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How can I take username from session and show it at the headerItem on HANA SHELL

Hi all,

I have solved this problem before with the below code:


var username = '';


url: "/sap/hana/xs/ide/editor/server/dbinfo.xsjs",

type: 'GET',

dataType: "json",


success: function(data, s, xhr) {

if (xhr.getResponseHeader("x-sap-login-page")) {



if (data) {

username = data.user;




But after that I created a new user which haven't got editor privilage so that this code become useless.

Can anybody help me about taking username from session and showing it on shell?

NOTE: I'm using sap.ui.ux3.Shell.

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  • Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 03:17 PM

    Hi Kemal,


    The above statement would give the session_user from HANA side. May be you can consume the output?


    Krishna Tangudu

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      Hi Krishna,

      Sorry for late response.

      I tried the code that you gave me but it is returning 'SYSTEM' user.

      I mean the username which i wrote in below screen.

      Is it because I'm logging in as an anonymous user and that user is 'SYSTEM' user? How can i solve this problem?



      "exposed" : true,

      "authentication" :{

      "method": "Form"




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