SharePoint 2007: All you ever wanted to know about User Profiles
Posted by: Sahil Malik - blah.winsmarts.com,
on 07 Jul 2007 |
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There seems to be a lot of misinformation about this particular topic, so I am just going to type out what I know, and everyone please add/correct as you consider necessary. Also if there are other Q's that can be answered about User Profiles, please leave the questions as comments, and I'll add the answers when I can.
What are User profiles?
In SharePoint 2007, a userid is uniquely identified by his/her username. The username is tied to the membership provider that the site is configured to authenticate against. A user however has a lot more information about him/her other than just their userid. For instance, they may have a phone number, email etc. All this information goes in the user profile.
Why are user profiles...