Active Directory username RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1862284125 posted

    return HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.Name.ToString()

    I use this to get the username (example JSMITH) of the logged in user, but now a situation has come up where I need the actual name of the user, First and Last.

    Is there a way to pull that from the PC?

    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:47 AM

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  • User1354132231 posted
    Yes, use the name as the search key to find the user in AD and return more information.

    Here is a sample post that shows how.
    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 4:26 PM
  • User-1862284125 posted

    I read most the replies.. and my script keeps dying on this line...


    using (SearchResultCollection src = ds.FindAll())


    <%@ Assembly Name="System.DirectoryServices, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"%>

    <%@ Import Namespace="System.DirectoryServices" %>

    <%@ Import Namespace="System.Text" %>



    <script language="c#" runat="server">

    private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)




    string adPath = "LDAP://postoffice/DC=mbank,DC=com";

    string sFilter = String.Format(


    User.Identity.Name.Split(new char[]{'\\'})[1]


    using (DirectoryEntry de = new DirectoryEntry(adPath))


    de.AuthenticationType = AuthenticationTypes.Secure;

    de.Username = "logon";

    de.Password = "password";

    string[] attribs = new string[]{"mail", "displayName"};

    DirectorySearcher ds = new DirectorySearcher(



    attribs //leave this null to return all attribs


    using (SearchResultCollection src = ds.FindAll())


    SearchResult sr = null;

    if (src.Count > 0)

    sr = src[0];

    if(sr == null)


    msg.Text = "User not found...";



    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();

    foreach (string key in attribs)




    foreach(object o in sr.Properties[key])


    sb.AppendFormat("{0}: {1}<br>", key, o);




    msg.Text = sb.ToString();









    <form id="main" runat="server">

    Info for user: <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b> <br><br>

    <asp:label id="msg" runat="server" />




    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:08 PM