Access Users Profile Picture


I am trying to get the Profile Picture of a user with username "test". I always get an null Pointer Exceptions. My users a generated from a LDAP, so they are listet within the database table cwd_users.

Can anyone help me getting the profile picture. Or is there any possibility to use the User Profile Macro within an Stringbuilder under Java Macro/Plugin development?

Thx in advance

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By using the DefaultUserAccessor it's possible.

ProfilePictureInfo pic = defaultUserAccessor.getUserProfilePicture(accountName);

String pathToImage = pic.getDownloadPath();

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Are you trying to create plugin that shows user's profile picture? If you are using Gravatar to host them, you can use e-mail addres and this code:

private String hex(byte[] array) {
        StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
        for (int i = 0; i < array.length; ++i) {
                    & 0xFF) | 0x100).substring(1,3));
        return sb.toString();

    private String md5Hex (String message) {
        try {
            MessageDigest md =
            return hex (md.digest(message.getBytes("CP1252")));
        } catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
        } catch (UnsupportedEncodingException e) {
        return null;

    private String getAvatarURLByEmail(String sEmail)
        String hash = md5Hex(sEmail);
        return ""+hash+"?d=mm&s=24";

To get user's email, get User object (or ApplicationUser) and use function .getEmailAddress:

Collection<User> colUsers = UserUtils.getAllUsers();
for (User user: colUsers)
    // print this: user.getEmailAddress();

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Tanks, but I don't use Gravatar.

How do I get a User? I have the username but I don't know how to get the user from Confluence

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further answers?

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How do we instantiate an instance of DefaultUserAccessor? I'm having trouble figuring out what to pass to the the constructor of DefaultUserAccessor.

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