Administer the User Profile service in SharePoint Server

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The User Profile service is a shared service in SharePoint Server that enables the creation and administration of user profiles that can be accessed from multiple sites and farms. Administration of User Profile service applications in SharePoint Server can be delegated to a service application administrator by the farm administrator.

The following articles provide information about how to administer the User Profile service application in SharePoint Server.

** Building blocks ** Content Description
Create a User Profile service applications in SharePoint Server
Learn how to configure a User Profile service application in SharePoint Server.
Add, edit, or delete custom properties in SharePoint Server user profiles
Learn how to create, edit, and delete user profile properties in SharePoint Server.
Manage user profile synchronization in SharePoint Server
Learn about articles and worksheets to help you manage User Profile synchronization in SharePoint Server.