Microsoft SharePoint 2007 User Profile Connector

Overview

Microsoft SharePoint 2007 User Profile Connector facilitates the reading, writing and deleting of users from Microsoft SharePoint 2007. It is also capable of running the user profile migration process in the event that a directory account name is updated.

The user profile connector achieves this by making calls via the MOSS 2007 Web Service.

Technical Requirements

As described in PrerequisitesCustom Web Services are required in order to perform the connector's full feature set.

Usage

The SharePoint 2007 User Profile connector can be used to read, write, delete and poll users from a single Microsoft SharePoint 2007 instance.

This connector utilizes the SharePoint Server 2007 Agent.

Reading Yes
Writing Yes
Deleting Yes
Polling Yes

Profile deletion is only possible once the custom web services have been installed and configured.

Schema

Fields in a SharePoint 2007 User Profile connector schema refer to individual user profile fields of the same name.

The schema provider for this connector will retrieve all known user profile fields for the target instance and map their names, value types and key settings.

There is a fixed schema field of AccountName, which represents the login of the user. This should be the only key field in the connector.

Configuration

The Microsoft SharePoint 2007 User Profile connector requires the following by way of configuration:

Name Description
Communicator Type The type of communicator to be used:
  • Bulk: Recommended - yields a significant performance increase for imports once the custom web services have been installed.
  • Standard: Uses the standard SharePoint user profile service.
Collection Size User profiles are retrieved in pages. This defines the total number of entities to be retrieved on each individual request.
Enforce SID History Determines whether profiles should retain their SID history following an account rename.

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