You are currently reviewing an older revision of this page.
Go to current version


Getting user profile or user information of a specific or current user in SharePoint 2013 is very easy. SharePoint 2013 has provided client side object model library for the user profile activities; which enables deep interaction with user profile. For JavaScript side object model you need to load following .js file in order to start coding against User profile: "SP.UserProfiles.js".

In this article we will see how to fetch the user profile information of a specific or current user inside JavaScript/ client side.


First of all you need to load the “SP.UserProfiles.js, SP.Runtime.js and SP.js” js files on your SharePoint page, use following code snippet to load these files,


    $(document).ready(function () {

        var scriptbase = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_layouts/15/";

        $.getScript(scriptbase + "SP.Runtime.js",

            function () {

                $.getScript(scriptbase + "SP.js",

                   function () {

                       $.getScript(scriptbase + "SP.UserProfiles.js", GetUserInformation);






Here I am using “$(document).ready”, so you need to refer “jquery-1.6.2.min.jsalso. Now once the script files loaded successfully your code is ready to go. So to fetch the user profile, first of all

get the current client context. After that you need initialize the ‘SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager’ object. This is the class which provides all the information regarding user profile. The below code snippet gives you the user profile Information.


var userProfileProperties;

function GetUserInformation() {

 // Get the current client context.

        var clientContext = SP.ClientContext.get_current();

        //Get Instance of People Manager Class    

        var peopleManager = new SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager(clientContext);
        var targetUser = "domain\\userId";
        userProfileProperties = peopleManager.getPropertiesFor(targetUser);


        //Execute the Query.   


        clientContext.executeQueryAsync(onSuccess, onFail);    }


    function onSuccess () {

        // Display user information from userProfileProperties.



    function onFail (sender, args) {

        alert("Error: " + args.get_message());



So inside “onSuccess()” method you can get full information of user. In this way can get the User profile of person at client side.

Revert to this revision