Get organization members' real avatars

When fetching users on the frontend from the REST API with AP.request('/rest/api/2/user/bulk') only the initials are shown as avatars for users that have not set their profile pictures to public visibility. Is there a way to make the request as the logged in user so others’ (and their own) visibility settings apply just like in the Jira dashboard?

Edit: my issue is basically same as this but I’m using Connect API on the frontend.

Hi @LaszloBucsai,

Thanks for your message and welcome to Atlassian Developer Community! :partying_face:

Unfortunately it’s not possible. As part of GDPR restrictions apps are only granted public visibility even for frontend requests coming through a user’s session.

See Profile visibility and third-party apps | Connect apps for reference:

Connect apps only have access to profile information that is available to the public (“Anyone”)(…)