Monday, 2 March 2015

My Sites-Configuration in SharePoint 2013


SharePoint 2013 major improvements are My Sites, User Profiles and news feeds. Here I will explain step-by-step process of setting up the my site Configuration in the SharePoint .
Prerequisites:
1. SharePoint 2013 installed on SharePoint server.
2. User Profile Configuration

Step1:Create a Separate Web Application for hosting My site
Go to the central administration->Application management->Manage web applications”

And create a dedicated web application (sd2013:101 in my example here)


Step2: Create a site collection in the root of the newly created web application
Site Collection must have “2013” experience and use “My Site Host” template.


Step3:Managed Paths
Once the  Site Collection creation has been completed click on the Managed Paths in the web application that you created to host My Sites.


Add a new managed path with wildcard inclusion.
Here we have  used “my” as the My Site managed path, but you can of course pick up anything else.

Step 4:Next click on Service Connections below Managed Paths.
There you need to make sure that the following is checked:
·         User Profile Service Application
·         Managed Metadata Service
·         Search Service Application



If you choose “Custom” (instead of the “Default”) in the Edit the following group of connections drop down, select any service applications to which you want to connect the web application.
Here We have selected as  “default”

Now setup self-service site creation also under the web app options
Go back to the Web application management, chose the application that you created to host My Sites, and click on the “Self Service Site Creation” button.

Click “On” in the “Site Collections” radio box, and enter your managed path in the “Start a Site” field (with “Prompt users to create a team site under” chosen)

step 5:Grant users permission to create new site collections (for my sites). Click on the “Permission Policy” button in the Web Application management, with the web application which hosts the my sites selected.

In the”Manage Permission Policy Levels”, click on the “Add Permission Policy Level”
Call it something like Mysite Creation.Grant Full Rights to "Create SubSites" and click on Ok.
·         Now you need to click on the user policy and then on add users.
·         Choose All Zones
·         On the next screen add the users you want to be able to create mysites. i Will use "Everyone"
·         Then check mySite Creation



·         And we need to grant that policy level to the users. Click on the “Users Policy” button in the Web Application management, with the web application that you created to host My Sites selected…

Click on the “Add users” link…


And select the users which you want to have rights to create my sites. On my case, it will be “Everyone”.


And now you should see “Everyone” with the new policy selected.


Step6: set up the my sites.
 Go to the Central Administration –> Application Management, and select “Manage service applications”.

Then select the “User Profile Service Application”

In the “User Profile Service Application”, click on “Setup My Sites”

STEP 7:setup the MySite Creation
In Central Admin go to Manage Service Applications -> User Profile Service Applications.
Then on "Setup My Sites"
Enter a preferred search center, My Site Host Location and personal Site Location ("My")
Step 8:Timer job feed activcation.
Go to the Central Administration –> Monitoring –>Timer Job –> Review job definitions

Find the “User Profile Service Application – Activity Feed Job”, and set up the activity feed sync timer according to your needs.






Click on Sites and you should get this. Go to the my site now and Enjoy the SharePoint .





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