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Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!

I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
Dec 27 '07 #1
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Helmut Jarausch said:
Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!

I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be done
with JavaScript.

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Anthony Levensalor
an*****@mypetpr ogrammer.com
Dec 27 '07 #2
My Pet Programmer said the following on 12/27/2007 7:27 AM:
Helmut Jarausch said:
>Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!

I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be done
with JavaScript.
var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');

<g>

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Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javas cript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Dec 27 '07 #3
Randy Webb said:
>
var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');
Ooh, you got me again. I hate it when that happens. :)

~A!

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Anthony Levensalor
an*****@mypetpr ogrammer.com
Dec 27 '07 #4
Randy Webb wrote:
My Pet Programmer said the following on 12/27/2007 7:27 AM:
>Helmut Jarausch said:
>>Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!

I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be
done with JavaScript.

var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');
You're joking, aren't you?

Then I need to ask for a password, as well. And for that
I need an ssl connection and I have to keep track of user/password
combinations. Not the solution I was after.

Helmut.


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Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
Dec 27 '07 #5
Helmut Jarausch said the following on 12/27/2007 9:56 AM:
Randy Webb wrote:
>My Pet Programmer said the following on 12/27/2007 7:27 AM:
>>Helmut Jarausch said:
Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!

I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be
done with JavaScript.

var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');
You're joking, aren't you?
Not near as much as you want me to be.
Then I need to ask for a password, as well.
Why? You didn't want a password, you wanted the user ID.
And for that I need an ssl connection and I have to keep track of
user/password combinations. Not the solution I was after.
What is the user ID going to do for you? And, the username and password
to my desktop won't do anybody any good unless you have access to my
computer. And, that is provided that I even have a username and/or password.

--
Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javas cript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Dec 27 '07 #6
Helmut Jarausch said:
Randy Webb wrote:
>My Pet Programmer said the following on 12/27/2007 7:27 AM:
>>Helmut Jarausch said:
Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!

I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?

Many thanks for a hint,

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be
done with JavaScript.

var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');
You're joking, aren't you?

Then I need to ask for a password, as well. And for that
I need an ssl connection and I have to keep track of user/password
combinations. Not the solution I was after.

Helmut.

You could help us help you by extrapolating on your need a bit.
Precisely what username and password are you looking for? Is it system
level, on your site, or something I haven't listed?

~A!

--
Anthony Levensalor
an*****@mypetpr ogrammer.com
Dec 27 '07 #7
if you mean the ID of the profile in some dynamic webApplication
(login or nickname) that customizes the output html for each users
(like "Hello Tom, click here to check your account") then there are
basically 2 ways to do it:

1) you can assign the value representing the user while generating the
server response the server-side. Like:

var userId=<%=user. getId() %>;

(that's java jsp the ugly way).
This way, the user's browser will get the code with, say:
var userId=124;

and later on you can use that variable for whatever you please.

2) the never-used-but-theoretically-possible-solution: you can by some
weird way get the user's IP or session ID using javaScript, and query
the server (over ajax, HttpRequest object or something like that) for
the profile corresponding to that data. But no one does it this way,
so I'd suggest (1).

...provided you *do* need some server-side appliaction profile and not
something entirely different
Dec 27 '07 #8
Randy Webb wrote:
Helmut Jarausch said the following on 12/27/2007 9:56 AM:
>Randy Webb wrote:
>>My Pet Programmer said the following on 12/27/2007 7:27 AM:
Helmut Jarausch said:
Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!
>
I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
Is this possible with JavaScript?
>
Many thanks for a hint,
>
Helmut Jarausch
>
Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be
done with JavaScript.
var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');
You're joking, aren't you?

Not near as much as you want me to be.
>Then I need to ask for a password, as well.

Why? You didn't want a password, you wanted the user ID.
>And for that I need an ssl connection and I have to keep track of
user/password combinations. Not the solution I was after.

What is the user ID going to do for you? And, the username and password
to my desktop won't do anybody any good unless you have access to my
computer. And, that is provided that I even have a username and/or
password.
I need authorization for access to something like a database in a strictly
local network. If I could get access to the user's login password (we are
using Linux exclusively), I can be sure that the user's id has been checked
by the system when that user has logged into the system. So, I don't need
to keep track of an additional (user,password) file, secure connection,
means to change a password, initial passwords, lost passwords and so on.

Many thanks for your help,
Helmut.

--
Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany
Dec 27 '07 #9
Helmut Jarausch wrote:
Randy Webb wrote:
>Helmut Jarausch said the following on 12/27/2007 9:56 AM:
>>Randy Webb wrote:
My Pet Programmer said the following on 12/27/2007 7:27 AM:
Helmut Jarausch said:
>Sorry, but I'm a complete newbee!
>>
>I need find out under which userid the browser is running.
>Is this possible with JavaScript?
>>
>Many thanks for a hint,
>>
>Helmut Jarausch
>>
>Lehrstuh l fuer Numerische Mathematik
>RWTH - Aachen University
>D 52056 Aachen, Germany
If you mean the system user id, as in their Windows logon, can't be
done with JavaScript.
>

var userID = prompt('What is your user ID?');

You're joking, aren't you?

Not near as much as you want me to be.
>>Then I need to ask for a password, as well.

Why? You didn't want a password, you wanted the user ID.
>>And for that I need an ssl connection and I have to keep track of
user/password combinations. Not the solution I was after.

What is the user ID going to do for you? And, the username and
password to my desktop won't do anybody any good unless you have
access to my computer. And, that is provided that I even have a
username and/or password.

I need authorization for access to something like a database in a strictly
local network. If I could get access to the user's login password (we are
using Linux exclusively), I can be sure that the user's id has been checked
by the system when that user has logged into the system. So, I don't need
to keep track of an additional (user,password) file, secure connection,
means to change a password, initial passwords, lost passwords and so on.
Well if they have logged in via samba, you should be able to pick up
their local IP/userid match from samba log files..assuming a Linux
server. But you need server side scripting for that, assuming the
browser is connecting to the same server for webbery as for file sharing.

I simply set up a server side script that make them login again using
the same Id/password.


Many thanks for your help,
Helmut.
Dec 27 '07 #10

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