The farm has not UPA service deployed and I wouldn't do it.

Is it possible to retrieve using JSOM or REST one of the properties that we see in the _layouts/15/userdisp.aspx? page for a specific user?

  1. I don't find any documentation about getting the user information (no user profile) using JSOM.

  2. I thought I could be able to access these properties using REST (http://sympmarc.com/2014/01/21/getting-user-information-with-the-sharepoint-2013-rest-api/) but I get null for the Department property even if the property is set for the specified user.

  3. As suggested by the @harryB's answer, there is endpoint siteuserinfolist, however with this REST call I still get a null value for department:

                           `<d:Department m:null="true" />`

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REST end point for getting details for a particular user from the User Information List as below: For example below request would get the details of a user with userid (item id in the User Info List) = 16

  • I tried this endpoint and it works fine. However I still see the property null. Please check my question update. Nov 25, 2015 at 10:31
  • This information might be helpful for you. social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/…
    – HarryB
    Nov 25, 2015 at 10:40
  • Thanks really helpful. I've just found an issue on my tests, and I can see now data returned in the correct way. So your suggestion works, and the method .2 in my question too works. Nov 25, 2015 at 10:50

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