User Profile service application in SharePoint 2013/2016

In this SharePoint tutorial, I will explain the User Profile service application in SharePoint 2013/2016 and how to synchronize AD Services user profile and groups into SharePoint 2013/2016.

User Profile service application in SharePoint 2013/2016

Follow the below steps to create and configure user profile service application

Open SharePoint 2013 central administration and Under system settings -> Click Manage services on the server. Navigate through User Profile Synchronization Service -> Click Start if it’s not started. While starting it will ask to enter a valid service account credential.

user profile service application sharepoint 2016
user profile service application sharepoint 2016

So now the service has been successfully started now.

Then Open Manage service application under service application and click on User profile service application. On this page you are able to see the default number of user profile.

create user profile service application sharepoint 2013
create user profile service application sharepoint 2013

Lets we are now going to create the connection to synchronize the profile from Active directory domain services.

Click on Configure Synchronization Connections and then click Create new connection.

create user profile service application sharepoint 2016
create user profile service application sharepoint 2016

Provide the new connection name and Enter Forest name. Choose auto discover the domain controller and enter your domain username and password.

create user profile service application sharepoint 2013 step by step
create user profile service application sharepoint 2013 step by step

Click Populate container. So it will be querying. Now you are able to see the containers available in your AD Services.

setup user profile service application sharepoint 2013
setup user profile service application sharepoint 2013

Click Select all or select which units you needed. In my case am select all the units.

configure user profile service application sharepoint 2013
configure user profile service application sharepoint 2013

Click Ok to complete. So now the new AD Sync connection has been created successfully.

creating user profile service application in sharepoint 2013
creating user profile service application in sharepoint 2013

Now Open Configure synchronization timer job and set for every ‘5’ Minutes.

how to configure user profile service application in sharepoint 2013
how to configure user profile service application in sharepoint 2013

Click Enable and Click Start Profile synchronization.

how to create user profile service application in sharepoint 2013
how to create user profile service application in sharepoint 2013

Start incremental – > Click Ok

how to create user profile service application in sharepoint 2016
how to create user profile service application in sharepoint 2016

Let’ s see the timer job is running on the back end.

user profile service application sharepoint 2016
user profile service application sharepoint 2016

so see the final result.

create user profile service application sharepoint 2013
create user profile service application sharepoint 2013

Number of user profiles synced: 19

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Hope this SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains, how to create and configure user profile application in SharePoint 2013/2016.

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