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How to get the authenticated user

Hi all,

I have a pickle of a problem, which I am trying to solve.

The portal we need to implement this on, has Companies implemented, which means something changes in the security model - and makes an authenticated user unreachable for me.

The usual way of getting the user: sapUser =;
IUser ep5User = WPUMFactory.getUserFactory().getEP5User(sapUser);

... means that if I subsequently check for ep5User.isAuthenticated(), it always returns false (this is a webdynpro application, so there's no "request" object available to me).

What do I do next? I need the authenticated user, so I can connect to KM, and overwrite files - anonymous write/delete permissions is not allowed on this system.

Points will be awarded for any help 😊

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    Posted on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:48 AM

    I have narrowed the problem further down...

    This code returns an authenticated user, through the WDClientUser - factory:

      private IUser getResourceUser() throws UserManagementException { 
    	IWDClientUser wdClientUser; sapUser; ep5User = null;
    	try {
    		wdClientUser = WDClientUser.getCurrentUser();
    		sapUser = wdClientUser.getSAPUser();
    		ep5User = com.sapportals.wcm.util.usermanagement.WPUMFactory.getUserFactory().getEP5User(sapUser);
    	} catch (Exception e) {
    		wdComponentAPI.getMessageManager().reportException(e.getClass().getName() + " - " + e.getLocalizedMessage(), true);
    	return ep5User;

    ... however, my root problem is still there.

    I still can't overwrite any files though. Whenever I try to overwrite a file, by getting the IResource handle to it, and doing a .updateContent(IContent) - I get an error:

    "com.sapportals.wcm.repository.IOErrorException - error writing content"

    Can anyone help with what might be wrong?

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    • Hi Brik,

      i had the same issue.

      Here is the solution:

      etrieve the HttpRequest using

      public HttpServletRequest getHttpRequest() throws Exception {

      // Get runtime context

      Properties props = new Properties();

      props.put("domain", "true");

      Context initialContext = new InitialContext(props);

      ApplicationWebServiceContext wsContext = (ApplicationWebServiceContext) initialContext

      .lookup(" /wsContext/ApplicationWebServiceContext");

      HttpServletRequest req = wsContext.getHttpServletRequest();

      return req;


      and get the authenticated user from the http request: sapUser =, null);

      IUser ep5User = com.sapportals.wcm.util.usermanagement.WPUMFactory.getUserFactory().getEP5User(sapUser);

      the is located in the webservices_api.jar located in the folder j2ee\cluster\server0\bin\interfaces\webservices on your J2EE.

      Maybe it helps you for the future.

      Best regards


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