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Hi

I'm not sure if this is an ASP.NET question or an IIS one, so I'll give it a go here first.

I have an application running on two servers. Server A hosts IIS and the ASP.NET application and Server B hosts the SQL Server database the application uses. We have to use Windows Authentication to access the SQL Server db so a service account has been created and the details entered into an Application Pool that has been created for the application on IIS.

This all works fine. The problem is that we need to capture the Windows Username of the browser user, but the following code returns the service account user setup in the Application Pool:-
WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name

Is it possible to configure the setup so that the SQL Server is accessed with the service account but the actual user accessing the application via the browser also has their windows username accessible?

Thanks in advance.
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Instead of WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name use

System.Threading.Thread.CurrentPrincipal.Identity.Name
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It works - thank you.
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