Managed Paths in SharePoint Online

Managed paths allow you to specify a path users will use to access your site contents. On migrating from SharePoint On-premises to SharePoint Online, the Client wanted to create managed paths /projects and /departments as in their existing on-premise environment.

Can we add a managed path in SharePoint Online?

Do you want to add a managed path to SharePoint Online? Unfortunately, SharePoint Online does not provide a mechanism for creating new managed paths via the SharePoint admin center or through PowerShell cmdlets (As of today!).

By default, SharePoint Online provides two managed paths:

  1. “sites”: This managed path is used for creating site collections, and the URLs for site collections created using this path follow this format: “https://<yourdomain><sitename>”.
  2. “teams”: This managed path is used for creating modern team sites, and the URLs for team sites created using this path follow this format: “https://<yourdomain><sitename>”.
In Short: SharePoint Online has no provision for the creation of managed paths!

On the “Create site” page in the SharePoint Online Admin center, choose “Other options”, and you can pick either “Sites” or “teams” as the managed path.

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The Classic new site collection creation page also offers managed path selections.

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