In Central Admin, the profile property for Responsibility is configured this way:

User Profile Property Edit

When I call upon GetUserProfileByName using the User Profile Service, I get this back in the responseXML:

Returned XML

As you can see, only the Name ("SPS-Responsibility") is returned.
Is there a way for the Display Name ("Responsibility") to be returned in the XML as well?

This is the soap envelope I am using:

var soapEnv =
"<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?> \
 <soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xmlns:xsd='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema' xmlns:soap='http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/'> \
 <soap:Body> \
    <GetUserProfileByName xmlns='http://microsoft.com/webservices/SharePointPortalServer/UserProfileService'> \
      <AccountName>domain\\username</AccountName> \
    </GetUserProfileByName> \
 </soap:Body> \
  • this might be too late question but it is related to what i have been trying to accomplish. The web service UserProfileService.asmx does not support OAuth2.0 token. It supports claim based authentication. Is there a way work around for this? Currently, i'm using CSOM but too bad its peoplemanager and userprofileloader methods return only the internal name of the properties but not the properties' friendly display name. UserProfileProperties Collection( SP.KeyValue ). Is there any Rest API which is behaving the same as UserProfileService.asmx get profile schema?
    – HakTech
    Jul 18, 2017 at 15:51

1 Answer 1


You can retrieve property information including the display name via another method called GetUserProfileSchema: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/websvcuserprofileservice.userprofileservice.getuserprofileschema(v=office.14).aspx

  • The default schema (0) is "UserProfile". Aug 15, 2014 at 15:47

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