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User Name and Basic authentication

Mohan Panigrahi
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Joined: Sep 28, 2001
Posts: 142
Hi Ranchers,
I am using basic authentication. The user enters correct user_id and password once, and as long his session does not expire, he remains "validated" to access the protected resources.

Now, in one of my JSPs/servlets,I want to get access the userId field for some database query. Does tomcat or other containers would store the user_id field (entered by user during authentication) somewhere in session, so that I can access it from JSP pages?

Thanks,
Leandro Melo
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Joined: Mar 27, 2004
Posts: 401
I think that HttpServletRequest.getUserPrincipal().getName() solves your problem.


Leandro Melo
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
 
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