Custom Fields

In Rocket.Chat you can set customized fields for user registration. By adding an address or role field, where the user could select from various roles of a company, for example.

Note: Currently you may need some basic understanding of Javascript, and Rocket.Chat’s internal working structure to set other custom fields than in the example below. A more user-friendly interface is planned for the future.

You can set custom fields under Administration > Accounts > Registration > Custom Fields.

Custom fields show up when a user registers, and when an admin looks for that user’s information.

For now, set custom fields using a JSON object.

Make sure to use a valid JSON, where keys are the field names containing a dictionary of field settings. Example:

"role": {
  "type": "select",
  "defaultValue": "student",
  "options": ["teacher", "student"],
  "required": true,
  "modifyRecordField": {
   "array": true,
   "field": "roles"
"twitter": {
  "type": "text",
  "required": true,
  "minLength": 2,
  "maxLength": 10

In the example above we set two new fields with the following properties:

  • type: defines the type of the field, currently there are 2 types: select and text, where select creates a dropdown list, and text creates a plain text form.

  • defaultValue: used with a select form type to set the default option for the list.

  • options: used with a select form type for the values that should be on the dropdown list, which follows the ["item1", "item2","item3"] pattern. Use a javascript Array to create it.

  • required: defines if the field is required for registration; use true or false in this property.

  • minLength: used with a text to define the minimum length required in the form.

  • maxLength: used with a text to define the maximum length required in the form.

  • modifyRecordField: this property is required when you add a field that already exists in Rocket.Chat.

  • array: used inside the modifyRecordField property to define if the existing field is an array.

  • field: used inside the modifyRecordField property; it should be the name of the existing field.

  • public: defines the field as visible for other users when looking at this user’s profile.

  • private: defines the field as private, so only users with view-full-other-user-info permission can see this field when viewing this user’s profile.

Note: Fields work with tabs for indentation, avoid using spaces.