I am trying to do POST operations such update, create and delete items using rest and javascript. I am getting 402 Error mostly attributed this to having a wrong/corrupt requestdigest value.

When I tried out an ajax call to http://<site url>/_api/contextinfo - I get the error 405 - invalid method

Code for Creating new Item -

function addNewItem(no)

    url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/Web/Lists/GetByTitle('TestWF')/Items",
    type: "POST",
    headers: {
      "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
      "X-RequestDigest": jQuery("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
      "content-Type": "application/json;odata=verbose"
    data: JSON.stringify({
      _metadata: {        'type': 'SP.Data.TestWFListItem'      },
      Title: 'Test'
    success: function(data) {
    error: function(error) {
      jQuery('#status').text( error.responseText)

error :

-2130575251, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPExceptionThe security validation for this page is invalid and might be corrupted. Please use your web browser's Back button to try your operation again.

Code for refreshing requestdigest

function updateReqDigest() {

    url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/contextinfo",
    method: "POST",
    headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose"},
    success: function (data) {
    error: function (data, errorCode, errorMessage) {
        jQuery('#status').text( data.responseText);    }


Error :

-1, Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientServiceExceptionThe HTTP method 'GET' cannot be used to access the resource 'GetContextWebInformation'. The operation type of the resource is specified as 'Default'. Please use correct HTTP method to invoke the resource.

I have also tried this :

var r = UpdateFormDigest(_spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl, _spFormDigestRefreshInterval);

No Error is thrown in this case, and r is undefined. Also, the value of _spFormDigestRefreshInterval is 14400 Is this the default value ?


According to @Shekar's Answer, I replaced ajax Call with call through SP.RequestExecutor

When, I try to Create a new item in the list using RequestExecutor the success callback gets executed but the item doesnt get created.

When I try to update an existing item in RequestExecutor, I get an error -

"A supported MIME type could not be found that matches the content type of the response. None of the supported type(s) 'application/atom+xml;type=entry, application/atom+xml, application/json;odata=verbose' matches the content type 'application/json'."

  • Just updated the answer Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 9:38
  • Right. Fair enough :)
    – Akhoy
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 9:39
  • Did you make sure you passed the correct Body data? I see only one underscore(_) in your code for _metadata. It needs to be two (__metadata) Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 9:49
  • i updated _metdata to __metadata, still the issue persists. Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 10:01

2 Answers 2


I faced similar issues with $.ajax and did it in a different way. Here is my article about making REST calls. I used OOTB SP.RequestExecutor Object in /_layouts/15/sp.requestexecutor.js. to make the post requests. It worked perfecctly in all environments.


  • I made some progress with your answer but later found that it doesnt solve my issue. Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 9:40

The issue was weirdly around conflict between multiple jQuery Files. The $ pointed to the jQuery Tools code instead of jQuery 1.11.x instead. Hence, (I dont know how but ..) all the $ POST calls got resolved to $ GET

@Sekhar has a very nifty trick, that should ideally have circumvented the $ issue but somehow it didn't. Thanks Sekhar

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