SP.Web.currentUser property (sp.js)

Gets the current user of the site.

Applies to: apps for SharePoint | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013

var value = SP.Web.get_currentUser ()

Return value

Type: SP.User

An SP.User object that represents the current user.


It must not be null.

REST resource endpoint

See Web resource for more information.

Endpoint URI structure


HTTP requests

This resource supports the following HTTP commands:

  • POST

POST syntax

POST http://<sitecollection>/<site>/_api/web/currentUser

GET syntax

GET http://<sitecollection>/<site>/_api/web/currentUser