On a Rocket.Chat cloud hosted instance, is there a way to use Admin>Layout>Custom Scripts to retrieve the userID, email, user name, or custom field of a user during that (logged-in) user’s session?
The API can provide this information of course, but I don’t know how I’d authenticate (using custom JS on client side). As a work around, there might be some way to pull username off the DOM (would have to be on each page load), but I haven’t found it.
- My company has several “campuses” and I’ve successfully used “custom fields” + the API to assign a campus to each user profile.
- I’ve also implemented Google Tag Manager, and I would like to track users by “campus” using Google Tag Manager. To do this, during each user’s session, I want to access that user’s custom field so I can push that value (eg. “New York City”) to Google Tag Manager’s data layer. (I have tried pushing test strings to the data layer using JS in “custom scripts”, so I know that part works)
- If it’s not possible to access the custom field directly, if I can access the user’s UserID, email, or user name, I can use that information to call a database elsewhere and get the information.
Server Setup Information
- Version of Rocket.Chat Server: 3.2
Hosted on the Rocket.Chat cloud