Profile Manager


You can create a user profile in Windows Stored User Names and Passwords applet, in order to specify the user context to run External Data Connector integration tasks.

The stored user profile persists for all subsequent logon sessions on the same computer where External Data Connector is installed. The stored user profiles are visible to other logon sessions on the same computer.

The stored user profile created by using External Data Connector Profile Manager is restricted to the Windows User Profile context. If the Windows User Profile is maintained locally, External Data Connector stored user profile is accessible only by the same user in the same computer. If the user who creates External Data Connector stored user profile, has a Roaming user account in the enterprise, the External Data Connector stored user profile can be accessed by the same user in any computer in the Windows enterprise.

The stored user profile is a generic credential of Windows Stored User Names and Passwords applet and can be used by External Data Connector application only. The credential information is stored securely in an 256 bit encrypted format in Windows Stored User Names and Passwords applet.

1. In order to create a External Data Connector stored user profile, Click on ... button while specifying authentication details for SharePoint or external data source in connection creation.
   
2. The Profile Manager dialog will be shown as below,
 
   
3. In order to add user profile, click Add button and provide user information in the New User Profile as shown below,
 
   
4. The newly added user profile will be shown in the Profile Manager as below:
 
Henceforth, the stored user profile can be used as credential input in External Data Connector application in order to connect to the SharePoint or Data Source environment.
   
5. Click Close button to close the Profile Manager dialog.
   
6. Additional References:
Behavior of stored user names and passwords
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281660
   
Stored User Name and Password Best practices
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784749(WS.10).aspx