Javascript Get Windows Username Within Internet Explorer  

by Matt Hawkins, 14/10/2010
Categories : JavaScript : HTML & CSS

The following script allows you to extract the username of the current Windows user within an HTML page using Javascript.

var wshshell=new ActiveXObject("");
var username=wshshell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%");

It only works within Internet Explorer so is probably only of any use within controlled environments where the browser is of a a known flavour.

The script may trigger a security warning which the user will have to accept before the username is available.

Author : Matt Hawkins  Last Edit By : Matt Hawkins
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