Monday, March 11, 2013

Sharepoint 2013: Help, my user account contains some strange characters

After upgrading a Sharepoint environment from Sharepoint 2010 to Sharepoint 2013, users started to panic.

Why? Because some strange characters were added to their account names. To give you an example:

“Lastname Firstname (i:0#.w|domain\accountname)”

Did something strange happened during the migration that changed all the accounts? No, this is actually a feature. What you see is the claim information about this user.

How do you need to decode this claim information?

  • i an identity claim
  • # user logon name
  • . of type string
  • w windows account

More information can be found here: http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/How-Claims-encoding-works-in-SharePoint-2010.aspx

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