Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Create Client Context To Access SharePoint 2013 (Office 365 Preview) in AutoHosted SharePoint App Model using SharePoint client object model (CSOM)

If we are using SharePoint app model AutoHosted Environment we need to use Client Context model to access SharePoint.

Therefore First you need to get a Valid Access Token from SharePoint Server. For that you need to pass the SharePoint Site Url (This is available as SPHostUrl in the Query String) and Context Token that we can generate from passing the request Object.

TokenHelper Class provides methods that used can be used to access the SharePoint server and generate Access Tokens.

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1. Get the Context Token by passing the HttpRequest

String context = TokenHelper.GetContextTokenFromRequest(Request);

2.Then get the Uri from the query string which provides the path to SharePoint server.

Uri SharePointUri = new Uri(Request.QueryString["SPHostUrl"]);

3. Then validate and generate access Token

SharePointContextToken contextToken = TokenHelper.ReadAndValidateContextToken(context, SharePointUri.Authority);
String AcessToken = TokenHelper.GetAccessToken(contextToken, sharepointUrl.Authority).AccessToken;

4. Finally get a ClientContext By passing Url and AccessToken

ClientContext ClientC = TokenHelper.GetClientContextWithAccessToken(sharepointUrl.ToString(), AcessToken);
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