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From David kerber <dcker...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: Reading environment variable from Tomcat
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:27:17 GMT
Sureka, Sushil wrote:
> Hi,
>
>  
>
> I have run into an issue related to starting tomcat as a service. When
> we were starting tomcat from the command line, we were able to just say
> System.getProperty("user.name" ) to retrieve the logged in user id. But
> now that we start tomcat using a service, the get property call returns
> "SYSTEM".  
>
>  
>
> After doing some more research, it seems like I have two options to find
> out the login id.
>
>  
>
> 1.       Start the service using logged on option.
>
> 2.       Use System.getEnv()
>
>  
>
>  
>
> It seems like the first option may not work for us as our passwords
> expires periodically, and setting the logon/password account means that
> we would have to have manual intervention. Additionally, when I tried
> use my user id as logon id, it won't let me do that ( I imagine I need
> to have system admin turn the privilege on for or something on those
> lines)
>
>  
>
> The second option did not work either. Calling the
> System.getEnv("USERNAME") in a program started from the command line
> returns the logged in user name, but it returns null when tomcat was
> started using service approach. 
>
>  
>
> I am not sure  if there is a way to find out who is logged in into the
> system when Tomcat has been started using service mechanism. Any help in
> this matter would be great help
>   
Somewhat related to this: what do you want it to return when nobody is 
logged on?  When it's a service and set to automatic start, the system 
will run without needing to be logged on (just sitting at the logon 
prompt)...

D



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