Questions tagged [user-accounts]

a user account is identified by a username (also user name) and is the users way to identify herself in SharePoint

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Sign in as different user in SharePoint 2013

I use SharePoint 2013 and I need to change my current user in my SharePoint site. How can I change my current user? How can I add sub menu (sign in as different user) to my menu ?
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Inconsistent user names in SharePoint

Using SharePoint 2010, some user names in the people pickes and User Information List are shown by John Smith. Others are companyDomain\jsmith. We would like to correct this for consistency. I have ...
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Web scoped Timer Job

Could you help me understand the SharePoint timer job? The issue is simple. I should implement a page and put it to the layout folder (the page should be accessible from any web). This page should ...
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Login takes SHAREPOINT\system Account

When I Open m Web sometimes it Takes "SHAREPOINT\system" Account insted of My Own Account.. Can anyone help me why it is doing like that?
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How can I be logged in in parallel with different user profiles for testing, what users with certain permissions can see in a SharePoint site?

When defining permissions in a SharePoint 2013 site or library I'd often wish to easily test what a users with (only) those permissions can see on this site. So I think I'll have to create some test ...
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User with Full Control can't access or edit member of a group

Like the title describes I have a user who is assigned full permissions but when I click on on the user groups I get a permissions error "You do not have permission to view the membership of the group"...
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How to find the number of Active Logged in Users across all site collections

I wish to know the possible ways to find out the count of all currently logged in users across all the SharePoint site collections in a farm. For example (users logged into sites) John - http://...
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Get current logged user name for user “Account operates as System”

When I'm try to get current logged user name for account domain\username and I added many users to this option "Account operates as System" In code I got the system account not the real name of user "...
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How do I eliminate duplicate user accounts?

I have a user who is listed only once in our AD, only comes up once in the user selection search, however she is listed twice when looking at a user field within a the datasheet view. Is there any ...
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How to update a renamed Active Directory User in the SharePoint People Picker

Only the user Display Name was updated in Active Directory. However the incorrect old display name is not updated in SharePoint People Picker and still shows the old name. The "User's Security ...
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Does i:0#.w| part matter in superuser or superreader username on web app properties?

I'm trying to figure out continuous "Unable to write SPDistributedCache call usage entry." error in ULS and some instructions like this suggests that issue might be with super accounts having ...
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Users Not Displayed In SharePoint Groups, Missing From User Information List

When certain users are added to a SharePoint group in a particular site collection, they do not appear in the user list in the browser. If added outside of a SharePoint group (ie: given a permission ...
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SharePoint 2013 External Users

I'm setting up a brand new SharePoint 2013 server and site, but haven't personally touched SharePoint since 2007. I don't want to use Windows Auth or any Active Directory for user management. Which, ...
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Limitations for concurrent login of the same user?

I am not aware of such limitation but recently while preforming some custom upgrades to our farm I experienced some strange things (or not?). Our development team is sharing Site Collection Admin ...
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People Picker:’ Select People and Groups’ finder doesn’t find users from site collection

Environments(test/production): Production: • MOSS 2007 Ent. SP2 (2008 r2 x64) • 1x App(2008 r2 x64) • 2x WFE(2008 r2 x64) • 1x SQL 2008 (2008 r2 x64) • Profile import will find users ...
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Is there a way to create a new list item with other user using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client namespace

We have a SharePoint list in which each user has permission to view only records created by him. I have a task to write a service that generates list items, list item must be created by another user ...
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How to update user field, multi user field, taxonomy field & multi taxonomy fields using GRAPH

I am using MS documentation mentioned at "https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/docs/api-reference/beta/api/listitem_update". All other types of fields are getting updated but user and taxonomy ...
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Get-SPUser without specify a site collection

I am going to migrate users with Move-SPUser. To do this, I am getting the user first: $user = Get-SPUser -Identity $adAccount -web https://sharepoint/site-collection The moving them: Move-SPUser –...
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A user seemingly modified a document after their account was deactivated

Our company uses Office 365. A user left and our IT team confirms that her account was disabled in June. There's a document in SharePoint showing that she created it in April (ok) and edited it in ...
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Does deleting an Office 365 user also delete their SharePoint Online files?

I've been having difficulty finding an answer to this question. When I delete an Office 365 user account (and their license), it warns me that their data will be deleted as well. Does this include ...
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Password management web parts? [closed]

Does anyone of you know some webpart providers. I am desperately looking for a SharePoint webpart which can do following. change password lost password recovery (e-mail) change password reminder (e-...
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Convert single user from windows classic to windows claims

3 years ago we migrated from SP2010 to SP2013 and so also the users. We noticed that some users have not been migrated/converted. I was looking for a way to convert them and found the Move-SPUser cmd-...
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Set Default user when EnsureUser fails

I made the following Powershell script to check if a user exists in Sharepoint 2013: $siteCollUrl = "http://my-sharepoint-site" $spSourceWeb = Get-SPWeb $siteCollUrl; $test_user = "CONTOSO\...
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How do I find out what a group has permission to?

I'm cleaning up a farm that has loads of junk groups on it. Is there an easy way to tell if any of these groups have been assigned access to anything? The intention is to delete groups that have ...
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ADFS 2016 and SharePoint 2016, 2 differant accounts in SP permission group?

