Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hide / Disable My Site, My Profile and Social Tags


Hide / Disable My Site, My Profile and Social Tags

To hide My Site, My Profile and disable Social Tags

  • Go to Central Administration > Application Management > Manage service applications > User profile service application
  • From the ribbon, Click “Manage User Permissions” under People
  • In the “Permissions for User Profile Service Application” pop up, select a user group, e.g. All authenticated Users.
    Uncheck the “Permissions” item, base on what you want to disable. Click OK to save the settings.

Unchecking Use Personal Features will hide My Profile
Unchecking Create Personal Site will hide My Site
Unchecking Use Social Features will disable Tagging, Note Board, and Ratings

Hiding the social tags across the farm
Since unchecking the the above feature will only disable the tags, it is still visible on your web pages. You can completely remove them by opting for one of the below methods..
To completely remove from all web applications.. go to CA > System Settings > Farm Management > Manage farm feature
Deactivate the feature "Social Tages and Note Board Ribbon controls" feature.

Hiding the social tags for specific site or web
If some some reason, you didnt want the social tag to be shown in a particular site or web, you can use css styling to hide it. Following CSS will hide the tags..

.s4-socialdata-notif {
you can put this directly on the page using a content editor webpart or use a custom css file and include it in the masterpage

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