By the end of this article, you will learn how to configure My Site Host  in SharePoint 2019.


Prerequisites:

  • User Profile Service Application already created and configured. Follow this article in order to find out how to configure your User Profile Service Application.
  • Logged in with Farm Administrator account on the computer running the SharePoint Central Administration website or a service application administrator for the User Profile Service Application.

STEP 1: Navigate to your SharePoint Central Administration


Log in to your SharePoint Server with a Farm Admin account, open SharePoint Central Administration and click Manage Web Application:



STEP 2:  Create a New Web Application for My Site (optional)

If you already have a Web Application that you want to host My Sites, you can use it for the following configuration. Otherwise, you can create a new Web Application:


Click New from the top-left ribbon. Name the Web Application as “My Site Host Web” for easy identification and click OK.



STEP 3: Create My Site Host Site Collection


 This site collection must be created in the Web Application that you want to host My Sites. Navigate to Application Management from the left navigation. Click Create site Collections.



Select the Web Application that you want to host My Sites.


In the Web Site Address section, select the URL where you want to create the site collection. Generally, you should use the default path (which is displayed as / in the user interface), which is the root of the web application.


Also, before creating the new site collection,  make sure you select the My Site Host as a template for your new site.



In the Primary Site Collection Administrator section, and optionally in the Secondary Site Collection Administrator section, type an account in the format domain/username to specify an administrator for the site collection.



Click OK to create the new Site Collection.



STEP 4: Add a wildcard inclusion managed path to the web application (optional)



The wildcard inclusion managed path is the path under which separate site collections are created for a user's My Site.


From the Application Management, go to Manage Web applications and select the web application that you created to host My Sites. On the Web Applications tab, in the Manage group, click Managed Paths.



In the Define Managed Paths dialog box, in the Add a New Path section, in the Path box, type the path that you want to append to the URL namespace, and then select Wildcard inclusion. Click Add Path, and then click OK.


Note: For example, if your web application URL is http://mysites.contoso.com/ and you want users' individual site collections created under a path named "personal", type personal in the Path box. Separate My Sites site collections will be created for each user under http://mysites.contoso.com/personal/



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