Access ConfluenceUserProfile in macros

Does anyone know if its possible to get a reference to the ConfluenceUserProfile class (com.atlassian.sal.confluence.user.ConfluenceUserProfile) in a macro?

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Hi Matt,

Accessing the user profile macro in a velocity template would look like this:


For XHTML like this:

<ac:macro ac:name="profile">

    <ac:parameter ac:name="user">admin</ac:parameter>


To access from a user macro, you could do a modification of this tutorial:

by accessing the methods you would like from the class:

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the response. I was actually trying to get at a specific method on the ConfluenceUserProfile class, but found a way to access it via a different class in my macro.

Glad you were able to figure it out. Please share your solutions if possible so others looking for Answers can bask in your Guru-ness :)

Well, I was trying to get the profile picture for the creator of a blog post so that I could add a little "About the author" section on each new blog entry (without the author having to do anything).

Turns out I missed the method I needed when first looking over the User class, but it's right there.

In the blog page decorator, you can use the following to get the user profile picture:

## getUser returns an object of type User
#set($blogWriter = $userAccessor.getUser($page.getCreatorName()))
## getUserProfilePicture returns an object of type ProfilePictureInfo
#set($pic = $userAccessor.getUserProfilePicture($blogWriter))
#set($picPath = $pic.getDownloadPath())

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Hi Matthew,

Do you mean get a user profile to show up on a page, or in another macro? Is this something you're trying to do programmatically?

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