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PHP Function To access the Current User who's logged in

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Hello all,
I wanted to know if there is a PHP function which could display the name of the user that is currently logged in? Also could PHP code access and execute WIN32 API functions ? Kindly guide me regarding the same.

Aug 24 '08 #1
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I think you can't do this with Apache alone.

you can run IIS on port 8080 , and run Apache on port 80, and create a ASP or ASPX page to get current User and echo it. Then, you can visit ASP or ASPX page in PHP ,something like fopen("http://localhost:8080/getuser.aspx").
Aug 25 '08 #2

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What do you mean by "the Current User who's logged in"?

PHP can execute shell commands, so doing something like:
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  1. $username = exec("whoami");
Should give you the name of the user running the PHP service (or the HTTP server service, if PHP is being run as a module).

As to the Win32 API, check out the W32api extension.
Aug 25 '08 #3

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