To create an Activity Stream dashboard in Jira and view the tickets you commented on, you can go to Dashboards > Create Dashboard and add an Activity Stream gadget to it. This Activity Stream can be filtered by users. The filter separates each username with a space.
What can you do if your username or someone else's username has a space in it? Advanced answers accepted.
They updated the filter to be case sensitive, the proper syntax for most are is
This needs to be the first and last name displayed in the app, so if there was a typo of someone does not have a capital letter for one of their names this needs to be reflected in the filter.
@Gabriel Senna This filter is still not working with Username. The filter only works when I use firstname.lastname but if the user changes their username to FirstName LastName nothing works. This filter should show suggestions when starting typing just like the Project Name works.
When will this be fix?
Also experiencing this problem in cloud, and unfortunately, first.last is not working, either.
Edit: I wonder if the IS / IS NOT operators for Username only accept null/empty and not null. Using "IS NOT" and null/empty is the only way I can get this filter to return any results.
I've tried that. Our display names are FirstName LastName, and our emails are usually firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. I've also tried (for the benefit of others):
I tried variants with different users, just in case there was a role issue.
Literally the only configuration that will call up any results using the Username filter is
What worked for me is typing their ACTUAL USERNAME, separated by commas. Our usernames are the same as email addresses, which uses first letter of first name and full last name.
So if the names are:
I would enter in the field
jdoe,mlady,malady, melady, pperson
I actually discovered something really useful.
So my problem wasn't as much discovering usernames for people, but for a plugin - Tempo Timesheets to be exact. I tried any ID I could find, as well as any combination of firstname.surname etc., but none of them worked.
Then I figured out that if I did an advanced search, e.g. for a Reporter, it would suggest both name and username (switching to username when picked from auto-complete).
First search (username is already visible in parantheses and in tooltip):
Then by selecting the user from the suggestions, it will insert the complete username:
I then used that "username" in the filtering - and it actually worked!
09 of June 2020 Cloud Confluence/Jira
Worked solution is to use the user ID that looks like 557059:2897fef1-2886-4c7c-8a4c-018a5199d993 or 5dd65aa4b093df0eedfa4600
To retrieve it use issues filter, apply user rule, choose the user, switch to JQL
His ID will be in the JQL line like
... AND assignee in (557059:2897fef1-2886-4c7c-8a4c-018a5199d993) ORDER BY...
or by opening Users profile https://yoursubdomain.atlassian.net/jira/people/search. Then the user ID will appear in his URL (at the end).
NB! activity stream is a bit odd still. For some users, it shows Confluence events only.
To get Jira events try to use an Activity filter with a combination of Username is not conditions. Use commas to apply more user IDs to a filter.
Hi guys, I figured it out.
Create a random activity stream with everybody in it. Then pop-up the network developer tools, filter for XHR only, and clear previous data.
In the UI, click "Show More...". Notice that a couple of API requests are showing up in the console. Find the "Streams" one. It should look like this:
Copy the entire response from the server in Visual Studio Code (or another good text editor) then search for the <usr:username> variable. You'll see them all there!
*EDIT* It seems only to work for Confluence, sorry.
I found how!
Atlassian seems to have removed the usernames from their systems, so do not try to recreate manually a username.
On a unfiltered activity, copy the link of the user you want to filter.
Then, copy the link somewhere to extract the accountId parameter.
If you insert the accountId in the username field, it should filter the user.
I have yet another anecdotal "This worked for me!" suggestion.
My full name is
My email address is
And the string that finally worked for me in the JIRA activity feed username filter is
Only that exact capitalization worked; when I made it all lowercase as one of the previous replies suggested, it didn't work at all. When I used a space instead of a dot, it also didn't work.
I couldn't begin to guess whether the correct algorithm is "Take the username part of your email address with the capitalization your admin typed in, even if it shows up lowercase on your profile", or "Take your full name with original capitalization, replacing spaces with dots", or something else entirely.
My company uses firstname.lastname and my activity field wouldnt work. However, some of the accounts are on a different domain with the username flastname (first letter of first name and last name) and they were coming through fine. I swapped the firstname.lastname usernamess for their account id from a comment @mention and all the firstname.lastname accounts started working.
EDIT: Nope, was only confluence :(
Hi all ,
My company use a lot the jira automation system in order to create , edit and transit issues .
The "Automation for Jira" user generated by the automation system do a lots of modification , is it possible to keep the activity stream free for the "Automation for Jira" user ?
I've tried all the naming possible , and the user id but neither of them work...
Any ideas ?
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