Description

Gets the name of an authenticated user.

Returns

The name of an authenticated user.

Category

Security functions

Function syntax

GetAuthUser()

See also

cflogincfloginusercflogoutGetUserRolesIsUserInAnyRoleIsUserInRoleIsUserLoggedInColdFusion security features in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

History

ColdFusion MX: Added this function.

Usage

This function works with cflogin authentication or web server authentication. It checks for a logged-in user as follows:

  1. It checks for a login made with cfloginuser.
  2. If no user was logged in with cfloginuser, it checks for a web server login (cgi.remote_user).

Example

<H3>GetAuthUser Example</H3>

<P>Authenticated User: <cfoutput>#GetAuthUser()#</cfoutput>

 

Note:

From ColdFusion 11 onwards, this function is not applicable when a user is logged in using Admin API. 

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