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2508629 - How to disable Directory search or hide/


How to hide or disable the Directory Search in Company Info?

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Reproducing the Issue

How can we hide or disable the Directory Search in Company Info?



You may need to create a Support case to disable the "User Directory" at the backend (Provisioning) or reach out to your Implementation Partner.

Please note that the "Action Search" will also be disabled if the "User Directory" is disabled.

You can also remove permission to it via Permission Roles > General User Permission > 'User Search'


But again, please note that disabling this will remove access to the Directory and it will also remove access to the People Search / Action Search and may also impact other modules using the search option.

So, in general, we do not recommend that.

If you wish to have the behaviour of this feature changed, please open an Enhancement Request to have this put on the roadmap for a future release.

See Also

2181819 - Enable Action Search


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