TfsConfigurationServer Constructor (Uri, IdentityDescriptor)

Initializes a new instance of the TfsConfigurationServer object.

Namespace: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client
Assembly: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client (in Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.dll)


Public Sub New ( _
    uri As Uri, _
    identityToImpersonate As IdentityDescriptor _
public TfsConfigurationServer(
    Uri uri,
    IdentityDescriptor identityToImpersonate
    Uri^ uri, 
    IdentityDescriptor^ identityToImpersonate
new : 
        uri:Uri * 
        identityToImpersonate:IdentityDescriptor -> TfsConfigurationServer
public function TfsConfigurationServer(
    uri : Uri, 
    identityToImpersonate : IdentityDescriptor


  • uri
    Type: System.Uri

    The universal resource identifier (URI) of the server that is running Team Foundation Server.


Exception Condition

when uri is null


To run code that uses this constructor, the process must have the "Make requests on behalf of others" permission. For more information about impersonation, see Connect to Team Foundation Server from a Console Application.

// Connect to Team Foundation Server
//     server is the name of the server that is running the Team Foundation application-tier. 
//     port is the port that Team Foundation uses. The default port is 8080. 
//     vdir is the virtual path to the Team Foundation application. The default path is tfs. 
Uri tfsUri = (args.Length < 1) ? 
new Uri("http://server:port/vdir") : new Uri(args[0]); 

// Connect to the server without impersonation
TfsConfigurationServer baseUserConnection = new TfsConfigurationServer(tfsUri);

// Get the identity management service
IIdentityManagementService ims = baseUserConnection.GetService<IIdentityManagementService>();

// Get the identity to impersonate
TeamFoundationIdentity identity = ims.ReadIdentity(IdentitySearchFactor.AccountName, @"DOMAIN\user",
   MembershipQuery.None, ReadIdentityOptions.None); 

// Connect using the impersonated identity
TfsConfigurationServer impersonatedConnection = new TfsConfigurationServer(tfsuri, 

.NET Framework Security

See Also


TfsConfigurationServer Class

TfsConfigurationServer Overload

Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client Namespace

Other Resources

Connect to Team Foundation Server from a Console Application

Acting on Behalf of Another User (Impersonation)