Sametime 11 – Enabling person photo in the client

If you want to enable photos in the Sametime client, there is documentation available, unfortunately it all refers to versions 9 or 10, where it was told to use the Sametime Console. Now in version 11 the Sametime Console does not exist, so how do you do that ? The Sametime Console wrote the settings selected in a series of XML configuration files, so the only way now to work is manually edit those files, see for example my previous post on enabling file transfer.
With the help (again) of the excellent Trevor Tallackson from HCL I was able to set up the pictures in Sametime, here is how to do it

First add the picture URL in the person document in the Domino directory

Now edit the file UserInfoConfig.xml located in the Domino program directory and add those lines
<Detail FieldName="PhotoURL" Id="PhotoURL" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail FieldName="PhotoURL" Id="ImagePath" Type="text/plain" />

in the section <Details>
Add these two Detail Ids to the <ParamsSets> section
<Set SetId="0" params="MailAddress,Name,Title,Location,Telephone,PhotoURL,ImagePath,Company"/>
<Set SetId="1" params="MailAddress,Name,Title,Location,Telephone,PhotoURL,ImagePath,Company"/>
These are needed because in the UserInfoConfig.xml file on the Sametime Community server, the Standalone Connect client and Embedded require ImagePath string detail, Mobile and Web clients require the PhotoURL detail

Note: do not copy/paste from above. I had reports it does not work well. Just add PhotoURL and ImagePath to the params= line.

Now check the UserInfo servlet according to the instructions here https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSKTXQ_10.0.0/admin/trouble/st_adm_buscard_troubleshoot_r.html
You should see something like this

For me it was not working initially, then Trevor wrote me this:
Looks like the stconfig.nsf “UserInfo” document is getting in the way here. Add the following to your UserInfoConfig.xml file between <UserInformation> and <Resources>
<ReadStConfigUpdates value= “false”/>
This tells the UserInfoServlet to only use the UserInfoConfig.xml configuration.

Restart the server and now you have pictures in Sametime client

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Comments

  1. Is your Sametime Directory Type Domino or LDAP?
    My Sametime server connects to my local Domino Server through LDAP and I can get the pictures even following all steps mentioned in this article.

    csimoes@masterdom.inf.br
    Carlos Simoes

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