Adding and Editing User Profile Properties

The set of properties that are included in the user profile might not contain all of the information about users in your organization that you want to include on the site.

You can add new properties to enhance those included in the user profile. You can also edit existing properties to change how those properties are displayed in the user profile.

You can also map properties to properties in Active Directory directory services.

 Note   When you add or edit a property mapping, you must run a full import before the changes take effect.

ShowAdd a profile property

  1. In the User Profile, Audiences, and Personal Sites section of the Sites Settings page, click Manage profile database.
  2. In the User Profile Properties section on the Manage Profile Database page, click Add profile property.

-or-

In the User Profile Properties section on the Manage Profile Database page, click View profile properties. On the View Profile Properties page, click New Property.

  1. In the Property Settings section of the Add User Profile Property page, type a name for the property in the Name box.

 Note   This name is not displayed on the user profile, but is used programatically whenever the property is accessed by Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

  1. Type a display name for the property in the Display name text box. The display name is the name for the property that is shown on the personal and public views of the user profile.
  2. Select a property type in the Type list and if applicable, type the length in the Length box.

 Important   These define the acceptable values for this property, and cannot be changed once the property is created.

  1. In the View Settings section, select one of the following options:
    • Click Public -- All users of the site can view the settings for this property to allow anyone to view the settings for the property.

 Note   You must first select this option if you want to display the property in the Details section of the public view of user profiles.

  • Click Private -- Only the user and users with the Manage Profile right can view the settings for this property to hide the settings from most users.
  1. In the Edit Settings section, select one of the following options:
    • Click Allow users to edit this property to allow users without the Manage Profile right to edit the value of this property.

 Note   You must first select this option if you want to display this property in the Edit My Profile page.

  • Click Do not allow users to edit this property so that only users with the Manage Profile right will be able to edit the value of the property.
  1. In the Display Settings section, you can choose whether the property appears in the public view of user profiles or on the Edit My Profile page:
    • Click Show in the Details section of the user profile to display the property in the Details section of the public view of user profiles.

 Note   To show the property in the Details section of user profiles, you must first make sure that the property is made public in the View Settings section of this page.

  • Click Show on the Edit My Profile page to display the property on the Edit My Profile page.

 Note   To show the property on the Edit My Profile page, you must first make sure that you allow users to edit this property by changing the setting in the Edit Settings section of this page.

  1. In the Aliasing section, click Alias to treat this property the same as the user name and account name when searching for items, targeting items to users, and displaying items in the My Documents Web Part of personal sites.

 Note   To use this property as an alias, you must first make sure that the property is made public in the View Settings section of this page.

  1. In the Active Directory Import Mapping section, click a property in the Active Directory property to map list to map this property to a property in Microsoft Active Directory directory service.
  2. Click OK.

ShowEdit a profile property

  1. In the User Profile, Audiences, and Personal Sites section of the Sites Settings page, click Manage profile database.
  2. In the User Profile Properties section on the Manage Profile Database page, click View profile properties.
  3. On the View Profile Properties page, click the property you want to edit, and then click Edit.
  4. To change the display name for this property, type the new display name.
  5. In the View Settings section, select one of the following options:
    • Click Public -- All users of the site can view the settings for this property to allow anyone to view the settings for the property.

 Note   You must first select this option if you want to display the property in the Details section of the public view of user profiles.

  • Click Private -- Only the user and users with the Manage Profile right can view the settings for this property to hide the settings from most users.
  1. In the Edit Settings section, select one of the following options:
    • Click Allow users to edit this property to allow users without the Manage Profile right to edit the value of this property.

 Note   You must first select this option if you want to display this property in the Edit My Profile page.

  • Click Do not allow users to edit this property so that only users with the Manage Profile right will be able to edit the value of the property.
  1. In the Display Settings section, you can choose whether the property appears in the public view of user profiles or on the Edit My Profile page:
    • Click Show in the Details section of the user profile to display the property in the Details section of the public view of user profiles.

 Note   To show the property in the Details section of user profiles, you must first make sure that the property is made public in the View Settings section of this page.

  • Click Show on the Edit My Profile page to display the property on the Edit My Profile page.

 Note   To show the property on the Edit My Profile page, you must first make sure that you allow users to edit this property by changing the setting in the Edit Settings section of this page.

  1. In the Aliasing section, click Alias to treat this property the same as the user name and account name when searching for items, targeting items to users, and displaying items in the My Documents Web Part of personal sites.

 Note   To use this property as an alias, you must first make sure that the property is made public in the View Settings section of this page.

  1. In the Active Directory Import Mapping section, click a property in the Active Directory property to map list to map this property to a property in Microsoft Active Directory directory service.
  2. Click OK.

Related Topics

Deleting Profile Properties

Viewing Profile Properties

Managing User Profiles

 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003, SharePoint Portal Server 2003