We have masterpage which is set programatically to all sites on all site collections.

On masterpage we want to redirect user based on a value to a page in layouts folder.

I have read that the layout folder is common to all users. So of I hardcode a particular url/layouts/filepath then it might throw access denied error based on user permission.

So I want to get the current site url then I will appends /layouts/filepath to this url.

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You could utilize SP.Utilities.Utility.getLayoutsPageUrl(pageName) Method from SharePoint JavaScript Library to return the URL to the page in the _layouts folder relative to the root of the website.


var pageUrl = SP.Utilities.Utility.getLayoutsPageUrl("Settings.aspx");
  • i tried using this in alert box but the box didnt comeup
    – variable
    Apr 4, 2014 at 4:52

You can retrieve info about the current page from the object _spPageContextInfo injected in every page by SharePoint.

The current site(web) relative url is:


There are other interesting properties, just fire open your browser developer toolbar console to find out more.

  • I have nasterpage that is common to all sites and all site collections. In that there is a link to policypage hrdcoded.
    – variable
    Apr 4, 2014 at 4:11
  • So I want to make that link dynamic prefixing it with current site url so it never give error of access denied to users
    – variable
    Apr 4, 2014 at 4:12

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