I have a requirement to create and update user profiles in our on-premises SharePoint environment using managed CSOM (C#) from within an SSIS package.

I'm able to retrieve user profiles without issues; however, I'm having trouble updating existing profile properties and creating new profiles.

Can this be done at all using Managed CSOM?

Thank you

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User Profiles cannot be created or Updated using CSOM as of now. You can update user profile properties using CSOM in SPO but not in On-Prem.

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You can only do it with Server Side Object Model. See this post on Creating User Profiles using SSOM

  • Thank you for your response. In that case what would be the alternative when using the SSOM is not an option?
    – HeliTdot
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 17:39

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