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How to identify the user who invoked the service

arunkumar1
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How to identify the user who invoked the service

Hi,

How to identify the user who invoked the service?

One option I'm aware of is based on the appKey

     var loggedInUser = Resources["CurrentSessionInfo"].GetCurrentUser();

with this approach, I had to create an appKey for each user.

What other options are available? If i didn't want to generate a new appKey for every user.

Regards

Arunkumar D

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Nope.

If we invoke the service using appKey, GetCurrentUser() would give the user associated with that appKey.

Anyway, one another approach I found to identify the user is to use Authorization header. Like below:

curl -X POST -u username:password -H "Accept:application/json" -H "Content-Type:application/json" "http://hostname/Thingworx/Things/TestThing/Services/TestAPI"

I find this approach would fit me for now, instead of creating an appKey for every user.

Regards

Arunkumar D

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Resources["CurrentSessionInfo"].GetCurrentUser() doesn't depend on appkeys; it returns whoever the current user is.

Nope.

If we invoke the service using appKey, GetCurrentUser() would give the user associated with that appKey.

Anyway, one another approach I found to identify the user is to use Authorization header. Like below:

curl -X POST -u username:password -H "Accept:application/json" -H "Content-Type:application/json" "http://hostname/Thingworx/Things/TestThing/Services/TestAPI"

I find this approach would fit me for now, instead of creating an appKey for every user.

Regards

Arunkumar D

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