Many at times, I have been asked about mapping custom properties from Active Directory to SharePoint User Profile. I decided to answer them via this post.
Mapping fields from Active directory to SharePoint is very simple and straight forward. We will see a step by step demonstration now.
Go to your User Profile Properties, click on Manage Properties and Add Property
Enter the Name, Display Name, Type and Length of the field you are trying to map across to SharePoint (These attributes are for the SharePoint front). After entering these fields, as you scroll down the page, you will see the section “Add New Mapping”
Select the source of your AD Import from the dropdown, if you have just one AD Import profile, you will see that selected by default.
In the Attribute text field, enter the property name which is at the Active Directory side. Then click on Add. You will see the attribute is added in the Property Mapping for Synchronization section.
That’s it. You are done.
Click on OK and run a full synchronization.
You will see your property being pulled from AD to SharePoint.