suggested it means the user has never loged to the website. In this case he should login first, after what the editor should be able to create a profile for this person.

Make sure your profile has a proper URL path like:

Without a proper URL path Publications, Courses, Projects blocks do not show up in the profile.