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When or How to Use Run With Elevated Privileges (RWEP) in SharePoint

The scope of this article is to explain the usage of RunWithElevatedPrivileges() [RWEP] – a method for security elevation for custom SharePoint components.

“The RWEP method enables you to supply a delegate that runs a subset of code in the context of an account with higher privileges than the current user”, this is the definition from Microsoft MSDN. Basically the code executed inside this method has “System Account” privileges in addition to the current user privileges or in a better way – we can tell that this method runs under the Application Pool identity, which has site collection administrator privileges on all site collections hosted by that application pool.

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