Gino Abraham's Blog

January 2016 Entries

Powershell to make User Principle Name (UPN) of SharePoint user profile service editable

Use the below script to make the UPN updatable.
This was handy incase of Site minder configuration for SharePoint where in there was no profile sync in place and a profile was provisioned as and when the user logs in for the first time.

Without UPN Sp2013 workflows and App will not work, we wrote a module to capture the first time login and updated the UPN with the identity claim under the same user's session.

$siteurl = "http://SPWebAPP:PortNo"
if ((Get-PSSnapin -Name Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null )
Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell
$site = Get-SPSite -Identity $siteurl -ErrorAction Stop
$ctx = [Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext]::GetContext($site)
$upm = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($ctx)
$upcm = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager($ctx)
foreach($property in $upm.Properties)
if($property.Name -eq "SPS-UserPrincipalName")
Write-Host $property.IsUserEditable
$property.IsUserEditable = $true;
$property.IsVisibleOnEditor = $false;
$property.IsVisibleOnViewer = $false;