The SharePoint AD Self Service web part allows users to modify their personal Active Directory account information in an easy to use, user-friendly SharePoint web part.
By default, SharePoint users profiles are stored and can only be managed in Active Directory (AD). Except for IT administrators and members of Domain Admins, most users are unable to access Active Directory information, nor can they change their own AD properties. The SharePoint AD Self Service web part alleviates this burden on IT administrators by enabling individual users to maintain their own AD information in an intuitive interface. This allows IT administrators to focus on high-priority projects rather than account maintenance.
As an AJAX web part, SharePoint AD Self Service provides users with enjoyable using experience by enabling them to bypass annoying post backs and complete the modification easily. To make changes to their AD properties, what users need to do is type in the user name and password to enter into the page where the AD Self Service web part being added. The web part will automatically detect current login user and domain, retrieving his/her information from AD and display them in the web part. Then, users can start to modify. Finally, by clicking "save", the whole process has
- Add, modify, or delete the properties & tabs available in the web part;
- Downloadable log file stores all AD property changes and change attempts in one convenient place for IT administrators.
- Access was denied when multiple WFE servers were involved in the operation
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