Users, Profiles, and Social Networking
SharePoint revolves around user collaboration. User collaboration thrives with user adoption of a SharePoint system, and for a SharePoint solution to engage users requires integration of user identity in the system. In Chapter 7, I shall cover security, which has an identity component and focuses on authentication in SharePoint 2013. In this chapter, I will discuss user profiles, which map user identity to the details about users.
Each user profile in SharePoint retains metadata about a person using the SharePoint platform, such as their role in the organization, photo, summary of skills, office ...