Gravatar Integration

This GUI extension aims to bring Gravatar to SDL Tridion users and make the GUI a bit more social and personalized by displaying a personalized photo for each user. And so the integration is really 3 different extensions that can be each used individually or together.

Current User Photo

The first integration shows the Gravatar photo for the current user logged on to the Content Manager Explorer:

Gravatar Tridion GUI main screen

What the extension does is it grabs the user name of the current trustee authenticated in IIS and attaches the domain name that is configured in the extension.

Item Creator Photo

The second integration shows in the info tab of different Tridion items (components, folders, pages, etc.) the Gravatar photo of the user that originally created them, this makes the GUI a bit more social by giving a �face� to the users using it:

Gravatar Tridion GUI item creator

In this integration the user name is extracted from the creator user stored in the Tridion database for the item being shown and as with the first integration, the domain is defined in the extension code to determine what the email address would be.

Audience Manager Contact Photo

The third integration shows the Gravatar photo for a contact being created or that was already created in the Audience Manager database:

Gravatar Tridion GUI contact

In this case, the complete email address is supplied by the user entering the details of the contact, In this example I�ve used my personal address and so my Gravatar is displayed. The extension simply retrieves the Gravatar URL for the address that was entered in the General tab.

More information about this integration can be found on:

:    Yoav Niran
License agreement
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:    gravatar,  GUI,  AJAX,  ASPX,  .NET,  social
:   1.0
:   Yes

About the Author
Yoav Niran
Senior Technical Consultant

Yoav joined Tridion in 2006 and is working in the Professional Services Maidenhead office as a senior technical consultant. 

He has been involved in numerous implementations, integrations and development of packaged services.

Yoav has much experience in .NET technologies and ASP.NET web development in particular.

He has also been the technical lead on the reconstruction of the SDL Tridion World website.

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