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2859065 - RBP to Control Photos in Module Pages People Search


  • How can users not see the profile photos when searching for other users in search in different module pages?
  • Configure Role-Based Permissions to control the auto-complete search results of Search in module pages so that the information is provided on a need-to-know basis.
  • NOTE: This permission does NOT impact behavior of the People Search in the global page header

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Reproducing the Issue

  • Photos are visible when searching for users in search in different module pages.
  • Photos in search do not respect the RBP permission Employee Data > Photo > View/Edit


As part of the 1911 enhancement, administrators can now restrict a user's ability to view another user's photo in module page search via RBP permissions. This will align with certain companies' security policies.

How to enable the functionality?

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Manage Permission Role
  2. Select role > click "Permission..."
  3. Under User Permissions, select Employee Data > Photo
  4. Enable the View and Edit switches for users to see the photos in search and PP3; and vice versa

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If a user has NO permission to see the photo (via Employee Data > Photo > View/Edit), they will only see the default photo.

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Where is this functionality available in?

IMPORTANT NOTE: This permission does NOT impact behavior of the People Search in the global page header, which is controlled by a company-level configuration setting and not by role-based permissions.

This enhancement is only available for Search in the following module pages:

Employee Central
  • Job Info

  • Job Relationships
  • Employment Info
  • Company Structure Overview
  • Position Org Chart
  • Termination Screen
  • Workflow
People Profile User info block > Live Profile Manager Fields
Org Chart Search box
Recruiting Management
  • Offer > Offer Approval > Add Approver

  • Requisition > Job Req Summary > Filter Options > User fields for operators
  • Candidate Summary > Forward > Forward to Job Requisitions
  • Candidate Summary > Forward to Colleague
  • Preferences > My Recruiting Team Preferences > Default Operator
  • Preferences > My Recruiting Team Preferences > Additional Users
  • Requisition > Job Req Summary > Create new > Create from blank template
  • Requisition > Job Req Summary > Create new > Copy Existing Job Requisition
  • Requisition > Job Req Summary > Create new > Edit existing Requisition
  • Requisition > Job Req Summary > Edit existing requisition > Add Additional Users (Team Recruiting)
  • Interview Scheduling > Select Candidate > Start Scheduling > Add Interviewer
  • Interview Scheduling > Select Candidate > Assigned to (interviewer)
  • Admin Center > Manage Recruiting Settings > Recruiting Subscriber Settings
  • Events > Create New Event > Copy Existing Event
  • Events > Create New Event > Create New Event from Blank Template / Families and Roles
  • Buddy Assignment

  • Recommended People Assignment
Role-Based Permission
  • Set DPCS Statement Status > Search external user

  • Data Privacy Statement > Search external user
  • Manage permission groups > team view field
Performance and Goals
  • Add Modifier

  • Ask for Feedback
  • Get Feedback
  • Launch Form
  • Document Transfer with EX option on
  • Delete Document
  • Route Document
  • Restore Deleted Document
  • Manage Document Visibility
  • Route Signature Stage Document
  • Route Completed Form
  • Modify Form Route Map
  • Manage route map > "User" role configure
  • Form Inbox 1.0
  • Change document date
Data Protection and Privacy
  • Change audit reports

  • Read audit reports
  • Subject information
360 Reviews - SAP Fiori Version All pages
Development Mentoring > Participant Invitations
  • Rewards and Recognition > Nomination

  • Benefits
Succession All pages
Presentations All pages
Continuous Performance Management Give and Request feedback
Calibration Calibration Session

See Also

People Search in Module Pages


photo, search, people search, rbp, permission, default photo, module page, role based permission, org chart, onboarding, performance, recruiting, employee central, bizx, platform , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-SRH , Search , LOD-SF-EP-PP3 , DO NOT USE [Use a sub component of LOD-SF-EP] , Product Enhancement


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