Jan 31
Create and Configure My Sites

To setup My Sites you will first need to create a User Profile Synchronization Service Application. You can find instructions to do this at http://www.retherfords.com/blogs/CoryRetherford/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=151 

  • Navigate to Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Web Applications
    • New Web Application or Site Collection
      • Use the screenshots to assist you with creating a My Sites Web Application
        • Optionally you could create a new wildcard inclusion and host the My Sites application within your main website if you are limited with namespaces.
        • I strongly suggest using naming formats as shown in the screenshots
          • For example I call my new My Site web application name WEB_APP_MYSITE_PRD which helps me identify in the DB what its purpose is.
          • Provide the host header where you intend to locate the My Site such as http://mysites.retherfords.com

  • Create a Wildcard inclusion
    • Only do this if you change the default My Content location
      • CA > Manage Web Applications > Web App > Managed Paths
        • Sites/personal
  • CA > Application Management > Service Applications > Manage Service Applications > User Profile Service Application > My Sites Settings > Setup My Sites
  • Lastly Navigate to the CA > Application Management > Manage Web Applications
    • Select the My Site Web Application and select Self-Service Site Creation for the Web App in the Ribbon
      • This allows User to create a My Site automatically


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