We are using SharePoint 2016 and ADFS 2016. I have a situation that userX requested permissions to siteA. We are using the OOTB request access approval functionality. The approver received an email ...
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Reuse already existing accounts in my new brand SP2016

Regarding my new challenge, where I should install a new brand SP2016 following the best practices. I started to prepared the environment but during the analysis I bumped to the Question/Dilemma : ...
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Simple Question about stsadm -o migrateuser cmdlet

Just for my clarification i want to ask a simple question: I per my understanding, stsadm -o migrateuser command will only migrate the userAccounts if the userAccounts exists on both Active ...
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Limit number of users in a security group

I've a requirement like there should be only one user with some specific permissions on a given site. We should not allow Admin to add more than one user with those permissions, So I created a group ...
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Where is my Organization Chart?

All i am trying to achieve is to populate the "My Organization Chart", for new users it doesn't display anything: For other users you are able to see the data: I tried to start the "start profile ...
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System Account Vs. Site Collection Administrators

I have SharePoint 2010 Server. I have put myself as a Site Collection Administrator. Somehow someone was able to check out a document with the System Account. I, thinking that I had just as much ...
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SPFx how to set a people field in a list, e.g. “convert” AccountName to Lookup ID?

I am trying to build an SPFx WebPart with React Office UI Fabric. I have a SharePoint list with a People field called AssignedTo. The lookup ID values are like 12, 20, and so on. When I select a ...
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Migration from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 in new domain but users reside in old domain

We need to migrate a site from SharePoint 2010 in Domain A to SharePoint 2013 in Domain B. Domain B has a trust to Domain A and it is planned to keep the users in Domain A - they won't get migrated to ...
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How to force sharepoint to stop returning search results for defunct claims provider?

I had installed a custom claims provider, and used it to search for and add some users via the claims picker. Now, I have removed the claims provider, and via powershell, removed the corresponding ...
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Logged as another user

UPDATE : I've totally disabled the Distributed Cache, however, the problem is still there. For the record, I've applied CU7 for AppFabric as well as SharePoint 2013 Server March '13 CU. No luck so ...
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How do I clear the user list that the permission checker uses?

I have gone through my site user list and deleted all duplicate entries. However, when I go to the "Check Permissions" page and search for some users, they still show up twice. One entry has no ...
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Where are users in SharePoint stored?

Quick question, I don't know how SharePoint i set up like this, but where are users stored? I recently got to a new workplace and there's a Sharepoint site here which has been programmed a bit. And I ...
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Unable to get users from user profile for SHAREPOINT\system

I'm retrieving user profiles data from SharePoint user profile. Its working fine. I have SharePoint site http://pc5 and user with login name pc5\akshay for this user I'm able to get data from user ...
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The field 'Author' of type 'User' cannot be used in the query filter expression

I was making a rest api call with Odata filter author/id. I want to get survey responses of a particular user. _api/Web/Lists(guid'id')/items?$select=Id,Author/ID&$expand=Author/ID&$filter=(...
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Check if the user has attached any file

When I open(edit) some item in a list I want to check with JavaScript if the user has attached any file in my Edit Form...
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Why can the local administartor access a site collection?

I'm stumped by an access phenomenon because I am not sure how the permisssons for accessing a site collection work in this specific scenario: Even though I shouln't be able to do so, I am accessing ...
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How To Set/Update user profile custom property value programmatically?

Currently created User Profile Custom Property "Function" programmatically,But I Don't Know How To assign Value To That Custom Property programmatically.
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Why I get “Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation” while looping groups users

Could anyone explain me why when I trying to loop user of a group foreach (var u in group.Users){....}, I get the error : Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation. I notice that inside ...
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Duplicate users

I am looking at two user accounts: userdisp.aspx?ID=10 and userdisp.aspx?ID=11. User Id = 10 has an account name i:0#.w|MyDomain\Bob.Smith. User Id = 11 has an account name MyDomain\Bob.Smith. I ...
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Username's skype status is showing “Presence unknown” on a site collection, while it is working well on the other site collections

I have the following problem, inside our sharepoint on-premises 2013, which we did NOT configure any user profile managed service for it. on our root site collection, i have noted that certain user ...
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Retrieving list of users in a site shows expired accounts

I'm retrieving a list of users using the following: public List<SPUsersEntity> FetchItems(string siteName) { try { PostEvent("Attempting to load users from: " + siteName, ...
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New-SMBShare : No mapping between account names and security IDs was done

I am creating Shared folder and want to set permissions on it with SharePoint farm account and App_Pool Account as below: $FullAccessAccounts = "domain\farm,domain\app_pool" $ReadAccount = "domain\...
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Copy user accounts across site collections

I am writing an archival Feature for a SharePoint 2010 list using C#. I have it copying the list items and all version history over to the new site collection but the Modified By and Created By fields ...
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Retrieve only the fields shown in userdisp.aspx from User Information List

I have built a Web Part in Visual Studio 2008 to show the current user's information (this is for WSS 3.0). I have no problem iterating through all the fields in the SPListItem, but I want to filter ...
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Sharepoint 2010 grab SIP address from AD?

I would like to have the 'SIP Address' (eg. sip:myname.companyname.com) field automatically filled in so we can use Portal's 'presence' functionality - as far as I can see we have no dedicated LDAP ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Change Password WebPart?

I´m searching for a free SharePoint 2010 WebPart to change the password from the current user.

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