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Short Description
Gravatar-compatible avatar service and proxy for intranet usage
Full Description

Simple avatar service meant for intranet usage

There are public services, like Gravatar, where one can register an Avatar, which can then be displayed on for example forums. There is also a growing number of tools that are used inside companies that can use such a global avatar service. However, not all people may want to register at a global service or company policy may not allow it.

The solution is to setup an avatar service on the intranet, for example using libravatar. While this is not too difficult to setup, it still requires some effort.

Intravatar's goal is to be as simple as possible to setup. Avatars can be uploaded by users and/or maintained by an administrator. Besides that Intravatar can be configured to use a remote service to fallback on when an image is not found in the local database.

Installation (without docker)

Download the latest release

Unpack and run the intravatar or intravatar.exe executable in the intravatar directory.
Adjust config.ini where necessary (changes will have effect after a restart).

How to use the docker image

Run with minimal configuration

  docker run -p 8080:8080 -v /var/lib/intravatar:intravatar/data bertbaron/intravatar -host $(hostname)
  • This will provide the service at http://localhost:8080.
  • Data will be stored under /var/lib/intravatar.
  • Users can upload avatars without confirmation email (configure smtp for email confirmation)
  • When no image is found gravatar is used as fallback, finally falling back on a generated monster id.

Show usage information:

docker run --rm bertbaron/intravatar -h

Note that the current working directory in the container is /intravatar.

Relevant mount points

  • intravatar/data - data directory, should be mounted to make the data persistent
  • intravatar/config.ini - configuration file, can be mounted to avoid the need for command line options (although those would still take precedence)
  • intravatar/resources/templates - html template files, can be customized
  • intravatar/resources/static - static files that can be used by the html templates. By default contains robots.txt and stylesheet.css.

Please refer to for the default files (or download and unpack a released version from

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