I'm trying to kick off the user profile syc using a web service. Here is what i've tried :

        public string runUserProfileService()
            var message = "";

            using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://servernamehere/"))
                site.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;
                SPServiceContext context = SPServiceContext.GetContext(site);
                UserProfileConfigManager upcm = new UserProfileConfigManager(context);

                if (!upcm.IsSynchronizationRunning())
                        message = "running";
                        return message;
                    catch (Exception ex)
                        message = ex.Message;
                        return message;

                message = "running";

            return message;

Here is the exception that I continue to get:

The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and try your operation again.

Any help would be appreciated.


1 Answer 1


Try adding

Context.Items["FormDigestValidated"] = true;

to the beginning of your method.


Revised code above.

  • I added this to the top of the method. When it hits this line I get the same error as before.
    – ironman
    Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 20:17
  • How are you calling the webservice? Is it through a http get? Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 1:10
  • Ok, I changed the code in my answer. Try adding that at the top. Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 1:13

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