How do I get the "About Me" field from a confluence user macro

My purpose is to write a user macro to display the "about me" section of a user's profile.

Using the $action.remoteUser class I can get only the name and the email. What about the other fields (location website etc)?

Especially I want to get the "About Me" field since it can contain markup and there I can render more info about the user.

There is also the $req.userPrincipal class but I'd like to know what properties are exposed except the "name"?

Thanks

3 answers

1 accepted

Finally I got it. Some reverse engineering (thx to spring) helped me render "About Me" as wiki markup. Yupi! this is exactly what I wanted.

I hope it works for you.

#set($containerManagerClass = $content.class.forName('com.atlassian.spring.container.ContainerManager'))
#set($getInstanceMethod = $containerManagerClass.getDeclaredMethod('getInstance',null))
#set($containerManager = $getInstanceMethod.invoke(null,null))
#set($containerContext = $containerManager.containerContext)
#set($userDetailsManager = $containerContext.getComponent('userDetailsManager'))
#set($personalInformationManager = $containerContext.getComponent('personalInformationManager'))
#set($wikiStyleRenderer = $containerContext.getComponent('wikiStyleRenderer'))

#set($pi = $personalInformationManager.getPersonalInformation($action.remoteUser))
#set($renderedAboutMe = $wikiStyleRenderer.convertWikiToXHtml($pi.toPageContext(), $pi.getBodyAsString()))

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.website'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($action.remoteUser, 'website')
</div>
<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.location'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($action.remoteUser, 'location')
</div>
<div>
    <b>$action.getText('personal.info'): </b>
    <div id="profile-about-me-content">$renderedAboutMe</div>
</div>

1 vote
David Simpson Community Champion Oct 18, 2012

Have a look at the Confluence source code, particularly:

  • com.atlassian.confluence.user.actions.EditMyProfileAction
  • com.atlassian.confluence.user.actions.UserDetailsMap
  • /users/editmyprofile.vm

Adapt what you find :)

Thanks David, this is what I was looking for.

This User Macro works fine to get the user profile data of a given user.

Only the email address I can't figure out.

I mean this:

$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.email')
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'email')

Any idea?

## @param Username:title=Username|type=string|required=false|desc=Username

#set($containerManagerClass = $content.class.forName('com.atlassian.spring.container.ContainerManager'))
#set($getInstanceMethod = $containerManagerClass.getDeclaredMethod('getInstance',null))
#set($containerManager = $getInstanceMethod.invoke(null,null))
#set($containerContext = $containerManager.containerContext)
#set($userDetailsManager = $containerContext.getComponent('userDetailsManager'))
#set($personalInformationManager = $containerContext.getComponent('personalInformationManager'))
#set($wikiStyleRenderer = $containerContext.getComponent('wikiStyleRenderer'))
 


#if($paramUsername!="")
   #set( $user = $userAccessor.getUserIfAvailable($paramUsername)  )
#else
   #set( $user = $action.remoteUser)
#end

#set($pi = $personalInformationManager.getPersonalInformation($user))

#set($renderedAboutMe = $wikiStyleRenderer.convertWikiToXHtml($pi.toPageContext(), $pi.getBodyAsString()))


<b>Profildaten von User $user.fullName ($user.name)</b>

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.website'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'website')
</div>
<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.location'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'location')
</div>

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.position'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'position')
</div>

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.phone'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'phone')
</div>

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.department'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'department')
</div>

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('confluence.user.profile.email'): </b>
    $userDetailsManager.getStringProperty($user, 'email')
</div>

<div>
    <b>$action.getText('personal.info'): </b>
    $renderedAboutMe
</div>

$user.email

Don't know about the label, (confluence.user.profile.email) you can use your own

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