I'm trying to create a spweb in page_load via a control on the site. I get the error "The security validation for this page is invalid".

I've got a postback (No GET-Request) and also tried SPUtility.ValidateFormDigest in the onInit-Method and directly before RunWithElevatedPrivileagues.

I've placed a FormDigest Control on the ascx of my control. The masterpage is Seattle.master and contains the formdigestplceholder and control.

It works on the dev-system with farm-account but not on the integrationsystem. I'm on SP2013.

Any suggestions?

[Update 2] Ok the code in Update 1 wasn't the real problem. The real problem occured in the following line:

Page.ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(this.GetType(), "CreateMeetingRepost", "document.forms[0].submit();", true);

In the Page_Load I'm registering this code to submit the site to itself for getting a postback. But after the postback occures and control is fully loaded the page is getting a security validation error somewhere else (not in my code). Any suggestions?

All I want to do is create a subsite. I tried AllowUnsafeUpdate on Rootweb and Site but that didn't work. SharePoint throws an innerexception while copying contenttype to the new web.

[Update1 - Not the Problem] Some Code - MeetingManager.CreateMeetingAndFillUrl creates the subsite

SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(() =>
                using (SPSite elevatedSite = new SPSite(SPContext.Current.Site.ID))
                    using (SPLongOperation operation = new SPLongOperation(this.Page))
                        operation.LeadingHTML = "Meeting wird erstellt";
                        MeetingManager.CreateMeetingAndFillUrl(elevatedSite, currentMeeting);

                        catch (ThreadAbortException)
                            // This exception is thrown because the SPLongOperation.End
                            // calls a Response.End internally
                            // see: http://dotnetfollower.com/wordpress/2011/08/sharepoint-how-to-use-splongoperation/
  • 1) Don't have a web for site creation 2) I thought it's better to use validateformdigest Commented May 7, 2014 at 10:46
  • Can you share the code pls Commented May 7, 2014 at 10:47

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I found the problem. All the code is correct but there is an error in March 2013 PU. The FormDigest is set invalid and when doing a post the error occures. This is a real bad error.


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