I want to impersonate the user with system administrator account in Anguilla. Can you please let me know how we can achieve it.

I know this can be done via core service. But I need specific in Anguilla.

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    I don't think this is possible in Anguilla, as it doesn't handle authentication - all CM interactions are done in the CM core/back-end.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Nov 8, 2016 at 15:58
  • Thanks Nuno for the update. Is it possible to write a Web Service and then we can consume in Anguilla to impersonate the user ?
    – Target
    Nov 9, 2016 at 7:16

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You can do this in a server-side extension (e.g. Data extender). You can create your own (Session-aware) Core Service Client and use its Impersonate method before invoking whatever action you want to perform.

If you're using SDL Web 8, you can also use the ElevatePrivileges method to temporarily give the current user System Administrator privileges. This is easier (no need to configure a sysadmin account) and often more appropriate: the actions will be performed on behalf of the original user instead of an impersonated sysadmin account.

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