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From "Youssef Mohammed" <>
Subject Re: Reading environment variable from Tomcat
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:33:13 GMT
exactly!  you can even login with two different users (if you are using
windows server) none of them would be running the service unless you change
the logged on option.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 9:27 PM, David kerber <> wrote:

> 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("" ) 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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Regards, Youssef

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