Configuring avatar settings

Every user with a FishEye/Crucible account will have an avatar image displayed next to their name throughout the application. By default, each user will have a plain grey avatar image. Note, you cannot disable avatars.

You can configure whether to use FishEye/Crucible's own avatars or avatars from an external server (e.g. http://www.gravatar.com).

In both cases, users can manually upload their own images to use as avatars.

To configure avatar settings:

  1. Click the 'cog' menu in the FishEye header, and choose Administration (you'll need to be logged in as an administrator to see this link).
  2. Click Avatars under the 'User Settings' section.
  3. Choose the desired avatar configuration for your FishEye/Crucible instance:

    Internal Use FishEye/Crucible's default avatars, "Charlitars" (Semi-unique avatars resembling charlie) or Joe Doe. We recommend this option if you are running FishEye/Crucible behind a firewall. Users will also be able to upload their own images to use as avatars via their user profile, (see Changing your User Profile). User-defined avatars will override default avatars.
    External Use avatars hosted by an external server (e.g. http://www.gravatar.com). Note that this option prevents users from uploading their own avatar images, via their user profile – see Changing your user profile.
    Url The address of the external avatar server e.g. http://example.com/avatar/
    Use the same protocol that is used to access FishEye. That is, if FishEye uses the secure HTTP protocol then you need to use 'https' when specifying your external server. If you are using the Gravatar service, we recommend that you use the following URL: https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/
    Suffix (optional) Specify any parameters supported by the external server. For example, if you wish to control the type of images to be displayed, Gravatar accepts "r=g" ("rating=general"). The suffix must be in the form of a URL query string, starting with an ampersand, e.g. "&r=g"


    Note that if you want to use an external avatar server and are using a web server in front of FishEye, you will need to set your site URL and proxy host settings.

  4. Click Save changes.

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