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Getting the username after form-based authentication [message #1498607] Thu, 04 December 2014 14:31 Go to next message
Magnus Konze is currently offline Magnus KonzeFriend
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Hi,

i'm using form-based authentication (with a servlet). Now i need the login name of the authenticated user. I found
RWT.getRequest().getUserPrincipal().getName();
but getRequest(...) is marked with 'This method is not recommended.'

Is it save to get the username with this method? If not, which is the correct way?
Re: Getting the username after form-based authentication [message #1499536 is a reply to message #1498607] Fri, 05 December 2014 07:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ivan Furnadjiev is currently offline Ivan FurnadjievFriend
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Hi,
what about RWT.getRequest().getRemoteUser()?
HTH,
Ivan

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Re: Getting the username after form-based authentication [message #1499605 is a reply to message #1499536] Fri, 05 December 2014 09:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Magnus Konze is currently offline Magnus KonzeFriend
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getUserPrincipal().getName() and getRemoteUser() return the same values (at least in my case).

But i'm worrying about RWT.getRequest(). Here is the JavaDoc:
Returns the HttpServletRequest that is currently processed. 

Note: This method is not recommended. Typical application code should not need to call this method. Processing requests from the client is up to the framework. In rare cases, an application may be wish to access request details such as certain HTTP headers.


I don't want to process requests, i just need the username. So, can i use this method?
Re: Getting the username after form-based authentication [message #1499627 is a reply to message #1499605] Fri, 05 December 2014 09:24 Go to previous message
Ivan Furnadjiev is currently offline Ivan FurnadjievFriend
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Sure

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