I am receiving “Could not load User Profile Service Application, check your permissions or event log.”

Problem:

While trying to load our SharePoint farm with SPDocKit I received:
Could not load User Profile Service Application, check your permissions or event log.

Solution:

Your account or user that was running the SPDocKit does not have the proper privileges to load the User Profile Service Application properties.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open the SharePoint Central Administration of your farm.
  2. Navigate to Application Management > Manage Service Applications.
  3. Select your app from the list of Service Applications and click Permissions on the ribbon.

User Profile Service Application - Permissions

  1. Choose the desired user from the popup dialog box and make sure it has Full control permission checked.

Manage user profile permissions 2

  1. Repeat the process for the selected account but now in the Administrators group. Select your app from the list of Service Applications and click Administrators on the ribbon.

User Profile Service Application

  1. Choose the desired user from the popup dialog box and make sure it has Full control permission checked.

Permissions in Administrators for User Profile Service Application