Wouldn't it be nice if
users could maintain their own user directory
information? Now they can...
Many companies use
Active Directory Services to manage their
users. With the addition of SharePoint,
another user directory database has been
introduced - the User Profile Database. But
even with SharePoint features such as Single
Sign On, and automatic importing of Active
Directory profile information to SharePoint,
the bulk of the workload to maintain user
information is still on the Administrator.
What is lacking is a way to allow the owners
of the user information to maintain it
themselves, both safely and securely, using
either database as their directory service
The User Directory Web Part provides an easy to use, SharePoint-based, self-service directory that allows users to maintain user information in the SharePoint
User Profile Database or Active Directory. View your user organization in a user-friendly tree view by organization chart or alphabetical order by last name. Users can view all profiles but can only edit their own depending on permissions set up for the type of directory service selected. With the ability to view, search and print user profile information (such as resume or skill set), your directory services now provide value to your users as well as your entire company.
The User Directory Web Part has the following features:
New! Now supported on Microsoft
Windows SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
You can configure which user directory you want to use, SharePoint Portal Server or Active Directory, along with their respective access accounts. For the SharePoint directory options, you can choose whether you want to use the search feature we offer in User Directory or the Moss Profile Index. For Active Directory, you can allow users to edit their own profiles or not, assign SharePoint user groups to edit profiles (in case of a department administrator, and corporate administrators), specify an OU or multiple OUs to limit the user directory to a specific set of users, decide wither to store profile pictures directly into AD or a SharePoint Library, and select whether to hide disabled Active Directory User Objects. For both SharePoint and Active Directory, select the user attributes that you would like users to be able to search by. The available attributes are determined by the directory service you have selected. You can also set the number of items that display in the tree pane, hide the Organization or Alphabetical views from the tree pane, display the current users's profile when they access User Directory, show a link to the current users profile on the Web Part toolbar, and set the size of profile image in the Web Part. After the Web Part is configured, you can view users by Organization or Alphabetical (by last name). You can also perform an advanced search for users using the fields you configured in the Web Part properties.
Read the User Directory Web Part Overview.
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