How To Manage User Profiles in SharePoint Admin Center

Topics: SharePoint Intranet Portal, SharePoint Admin Center

This blog post is for organizations that need to work with user profile settings and it describes the common tasks.

Create and edit custom user properties

Identity is managed by Azure Active Directory in Office 365. SharePoint Online receives this profile information.  Create custom properties in the SharePoint admin center to store additional info about your users.

Add and remove admins in a OneDrive account

There maybe situations when you would want to  add and remove admins in a OneDrive account.

Steps

PS.(Select Show all to see the list of admin centers.) In case the new SharePoint admin center opens, select Classic SharePoint admin center in the left pane.

  • Select user profiles in the left pane.
  • Under People, select Manage User Profiles.

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  1. Enter the user's name and select Find.

  2. Right-click the user, select Manage site collection owners.

  3. Add and remove admins for the OneDrive account

  4. Select OK once you are done.

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Manage audiences

With the help of audiences you can customize content on pages so that it only appears to a selected people based on their:

  • Location in the reporting structure or public info in the user profile
  • Membership in a distribution list or security group

 Steps

PS.(Select Show all to see the list of admin centers.) In case the new SharePoint admin center opens, select Classic SharePoint admin center in the left pane.

  • Select user profiles in the left pane.
  • Under People, select Manage Audiences.de423783-b0dd-4742-a937-c634936f0dca

Creating a new audience:

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Disable OneDrive creation for some users

If you want to prevent some users from creating a OneDrive follow these simple steps

Steps

PS.(Select Show all to see the list of admin centers.) In case the new SharePoint admin center opens, select Classic SharePoint admin center in the left pane.

  • Select user profiles in the left pane
  • Under People, select Manage User Permissions.

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By default,every user has the permission to create personal sites which includes creating OneDrive. You can remove a particular group and specific groups to allow only licensed users to create a OneDrive.

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