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Sharepoint 2010: How To Verify if a site user is site Administrator

Sharepoint 2010: How To Verify if a site user is site Administrator

In this post, will discuss about how to verify if a site user is site Administrator.

In many SharePoint 2010 projects the following code has been user to check if a certain user has full control or not over a specific site:

if (!SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin)

But this code only check if a user is a Site Collection administrator. Even if the current user is in the owners group, it will not work. And therefore, problems will happen once implemented live.


I wrote a method that checks if a user belongs to the Owners group:



private bool isCurrentUserOwner()
            bool currentUserOwner = false;

            SPUser currentUser = SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser;

                    SPSite currentSite = new SPSite(SPContext.Current.Site.Url);
                    SPWeb currentWeb = currentSite.OpenWeb(SPContext.Current.Web.ID);
                    SPGroup ownersGroup = currentWeb.AssociatedOwnerGroup;

                    //Check if currentuser belongs to owners group of the current web
                    foreach(SPUser user in ownersGroup.Users)
                        if (currentUser.ID == user.ID)
                            currentUserOwner = true;
                catch (Exception ex)
                    //blah blah

            //Not an owner member
            return currentUserOwner;

About Karthikeyan Baskaran

Developer, blogger, speaker; specialized in Azure, DevOps, SharePoint Online/ 2016/ 2013/ 2010, .NET Core, Angular 6+, ReactJS and Office 365 Apps. Passionate about continuous improvement and high quality. Wants to automate and optimize everything! Works at one of the Top most IT Company in India.

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