The User Profile Service web service namespace is an arbitrary name for a reference to the UserProfileService.asmx web service in SharePoint Server 2013.
The UserProfileService class in the web service includes methods to manage user profiles. For example, to add a link to the My Links page on the My Site for the specified account name, you use the AddLink method of the UserProfileService class. To remove a colleague from the My Colleagues page for the specified account name, you use the RemoveColleague method.
You can also use the relevant properties of various classes in the User Profile Service web service namespace to get or set a particular property. For example, to get or set common memberships that two user profiles share, you use the Memberships property in the InCommonData class. To specify or determine whether a property value was changed for a particular user profile property, you use the IsValueChanged property of the PropertyData class.
The User Profile Service web service provides a user profile interface for remote clients to read and create user profiles. To use the User Profile Service web service library, you must generate a proxy class in either Microsoft Visual C# or Microsoft Visual Basic through which you can call the various web service methods.
The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) for the User Profile Service web service endpoint is accessed through UserProfileService.asmx?wsdl.
The following example shows the format of the URL to the User Profile Service web service WSDL file.
http://< server >/< customsite >/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx
If you do not have a custom site, you can use the following URL.
http://< server >/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx
It is recommended that you create a custom site, and then use the URL that includes the custom site in the URL format.
The following table describes each element in the URL.
The name of the server on which SharePoint Server 2013 is deployed.
A custom SharePoint Server 2013 site that the server administrator creates.
The name of the web service endpoint. For the User Profile Service web service, it is UserProfileService.asmx.
For more information about the WSDL format, see the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WSDL Specification.
|ContactData||Represents a user profile contact that contains information about the contact.|
|GetUserProfileByIndexResult||Represents information about a user profile.|
|InCommonData||Represents the colleagues, memberships, and manager data in common between two user profiles.|
|MemberGroupData||Represents information about a member group.|
|MembershipData||Contains information about a membership.|
|OrganizationProfileData||Represents an organization.|
|PinnedLinkData||Represents information about a pinned link.|
|PropertyData||Contains user profile property information.|
|PropertyInfo||Represents the information about a user profile property.|
|QuickLinkData||Represents the information about a quick link.|
|SPTimeZone||Represents the time zone setting that is implemented on a SharePoint Server website.|
|UserProfileService||Provides a Web service to manage user profiles.|
|ValueData||Represents the value of a property for a user profile.|
|ChoiceTypes||Defines the type of choice list for a user profile property.|
|MembershipSource||Represents the source of a member group involved in a particular membership.|
|Privacy||Represents the privacy level that specifies the set of users who are allowed to access a protected resource.|
|SuggestionType||Specifies the type of suggestion.|