I updated the gravatar for my e-mail address (a few days ago), but GitHub Enterprise is still displaying the old one. How do I force it to refresh?

  • Try clearing your browser cache. Jan 28, 2013 at 16:18
  • No change. I've even tried using another browser. Same problem. Jan 28, 2013 at 16:30

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This fix is easy. I will confirm this works since I work at the same organization as Brian Knoblauch. Simply navigate to ${github.url}/stafftools and navigate down to the 'enable gravatars' option (under settings tab) and enable it. The server will restart and your gravatars will now appear.


Maybe you have to wait for some minutes, hours or days too for it to be updated on GitHub. But till then give this a try, go to your profile settings page https://github.com/settings/profile and change the Gravatar email at bottom (any random email) and reload the page, then put your valid email address in the input field and save, then refresh the page again.

  • Good thought, but still not working. :-( Jan 28, 2013 at 16:43
  • If you don't mind can you show me your public GitHub profile? I will check if it's updated or not ? Jan 28, 2013 at 16:45
  • This is on a private GitHub Enterprise install. Jan 28, 2013 at 17:22
  • It's okay :) Now you can just wait and watch. It might take time to propagate the servers. Jan 28, 2013 at 17:31

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