I am working on an Office 365 SharePoint online 2013. Now when I wanted to create a new private site collection, inside the online SharePoint admin center, I did not find the option to create new managed path, as I use to get when creating a site collection inside SharePoint on-premise. So how do I create a new managed paths inside SharePoint online?

  • This is by design. Get used to not being able to do a lot of the things you did on prem. Nov 11, 2016 at 17:44

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In short: you can't.
By default only sites and teams are available and that's it. You can't add new one.
Checkout related question here

  • thanks for the reply ,, but inside the link u provided , someone mention the following sentence in his reply "You must also be aware that it is recomanded to keep to < 20 per Web Application, so you need to balance carefully how new Managed Paths are created.".. so this gives an indication that we can create new managed paths inside SP online but it is recommended to keep them < 20 .. is this correct ?
    – John John
    Nov 11, 2016 at 17:42
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    no, you cannot create managed paths in SPO. Nov 11, 2016 at 17:45
  • @EricAlexander so we can only create new site collections either under "/teams/" or "/sites/" ??? which are both wildcard managed paths ?
    – John John
    Nov 11, 2016 at 17:46
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    True. In the related question Marius talking about on-premise managed paths, not online. Nov 11, 2016 at 17:48

It is not feasible. Every site should be created under https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites or https://contoso.sharepoint.com/teams.

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  • this is a bit strange ,, so we only have two wildcard managed paths inside SP online "/sites/" & "/teams/" so we cannot even have an explicit including managed path ???
    – John John
    Nov 11, 2016 at 17:45
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    Yes, we cannot. This is another limitation
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Nov 11, 2016 at 18:38

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