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Share Point 2013’s new Feature – Event Receiver

The launch of SharePoint by Microsoft, have revolutionized the way companies operate today.  SharePoint is basically a web application platform or a suite that helps the organizations in maintaining content, documents, paves way for communication among the employees, workflow management, personal cloud, enterprise social networking and more. It has been noticed that, there has been a sharp increase in productivity in the companies that are using this web application platform. Due to its success today most of the high-profile companies are taking the help of this server suite to reach the zenith of success.

After the success of SharePoint in 2001, Microsoft have launched many versions. SharePoint 2013 is the latest version, which can be used by all organizations to accelerate their business growth. This version is designed to simplify workflow in the organizations and also ensure communication among the employees. Some of the key features of SharePoint 2013 are content management, identity management, business intelligence, search, mobile computing, website development, social computing and lots more.

Managing content and documents is a key feature of this web application platform. It mainly contains lists and libraries that helps in storing all documents and content. But often you would want to keep some of your content to be secure, prevent your documents from being deleted, updating, moving, adding and checking-in. To handle all these issues SharePoint 2013 have a feature called ‘SP Security Event Receiver’. This feature helps in handling events for SharePoint Groups, roles, users and inheritance.

Though event receiver for user, roles and group in SharePoint has really benefitted in managing documents, folders and content, but implementing it is a bit unusual. First, class needs to be developed and inherited from SP Security Event Receiver.  Then you need to supersede the desired SPSecurityEventReceiver available methods inside the class. The final step entails that on FeatureActivated, the SPSecurityEventReceiver is required to be attached to the current web.

Here are the ways you can handle SharePoint Group Events

  • GroupAdded
  • GroupAdding
  • GroupDeleted
  • GroupDeleting
  • GroupUpdated

Share Point User Events can be managed by the following process

  • GroupUserAdded
  • GroupUserAdding
  • GroupUserDeleted
  • GroupUserDeleting
  • RoleAssignmentAdded
  • RoleAssignmentAdding
  • RoleAssignmentDeleted
  • RoleAssignmentDeleting
  • RoleDefinitionAdded
  • RoleDefinitionAdding
  • RoleDefinitionDeleted
  • RoleDefinitionDeleting
  • RoleDefinitionUpdated
  • RoleDefinitionUpdating

Lastly the Inheritance Events can be managed by

  • InheritanceBreaking
  • InheritanceBroken
  • InheritanceReset
  • InheritanceResetting

Even though implementing Event Receiver for user, roles and group in SharePoint is a bit of a hassle, it can also be customized as per your convenience and even easily removed. This revolutionary feature of SharePoint 2013 have benefitted most companies in handling their documents. All actions are easily managed with loss of any data or files.

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