Configure self-service site creation (Office SharePoint Server Central Administration Help)

SharePoint 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

This Office product will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see , Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2008-01-17

You can allow users to create their own top-level Web sites by using the Self-Service Site Management page. To turn on the Self-Service Site Management feature for a particular Web application, a site collection must be at the root level of the Web application.

Users can also create subsites of any site for which they have the Create Subsites permission. The Create Subsites permission is included in the Full Control permission level by default, so any user or group assigned to that permission level can create a subsite of that site.
  1. On the top navigation bar, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the Application Security section, click Self-service site management.

  3. On the Self-Service Site Management page, in the Web Application section, verify that the Web application you want to change is selected.

    • On the Select Web Application page, select the Web application for which you want to enable self-service site creation.

  4. On the Self-Service Site Management page, in the Enable Self-Service Site Creation section, select On.

    When you enable Self-Service Site Creation, an announcement will be added to the Announcements list on the home page of the top-level Web site in the root site collection for the Web application. The announcement provides a link to the site creation page (scsignup.aspx in the _layouts directory; for example, http://server_name/_layouts/scsignup.aspx).
  5. To require users of self-service site creation to supply a secondary contact name for sites that they create when using the sign-up page, select the Require secondary contact check box.

  6. Click OK.