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Filter Activity Stream Gadget by username

I'm having trouble filtering the Activity Stream Gadget by username on a Jira Software Dashboard.  I understand usernames were converted to user account Ids.  I have tried many variations and cannot get data to display for any user who has comments.


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Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 18, 2020

@Eric - hi Eric! One workaround (that I just tested successfully on my Cloud instance) is to find your ajs-remote-user value:

  • Go to a Jira issue.
  • Check the source code for the page.
  • Search for the value "ajs-remote-user" in the code, and use that value as your username. For me, I found <meta name="ajs-remote-user" content="dave.liao">

Does this work for you? I'm sure there are cases where that value might not be present, but hopefully you don't win that lottery.

Thanks for that, it worked to get my own id.  Do you know how to get another user's Id?

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Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 18, 2020

Depending on your admin permissions, you can look them up in then choose "Log in as user", then look up their IDs individually. It's definitely not a workaround that works at scale...

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Wow this actually worked.  In my value was "admin" and all my users were like "removed65461324" but it still worked.  We used activity stream a lot when we were on Server so glad to finally have a workaround for this on Cloud.  Thanks Dave!

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