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Create App User

Posted by Paul on April 20, 2015

In this article we can see how to create an app user.

App User

Separate App User is required for development purposes. We cannot use the SharePoint System Account for App Installations as it will run in high-permission mode.

Create User

Open Active Directory Users & Computers to create the new user.


In the appearing application, choose the New User as following.


Enter the user information.


Click the Next button. Enter the password and you may choose to use the Password never expires option.


Click the Finish button in the next page.

Give Access

Open Control Panel > Users > Give other users access to this computer.


In the next tab choose Administrator option.


In the next page click the Finish button.

Now the user is created & assigned permission to the computer. You can test by logging in as the new user.


In this post we have created an App User.


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Create an IIS Certificate

Posted by Paul on January 30, 2015

In this article we can explore how to create an IIS Certificate.


Certificates are used to confirm the Identity of Servers. To create a certificate in IIS opens the INETMGR. You can see the Server Certificates icon highlighted.


Click on the Create Self-Signed Certificate link from the right pane. (For development purposes this is the easiest option. For production systems we need to purchase from an external provider like VeriSign)



For development purposes we need to export the certificate. Right click on the certificate to choose the option Export.


Enter the path & a password.


Click the OK button and the Certificate is created as shown below.




In this article we have explored how to create & export an IIS Certificate. For development purposes we can use this certificate to trust the server.

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Create & Export Certificate

Posted by Paul on December 1, 2014

In this post we can explore how to create & export a certificate in IIS.


Certificates are required for Secured Communications & Confirming Identity of a Server. For development purposes we can use IIS Certificates. For production purposes we have to rely on external certificate providers like VeriSign.

Create Certificate

Open INETMGR. Locate the Server Certificates icon.


From the right pane click on the Create Self-Signed Certificate link.


You will get the following wizard. Enter a name for the certificate as shown below.


Once the certificate is created, you can right click & choose Export option.


In the appearing dialog choose the file name and enter a password. The password will be used while importing.




In this post we have explored how to create and export a certificate.

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Create Site Column

Posted by Paul on October 12, 2014

In this article we can explore how to create a site column in SharePoint 2013.

Site Column

Following are the properties of a site column:

1. Site Column is a Type

2. Site Column allows Reusability

3. Site Column can be used in Content Types, Lists, Libraries

4. Site Columns can be OOB & Custom

5. Site Column can be created through SharePoint user interface & Programmatically

View Site Columns

You can view the site columns from Site Settings > Site Columns link.


You can see various site columns having different data types.


Create Site Column

Click on the Create button to create a new site column. You will get the following page.


You can specify the following:

1. Name of the site column

2. Type of the site column

3. Group of the site column

4. Description of the site column

5. Other custom properties

In the above example, I am creating a site column named SSN which is of data type Number. Click Ok button to create the site column.

You can see the new site column in the list.


Now you are ready to reuse the site column in your content type, list or library.



In this article we have explored Site Columns and how to create it.

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Create Crawl Rule

Posted by Paul on May 3, 2014

In this article we can explore how to create a crawl rule in SharePoint 2013.

What is Crawl Rule?

Crawl rules coupled with Content Sources allows to:

1. Include a path during crawl

2. Exclude a path during crawl

3. Specify Credentials for a path

4. Set Wildcards like * and Regular Expressions


You can discard Crawl Rules if your Content Source is working first hand.


Follow the steps below to create a crawl rule.

Step 1: Open Crawl Rules

Open Central Administration > Service Applications > Search Service Application > Crawl Rules


Step 2: Create Crawl Rule

Choose the New Crawl Rule option & enter the details as shown below.


Please note that you need to include asterisk (*) to include the URLS.

By default exclude option is selected, you need to choose the Include option. Check the Follow Links, Complex URLs, SharePoint content as HTTP pages options too.

For external web sites you can use the Anonymous access.

Step 3: Test Crawl Rule

Now we can test our crawl rule. Here we are entering a lengthy URL and make sure it is being caught by our crawl rule.


Once the Test is confirmed, we can go ahead with Full Crawl.



In this article we have explored how to create a crawl rule in SharePoint 2013.

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SharePoint 2010 Terms Creation

Posted by Paul on June 5, 2013

In this article I would like to explore on the Term creation & association aspects.

Term Creation

Following are the summary of activities involved:

1. Create Term Store & Terms

2. Create Library

3. Create Managed Metadata Column

4. Associate Terms

Create Term Store & Terms

We are going to create a Local Term Set, Term Set is a group of Terms & Local denotes the scope of Term Set only to site collection & sub sites.

Open SharePoint site & go to Site Actions > Site Settings > Term store management


You will get the following Term store management Tool as shown below:


Click on the Site Collection item > Context drop down menu > New Term Set item.


In the appearing page, enter the name for term set & press enter key. You can even set the Owner of the term set.


Now again open the Movie context menu & create term as shown below:


Enter the name of the term as shown below, create terms for following items.



If you do not have enough permission, you cannot see the context menu item.

Create Library

Now our Term Store is ready & we are good to create the library. Go ahead and create a new library & name it as Movies.


Create Managed Metadata Column

In the library settings choose create column & add the following column, type as Managed Metadata.

Scroll down & choose the Managed Metadata set.


Click the Ok button to save changes, now you are ready with Library & Term column.

Associate Terms

In this step, we are going to assign term (metadata) along with the movie file (data).

Upload a file & in the appearing dialog you will be able to enter the Term in the Category column.


Please note that there is auto-complete guidance.

On saving the changes, you can see the item as shown below:


This concludes our article on Term Creation & Association.


If you wanted to associate multiple values for a Managed Column, you can achieve this through the Allow Multiple Values for the library column property.



In this article we have explored Term creation & association.

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