SPSite constructor (String, SPUserToken)

Initializes a new instance of the SPSite class based on the specified absolute URL and user token.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public SPSite(
	string requestUrl,
	SPUserToken userToken


Type: System.String

A string that specifies the absolute URL for the site collection.

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUserToken

An SPUserToken object that represents the user token.

SPSite objects that are created with a user token run in the context of the specified user. It is not possible to change the user context of an SPSite object once it has been created. Switching users requires creating a new SPSite object.

The user token is transferable across site collections, but not across identity management systems. For example, pluggable membership and role providers that are making a request must match the provider on the resource side.

Use the UserToken property to get the user token that is associated with any SPUser object, not just the current user. If the requested user is not the current user, SharePoint Foundation builds the token from the security ID (SID) of the user and gets the group membership information using the authorization object model (see Authorization, users, groups, and the object model in SharePoint 2013).

The following code example returns the site collection located at http://Server_Name/sites/Site_Name/Subsite_Name with a specified user token.

using(SPSite oSiteCollection = new SPSite("http://Server_Name/sites/Site_Name/Subsite_Name/default.aspx", bUserToken))

Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Disposing Objects.