I have a list that I am using SharePoint 2013's rest API to grab info from.

I would like to display an image of the user who created the list.

This site shows how to get a user's image url based on their username:


Using this rest api:


The only information I can find about the user who created the item in the list is the AuthorId

How can you get a user's MySite info based on the AuthorId of a user?


Microsoft redirects you to the correct user's MySite page if you use this link:


Using the following call, you can get the Login Name of the user from the AuthorID:


And then by using the Login Name, you can get the Picture Url with the following call:

  • Awesome! One issue: Since we use Claims auth I get this for the login name: i:0#.w|<domain>\<username>. When I remove i:0#.w| and use your second query it works like a charm, otherwise I get an error. Should I just use a string replace to remove that part or is there a better query? – Neil Hoff Jan 25 '14 at 19:24
  • In the first query, you can use the Email property to get only the part you want: http://siteurl/_api/web/GetUserById(<AuthorID>)/Email – Vardhaman Deshpande Jan 26 '14 at 10:24
  • @Vardhaman Deshpande My question is not directly related but somehow relevant. To get the pictureURL, we need to know the MYSITEURL, how do i find out the mysite URl for a user?(other than the constructing the URL from the email which I am aware of) is there an API call which retrieves that info? – Syed Mauze Rehan Jan 4 '16 at 7:46
  • @SyedMauzeRehan you can use the PersonalUrl or UserUrl properties to get the My Site Urls. – Vardhaman Deshpande Jan 4 '16 at 19:43
  • @VardhamanDeshpande Yes indeed, but to get this info i have to know the server URL right? In sharepoint online/office 365 what is that? https://<tenantName>-my.sharepoint.com/_api/sp.userprofiles.peoplemanager/getPropertiesFor('i%3A0%23.f%7Cmembership%7Cadmin%40tenantname.com') is this correct? or do i need to use a different server URL here? – Syed Mauze Rehan Jan 5 '16 at 5:19

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