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Windows User Name

Kudret Serin
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Joined: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 167

Hi all,
How can i get the windows user name of a client?
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Browsers do not send that data.
You can't.

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g forte

Joined: Aug 28, 2003
Posts: 25
If the user is authenticated to a domain you may be able to grab userName/domain using this Servlet. I have had some success in the past with this.

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