Quick and dirty way to access Shared Resource Provider (Shared Service Provider) properties

I have came across a very interesting code today when I tried to access the properties of Shared Services (SSPs) on my farm.

//Use reflection to get SharedResourceProviderCollection on farm

ServerContext sc = ServerContext.Default;

object serverFarm = sc.GetType().GetField("m_ServerFarm", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic).GetValue(sc);

object sharedReourceProviders = serverFarm.GetType().GetProperty("SharedResourceProviders").GetValue(serverFarm, null);

//Loop through each SSP on farm and get its name, user name and password (!)

foreach (object sharedResourceProvider in sharedReourceProviders as IEnumerable)


    string sspName = sharedResourceProvider.GetType().GetProperty("Name").GetValue(sharedResourceProvider, null).ToString();

    string sspUserName = sharedResourceProvider.GetType().GetProperty("UserName").GetValue(sharedResourceProvider, null).ToString();

    string sspPassword = sharedResourceProvider.GetType().GetProperty("Password").GetValue(sharedResourceProvider, null).ToString();


Although this is not a ideal way to code it, but it does allows you to get what you want (or do what you wanted to do) out from Shared Service Provider.

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I believe it will come handy in future

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