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We have a SharePoint site with more than 2500 personal sites. These mysites contain custom properties where inividual users update their information like Industry experience, expertise etc. Often higher officers don't have time to update these information on their own but they ask their assistants to update it by sharing their password to the site. How can we allow delegated assistants to update profiles of their officers without having to know the password. basically here's what I need,
1. Offiecers delegate an assistant to update their profile.
2. Assistant log on to sharepoint portal using their own log on information and access their officer's profile to update.

Is that possible?? do I have to build a custom code with impersonation.??

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by:quihong
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Yes its possible. What version of SharePoint 2007 or 2010?

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by:BoozTech
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It's SharePoint 2007.
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Go to Central Admin->Shared Services1

Under the heading User Profiles and My Sites->Personalize Services Permissions.

You want to assign the assistance "Manage User Profiles" rights.

For the assistance to update their officers profile, they would go into Central Admin->Shared Services1->User Profiles and Properties->View User Profiles. Find their officers profile and update it.

Note that when you give the assistance "Manage User Profiles" rights, you are enabling them to update any user profile, not just their officers. It is not possible to only allow the assistance to update their officers profile.


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by:BoozTech
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I do not want to go this route by giving users permission to update user profiles on central admin. We do have private and public views for each mysite. And we have ui sections on mysite where you can add information from the form fields and save. It's custom developed. I guess we need to modify the code and allow impersonation.
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by:quihong
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I can't speak to your custom development work/process, but the method I outlined is the out of box method and would be the simplest.
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by:BoozTech
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I understand, thanks for your replies.
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So, is there any other way to edit Mysites of other users??? For ex: Can I update information on my Manager's mysite on behalf of him without having to log on as him????
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