User profiles and identities

Summary: Find the set of overview and planning topics for user profiles and identities for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016.

The following articles cover user profiles and identities in SharePoint Server .

Content Description
Building blocks Overview of profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2013
Learn about profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2013.
Building blocks Overview of profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2013
Learn about profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2016.
Building blocks Plan profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013
Learn how to plan for profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2013.
Building blocks User Profile service architecture
Learn about the User Profile service application and how SharePoint Server uses it to enable features such as audiences and My Sites.
Checklist icon (not checked) Plan user profiles in SharePoint Server
Plan user profiles for SharePoint Server.
Checklist icon (not checked) People Picker and claims providers overview
Get an overview of People Picker and links to topics about how to plan for People Picker in SharePoint Server 2013.