I have a GUI Extension calling the core service to publish a page. However, the publish user is always the impersonation user. I want the publish user to be the one using the GUI. I have the following code, but it only works when I add an impersonation user, and the actions are then performed by the impersonation user:

string binding = "netTcp_2011";

using (var client = new SessionAwareCoreServiceClient(binding))
    client.Publish(arrItems, instruction, target.ToArray(), GetPublishPriority(publishItem.Priority), readoptions);

Is there any way to execute the client.Publish command under the identity of the GUI user?

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This happens because your code is executed by the Application Pool user (defaults to Network Service) which is not allowed to use Tridion - for a very good reason.

You can use HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.Name to get the current user.


PS - This will work for Windows and LDAP or SSO users too.

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