Friday, December 19, 2014

Setting Timespan for forms authenticated user in SharePoint

If you want to make user logout after one min of idle status try the below code, this is only for forms authenticated users.
Run the below script in powershell script

$Data = Get-SPSecurityTokenServiceConfig
$Data .UseSessionCookies = $true
$Data .FormsTokenLifetime = (New-Timespan –Minutes 2)
$Data .LogonTokenCacheExpirationWindow = (New-Timespan –Minutes 1)
$Data .Update() 

Enabling session in SharePoint

Error:System.Web.HttpException: Session state can only be used when enableSessionState is set to true, either in a configuration file or in the Page directive. Please also make sure that System.Web.SessionStateModule or a custom session state module is included in the <configuration>\<system.web>\<httpModules> section in the application configuration.

When you see the above error try the below resolution
Enable-SPSessionStateService -DefaultProvision

I have tried many solutions that are out there on other site but nothing seems to resolve my issue
finally used powershell command and site came up like magic.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Important points on OAuth for SharePoint 2013

first and most important point is that OAuth is for apps and not for users in SharePoint
OAuth is Web Standard to manage permissions and security for modules like App on Web
OAuth is used to authenticate and authorize app and service
If you are developing an app on SharePoint online there is no need to create OAuth exclusively, it is integrated with the app by default
If development is done on SharePoint Onprem then we have two options:

1.Create a "high trust" app and deploy it, in this scenario tactically there wont be OAuth because there wont be any Authentication server(ACS) to send and get tokens. this type of method is used for creating internal Apps with in the network.

2.The other way is having an azure account and
   Set up SP2013 with Azure account
   create a certificate for SharePoint 2013
   register it in SharePoint server
the above all process is not so easy which it looks like.

CRUD operations in SharePoint 2013 using REST and C#.Net

Below is CRUD operations on a SharePoint list using Rest and C#
to get this working replace site with your site name
here i am using ContactList for CRUD operations

using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Json;
using System.Text;
using System.Xml;
namespace REST
    class Program
        static string sharepointUrl = "http://Site/_api/web/Lists/getByTitle('ContactList')/items";
       public static Stream postStream;
       public static string results;
       public static string newFormDigest;

        static void Main(string[] args)


        private static void DeleteItem()
             //184 in the below url is Item ID of a list
            Uri uri = new Uri("http://Site/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('ContactList')/items(184)");
            HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(uri);
            request.ContentType = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            request.Headers["X-RequestDigest"] = RequestDigestValue(out postStream, out results, out newFormDigest);
            request.Headers["X-HTTP-Method"] = "DELETE";
            request.Headers["IF-MATCH"] = "*";
            request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
            request.Accept = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            request.Method = "POST";
            request.ContentLength = 0;
            HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
            StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());

        private static void UpdateItems()
            Uri uri = new Uri("http://Site/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('ContactList')/items(185)");
            HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(uri);
            request.ContentType = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            request.Headers["X-RequestDigest"] = RequestDigestValue(out postStream, out results, out newFormDigest);
            request.Headers["X-HTTP-Method"] = "MERGE";
            request.Headers["IF-MATCH"] = "*";
            request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
            request.Accept = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            request.Method = "POST";
            string stringData = "{'__metadata':{'type':'SP.Data.ContactListListItem'}, 'Title':'Jaffa','Street':'Mystreet','City':'Chennai'}";
           // string stringData = "{ '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.List' }, 'Title': 'New title' }";
            request.ContentLength = stringData.Length;
            StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(request.GetRequestStream());

            HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
            StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());
        public Uri WebUri { get; private set; }
        private static void PostItems()
            // 1st request to get the context information

            newFormDigest= RequestDigestValue(out postStream, out results, out newFormDigest);

            Uri webUri = new Uri("http://Site/");
            var digestRequest = new Uri(webUri, string.Format("/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('{0}')/items", "ContactList"));
            HttpWebRequest spNewRequest = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create(digestRequest);
            CredentialCache credNewCache = new CredentialCache();

            //credNewCache.Add(new Uri(digestRequest), "NTLM", CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials);
            credNewCache.Add(digestRequest, "NTLM", CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials);
            spNewRequest.Credentials = credNewCache;
            spNewRequest.Method = "POST";
            spNewRequest.Accept = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            spNewRequest.ContentType = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            spNewRequest.Headers.Add("X-RequestDigest", newFormDigest);
            string listPostBody = "{'__metadata':{'type':'SP.Data.ContactListListItem'}, 'Title':'MyTitle','Street':'MystreetName','City':'Delhi'}";

            // For Content Length

            byte[] postByte = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(listPostBody);
            spNewRequest.ContentLength = postByte.Length;
            Stream postStreamBody = spNewRequest.GetRequestStream();
            postStreamBody.Write(postByte, 0, postByte.Length);
            HttpWebResponse webResponse = (HttpWebResponse)spNewRequest.GetResponse();
            results = GetHTTPResponse(webResponse, out postStream, out results);


        private static string RequestDigestValue(out Stream postStream, out string results, out string newFormDigest)
            string formdigestRequest = "http://Site/_api/contextinfo";
            CredentialCache credCache = new CredentialCache();
            credCache.Add(new Uri(formdigestRequest), "NTLM", CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials);
            HttpWebRequest spRequest = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create(formdigestRequest);

            spRequest.Credentials = credCache;
            spRequest.Method = "POST";
            spRequest.Accept = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            spRequest.ContentLength = 0;

            HttpWebResponse endpointResponse = (HttpWebResponse)spRequest.GetResponse();
            results = GetHTTPResponse(endpointResponse, out postStream, out results);

            // Get the FormDigest Value

            var startTag = "FormDigestValue";
            var endTag = "LibraryVersion";
            var startTagIndex = results.IndexOf(startTag) + 1;
            var endTagIndex = results.IndexOf(endTag, startTagIndex);
            newFormDigest = null;
            if ((startTagIndex >= 0) && (endTagIndex > startTagIndex))

                newFormDigest = results.Substring(startTagIndex + startTag.Length + 2, endTagIndex - startTagIndex - startTag.Length - 5);

            return newFormDigest;
        private static String GetHTTPResponse(HttpWebResponse endpointResponse, out  Stream postStream, out  string results)
            postStream = endpointResponse.GetResponseStream();
            StreamReader postReader = new StreamReader(postStream);
            results = postReader.ReadToEnd();
            return results;
        private static void GetItems()
           //Replace "Site" with your site name
            HttpWebRequest endpointRequest = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create("http://Site/_api/web/Lists/getByTitle('ContactList')/items");

            endpointRequest.Method = "GET";
            endpointRequest.Accept = "application/json;odata=verbose";
            NetworkCredential cred = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("UserName", "Password", "Domain");
            endpointRequest.Credentials = cred;
            HttpWebResponse endpointResponse = (HttpWebResponse)endpointRequest.GetResponse();
                WebResponse webResponse = endpointRequest.GetResponse();
                Stream webStream = webResponse.GetResponseStream();
                StreamReader responseReader = new StreamReader(webStream);
                string response = responseReader.ReadToEnd();
                JObject jobj = JObject.Parse(response);
                JArray jarr = (JArray)jobj["d"]["results"];

                foreach (JObject j in jarr)
                    //City and County are column names in a list
                    Console.WriteLine(j["City"] + "  " + j["County"]);



            catch (Exception e)
                Console.Out.WriteLine(e.Message); Console.ReadLine();