I would like to know how to configure search to remove Test Dev users in Author Refinement web part. I am using SharePoint Online.
People search basically pulls the data from User Profile Service.there are couple of ways to do it.
- If you dont want those user at all in the SharePoint then configure the exclusion filters in UPA sync then UPA will not import those users.
- I think you can create the Seach Rule but not sure.
- create a custom user profile property and then mapping it to a managed property in search. Then, using the managed property, we are able to exclude unwanted profiles from being included in the People search scope.