I am trying to update the user profile property as by the method in this link. It is working for the user with permission Full Control. But it is not updating for the user with contribute permission. How can I update their own user profile property for the user with contribute permission?

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On the link you posted, did you check the note:

You can only edit the user profile properties that are editable (unlocked) on your MySite. Certain fields like department are usually locked for editing as per company policy

Ensure that the below setting is checked for that property.

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  • Yeah.. I found that and updated already but when updating the user profile property it gives me Internal Server Error 500(/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx)
    – Kumaraguru
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 7:14
  • Check the value that returns on loginname. The format should be domain\user Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 7:21
  • Yes, it returns correctly....Actually, I just made rootsite/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx after changing to site collection level rootsite/<sitecollection>/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx it works.Thanks for the help man..
    – Kumaraguru
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 7:29

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