Is there a way to show User profile images on a public (force.com) site? It appears not without having to resort to taking the image, base 64 encoding it and storing it somewhere it can access, but I wanted to be sure.
The Chatter email URLs would work but they only last 30 days, and would have to be cached by an authorised user as Apex run by the site guest user can't hit the Chatter API it seems. You can just pull the profile image URL from the user object of course, but it seems that image server gets up to it's own shenanigans - for unauthenticated users it returns a generic 'profile image', not the user's image. The exact same URL returns the proper image for an authed user.
So to sum up - do I have any 'native' options that don't require me to cache the image either as base64 or as an attachment.?