To tag sessions with user-specific identifiers (name, email, etc.), you can call the
H.identify()method in your app. This will automatically index your sessions so that they can be filtered by these attributes.
User Display Names
By default, Highlight will show the
identifier as the user's display name on the session viewer and session feed. You can override this by setting the
Customer User Avatars
You can replace the placeholder user avatars Highlight uses with an image that you provide. You can do this by setting the
avatar field in the
The image URL usually comes from your authentication provider (Firebase, Auth0, Active Directory, etc.). You can forward that URL to Highlight.
Saving the image
Highlight does not make a copy of the image. Highlight will render the image directly. This means the image will adhere to any authorization policies.
See the H.identify() API documentation for more information on how to use it.
What happens before a user is identified?
All key session information is tracked regardless of whether a session is identified. Highlight will generate an identifier for a user which you can see in the session player unless you set your own by calling H.identify().
When a user is identified we will attempt to assign their information to previous sessions from the same browser. If this happens you will see an indicator in the UI showing the data was inferred for a session and that the session was never explicitly identified.