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From "Andreas Probst" <>
Subject Re: Security question
Date Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:55:01 GMT
Hi David,

if it weren't Apache I would say: try 
HttpServletRequest.getUserPrincipal().getName(). Maybe it could 
be that this also works with Apache...


> I'm trying to retrieve the userid that logged into apache and accessed 
> the current JSP page.  How can I get this info?
> Explanation: I'm implementing a very crude security system on my site 
> for right now (mainly to just keep people from accessing the email 
> addresses and photos on the site), but I need to implement a password 
> change page.  So what I did (and yes I know it's a hack 8), I 
> implemented a JNI interface to call htpasswd in the background.  I'm 
> trying to have an html page (that's in a secured area of course) post 
> the new password to a jsp page which will in turn retrieve the logged in 
> userID and call the interface class.
> Any help would be appreciated,
>     David J
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