How can I embed the lower case name of the logged in user into some text?

I want some kind of mechanism so that I can embed a URL into a confluence page wiki markup so that the user name is dynamic, e.g. if I'm logged in as 'Simon Hardy-Francis' then I want the URL to read and if I'm logged in as 'Joe Smith' I want the URL to read Is it possible to use some kind of macro in the wiki markup to achieve this? Thanks, Simon

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David Simpson Community Champion Aug 22, 2011

Create a user macro {first-word-in-display-name} containing this (with no spaces before or after):


Then you can use:{user-first-name-to-lower-case}/foo</pre<>>
David Simpson Community Champion Aug 22, 2011

This assumes you want the first name


  • Simon Hardy-Francis => simon
  • Joe Bloggs => joe

You want to create a valid hyper-linked URL or just some text? How many users? Is the list known and fixed?

Hi Simon,

You can use the Reporting Plugin or the Replace and Render plugin in combination with the User Info Plugin (I think). I'm not so familiar with the latter two, so here's the Reporting Plugin method:

{report-on:injected=true} user > user:name%/blah{report-on}

Hope that helps!


David Peterson

With a reasonable number of users on a fixed list, I would suggest that {show-if} would work and could be used to create working hyperlinks. Some script or programming editor can be used to generate the list. This macro will cause the enclosed contents to only be shown to the listed user. You would need one of these for each user.

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