Ask any builder and they’ll tell you, a solid foundation makes all the difference. It determines the longevity of a structure. In the world of user management, the initial creation of new accounts is no different. That’s why Bamboo returned to the manufacturing floor to create a powerful new release of User Account Setup Web Part, one of Bamboo’s leading SharePoint Administration products.
If you haven’t already been properly introduced, here’s an excerpt from the User Account Setup Web Part product page:
The User Account Setup Web Part allows SharePoint users designated an IT administrator to add users on their own rather than relying on IT personnel to create the accounts. You can create a new authentication provider (ADS, NT and SQL Membership) account while, at the same time, adding the account to defined SharePoint groups in different sites. With Active Directory authentication provider, optionally extend information collected defining additional attributes to be populated in both ADS and SharePoint attributes.
User Account Setup Web Part truly is chock full of features, and the latest release increases its potential, with:
Improved Settings Interface
Similar to the improvements mentioned in yesterday’s Password Change Web Part release announcement, User Account Setup Web Part now utilizes Bamboo’s new settings screen, providing improved organization and information where it counts:
Extension to Information Collected for ADS Accounts
Are your accounts being created in ADS? We have great news for you! Now you can add and remove extended attributes. And you can not only add attributes, but you can define the format, such as Text, Number, Date, and even automatically fill in attributes based on other attributes in the form (a great example is if you want to format Full Name as Last Name, First Name, automatically fill it in based on the First Name and Last Name attributes). These features provide a true standardization of your ADS user objects:
Ultimate Control of Where Accounts are Added
User Account Setup now provides true control of where accounts should be added: What OU? What Security Groups? What SharePoint Groups and/or Permission Levels? Does the requestor get to choose, or is it chosen for them?
IT Administrators Approval Required? No Problem!
Now with User Account Setup Web Part, route all account creations to a list of approval users before accounts are actually created:
Monitor Every Transaction
Transaction logs of all requests are available at your fingertips through a custom SharePoint List. Create alerts and workflows to help IT Administrators proactively monitor User Account Setup activity.
Improved End User Experience
User Account Setup Web Part went from a four-to-five step process to two, simplifying the interface and saving valuable time.
User Account Setup Web Part is available today with a free, fully-functional 30-day trial, so jump over to the product page, add the trial to your cart and check out. Already a proud owner of User Account Setup Web Part and would like to take advantage of the new features? Take a look at the User Account Setup Web Part upgrade policy for additional assistance.