Find and Edit User Account Information in SharePoint

The best method of finding user information is to click the user's name in SharePoint.

For example when you add a new user to your site collection, click the user's name and a page will open with user details. On this page will be the Account which includes the authentication identifier (e.g. "i:0#.w|") and the "SAM" (e.g. MG2\user_domain).

In SharePoint Foundation user information can be edited directly from this page by clicking on Edit Item:


In SharePoint Enterprise, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your admin URL (SharePoint URL/Admin)
  2. Click on Manage User Profile Application
  3. Click on Manage User Profiles
  4. Search for the user
  5. On the users item’s drop-down menu, select Edit My Profile
  6. Update the fields as needed
  7. Save and close the profile (all the way at the bottom of the page on the right)
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