I have about 7900 users in Office 365 that are active and have a license (Office 365 Education Plus for students OR Office 365 Education Plus for faculty) applied to the profile. Of those users, less than 10% have a SharePoint Online User Profile. This leads me to a few questions:
- Is a user profile only created after a user logs in?
- If that is the case, how can I create the Profiles Manually? I'm not finding any way to create actual user profiles via CSOM.
- If I add the users to a site collection, will SharePoint automatically make a User Profile for that user or must that user actually log in to the site first?
I would like to add all the users' data before we launch Office 365 as we have many properties not available in Active Directory and thus not synced to Azure AD. We would like all the users to show up in People Search with those additional properties not available in AD. I have a sync script running that is successfully syncing all the properties, I just need all the users to have Profiles.