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  • How can I give others access to modify User Profiles without giving them permission to edit anything else in Central Admin?

    I need some of the administrative staff at our organisation to be able to log in and update profiles of office staff members. I remember once reading that this could be done in MOSS by giving staff access to the user profile application, but I can't seem to find anything for SharePoint 2010.

    Can somebody talk me through how to set up the permissions for this? I don't want to accidentally give somebody more access rights than they should have.

    Thanks.

    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:40 AM

Answers

  • Hi andreasbbbbb,

    you can give a user permissions to a service application by accessing the administrators menu for that app in the ribbon and giving the person the manage profiles permission.

    To do so go to central administration->manage service applications-> click on the row with your user profile service application (but not on the title since you will access it hat way)->in the ribbon click on administrators->type the userid and click resolve->add manage profiles permissions->click ok

    If the user gets a 401.2 you should have a look at this http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-AU/sharepoint2010setup/thread/f92860d5-cba0-4ea6-bb80-dc2c6133e208

    Friday, August 26, 2011 7:53 AM

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  • Hi andreasbbbbb,

    you can give a user permissions to a service application by accessing the administrators menu for that app in the ribbon and giving the person the manage profiles permission.

    To do so go to central administration->manage service applications-> click on the row with your user profile service application (but not on the title since you will access it hat way)->in the ribbon click on administrators->type the userid and click resolve->add manage profiles permissions->click ok

    If the user gets a 401.2 you should have a look at this http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-AU/sharepoint2010setup/thread/f92860d5-cba0-4ea6-bb80-dc2c6133e208

    Friday, August 26, 2011 7:53 AM
  • Please be careful with this. The can still do a lot of damage! Please educate them in how to use the application.
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    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:25 AM