Agenda• How much I dislike Agendas• What is the User Profile Service?• Where User Info Comes From• User Profile Synchronization Service• Active Directory Import• What Should You Do? The Q&A
What is the User Profile Service? Lets Ask the Experts: "The User Profile Service is a shared service in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that enables the creation and management of user profiles that can be accessed frommultiple sites and farms. Administration of User ProfileService applications is much simpler in SharePointServer 2010 and can be delegated to a service application administrator by the farm administrator." http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721050.aspx So Much for the Experts.
Where User Info Comes From Also Known As: THE BIG QUESTIONWhere Do You Keep Your Stuff ? (Apologies to Carlin)• Active Directory• SharePoint• Some Other Source
User Profile Synchronization Service• Steals babies• Responsible for 3 wars• Causes cancer• Cures Happiness
User Profile Synchronization Service• Almost Identical to SharePoint 2010 UPS• Works with other directory services• Exports to AD (Top request from 2007)• Flexible Property Mappings• "Exports" & "Flexible" equals "a little more complex"
Active Directory Import The Oldest and Newest Option• Active Directory ONLY• Import ONLY• Allows Property mapping (no edits, single mapping)• Much Faster• No Farm Account in the Admin Group!• Yes, you CAN change your mind.
Business Connectivity Services• Can be used to bring additional data into profiles• Lots of things are new:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161238(v=office.15).aspx
A Quick Side Note: External Identity Manager• Much less common• Uses the SharePoint object model• Does not work WITH User Profile Synchronization
What Should You Do?• Where do you keep your stuff?• Who creates your user info?• What do you need?