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Reading SSL Certificate Information from a Java/Javabean

Posted on 2008-10-29
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  I have a java bean that is being deployed in JBOSS in the secure mode (SSL/HTTPS).  Is there a way for me to programatically find out which client (based on the ssl certificate(?)) invoked my java bean?  Please help.

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jc
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If you have access to the request obect try
String name = request.getUserPrincipal().getName();
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After getting the name as mentioned above, you can extract the common name (cn) to get the client name.
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Thanks!!! That's it.  I was baffled for a while because I tried that and keep getting null - it turned out that the client/user must be authenticated.  Anyways, this is the solution I was looking for.

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jc
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