How to Use the Current User Web Part in SharePoint 2013


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There are so many web parts out there that allow you to customize the look and feel of your site and improve the user experience. In this video we are going to talk about how to use the current user filter web part in SharePoint 2013.

In this example, we have a project site with a document library. We have documents modified by multiple people in different project phases. We also have a task list assigned to multiple different people.

Navigate to the filter page. Once this page opens, I want this page and all of the contents on the page to be customized to the current user…


  1. Excellent video. Can this web part be used for a person or group type field (for example: Assigned to) that is matched with members of a specific LDAP group? Thank you

  2. Thank you.  This was very clear.  I have a list where people request a service.  Sometime the admins enter the request on their behalf.  Is there anything I can ado w/ this filter to get around that?

  3. Great, informative post. Was wondering if you could offer a suggestion regarding external users. I have a current user filter which is set to 'Last Name'. When the external user logs into the SP Site through an outlook account, if their last name matches the Current User filter, they can see their documents on the page. HOWEVER, what if (2) EXTERNAL USERS need to see the SAME page, but have different last names — how can can I extend the Current User filter to accommodate both? IS there an even better way? Thanks in advance, and keep up the good work.


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