Linchpin User Profiles - Documentation

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View Profile

This is what your profile could look like!

The profile page is extended by the Custom User Profile. It displays all (filled) profile categories and their properties which are retrieved from LDAP or set by the user. Also it shows a big profile picture, which is a larger version of your avatar.

Edit Profile


Only fields that can be edited by the user will be shown

In the right top corner of your profile page you find an edit link to change your profile data. It will show a form containing all fields you are allowed to edit.

Your Admin can add new fields which you can edit yourself. Some fields, however, are automatically filled by a user directory (e.g., Active Directory or LDAP). These fields cannot be edited by users themselves; ask your administrator for further information.

Profile Macro


The default view mode shows all fields that your admin has configured

The user profile macro is a preinstalled Confluence macro which we overwrite to display additional information about a user. It displays all fields that the administrator explicitly marked for display in the vCard.

You can choose between view mode "default" and "custom":

  • default: Uses fields configured by your administrator.
  • custom: Uses custom fields from the macro configuration.

Due to security reasons, you can only configure visible fields since release 1.11.1.

Upload Profile Picture

After uploading a profile picture you can crop it

Your administrator can choose between different sources for your profile picture. If the option "Upload Profile Picture" is set, you are able to upload your own avatar and profile picture. The functionality is pretty much the same as the the way provided by Confluence.

Profile Completion Assistant

Complete your profile

The content of user fields extends the information about you and can help others to find persons and experts.

If the Profile Completion Assistant is enabled by your administrator, a dialog will appear if you haven't filled all mandatory fields.

You can skip the filling, but the overlay will appear on every login or page reload. If all required fields are filled the dialog will disappear and you can edit your settings as described above (Edit Profile)

If your admin has configured custom landing pages and your landing page has changed after saving, you will be redirected to the new landing page.

Since release 1.9: Org Charts (beta version)

Connect to other users

You can now display a visual representation of your connections to other users (superior / subordinates) in our new tab "Org Chart" in your user profile (if the profile fields are configured accordingly by your administrator).

In order for all subordinates to be correctly displayed, all subordinates have to save their user profile again (will be fixed in an upcoming release).

NEW since release 1.10: Customized User List Macro

Display a filtered list of users with their avatar and name and additional information like phone number or position for e.g., a phone book

Configure which users to include in the list and which profile fields to display

Create customized lists of users

The Customized User List Macro enables you to display a list of users filtered by a profile field value. For example this macro can be used to create a simple phone book for your department (see first image) or to list your team members on your team homepage or similar use cases, where you want to display a custom list of users. You are also able to configure which profile fields are shown in the list.

The second image shows the configuration options for the macro:

  1. Profile field
    Choose the profile field you want to filter on (e.g., "Location").
  2. Profile field value
    Enter the value you want to filter for (e.g., "Wiesbaden"). If the profile field chosen in the first step is of type "selection", you can select the value from a list and don't have to type.
  3. Displayed profile fields
    Choose the profile fields you want to be displayed as additional columns in the list (e.g., "Phone" and "Position"). The users avatar and name are always displayed.

The given example will display a list of all users whose profile field "Location" has the value "Wiesbaden" and will include their avatar, name, phone number and position.

You can use a subset of the Confluence search syntax for the profile field value, e.g., "W*" to find all users from Washington and Wiesbaden. Feel free to get in contact with us if you encounter any issues!

Due to security reasons, you can only configure visible fields since release 1.11.1.

Known Issue

Displaying the user list can take some time if the number of filtered users is large. (tick) Fixed in version 1.11.
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