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Thread: Get the Current User of web application using Java

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    Default Get the Current User of web application using Java

    Good Day,

    I have a web application deployed on Linux server, and I need to get logged in user (current windows user).
    I used System.getProperty("user.name") but it gets the os user name for the server not the client.
    Also, I used request.getRemoteUser() and it returns null.
    Is there any another way? I am stuck in this issue for a long time.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Get the Current User of web application using Java

    Has the user set a name as a field in the current form?
    Has the user's name been captured earlier and sent to the server in a Cookie?

    The only thing I can think of as a piece of information about a connected user is his IP address which is available on the server.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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