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servletContext getting the name of the user that's logged in

Jeroen Nouws
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Joined: Jul 14, 2011
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Hey,

i'm looking to get a username from a person that loggs in,
i heard you can get it from the servletContext, but don't know what method to look for
can anyone help me on my way?

cheers
Bear Bibeault
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That greatly depends upon what you mean by "logged in".


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Jeroen Nouws
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Joined: Jul 14, 2011
Posts: 17
i've found what i was looking for in the request.getRemoteUser();
with logging in i meant supplying a username and password to access a restricted area
Bear Bibeault
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Right -- which will only work if you use container-managed authentication (as it appears you are). Not everyone does, so it's important to point that out.
 
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