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How to get HTTP Session username?

Philippe Desrosiers
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I'm using FORM authentication under Tomcat 5. Everything works fine, but I'm trying to get the name of the logged in user, as it's stored in the session authentication. Is there a Principal, or Identity instance I can grab from the session in order to display the currently logged in user?
Ulf Dittmer
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HttpServletRequest has the getUserPrincipal and getRemoteUser methods, which return this information.


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Philippe Desrosiers
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Perfect! Thanks a bunch!
 
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