Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation Now Available in SharePoint Server 2016

Hybrid self-service site creation allows an administrator of SharePoint Server 2016 to redirect the site creation experience to SharePoint Online where users are prompted to create sites through the modern site and group creation flow.

To configure hybrid self-service site creation:

Install the November 2017 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016.

Once installed, the option to configure hybrid self-service site creation will be available in SharePoint Central Administration.

To configure hybrid self-service site creation, select the Web application to configure and follow the configure options.


Hybrid self-service site creation respects your hybrid audience settings. If you use a hybrid audience, members of the hybrid audience will be redirected to SharePoint Online for self-service site creation, while on-premises only users will continue to be directed to self-service site creation in SharePoint Server.

When a user visits the self-service site creation Url on-premises, they will be redirected to the SharePoint Online site/group creation flow.

To learn more about hybrid self-service site creation in SharePoint Server 2016 visit https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt844720(v=office.16).aspx.