C# .NET - not getting active directory user details
Asked By jidheesh Rajan on 06-Dec-12 05:08 AM
I am not getting the Active directory user details after hostig my website in local iis (varsion5.1). Can anyone help me??
Robbe Morris replied to jidheesh Rajan on 06-Dec-12 09:33 AM
You won't unless you set the IIS application NOT to use anonymous authentication. It must use windows authentication only.
jidheesh Rajan replied to Robbe Morris on 07-Dec-12 08:18 AM
I did what u suggested. The details i am getting from AD. But I need to enter the user name and password. Is there any option to get the details with out entering the password. So that i can avoid my login screen.
Robbe Morris replied to jidheesh Rajan on 07-Dec-12 08:20 AM
jidheesh Rajan replied to Robbe Morris on 09-Dec-12 11:35 PM
Hi, Thank you so much for supporting me...
I referred the link , in the function
public static bool LoadSession(string userName, string password, string domainControllerServerName)
you are passing the password. But I don't want to pass the password to AD. I need to get the Currently logged in Active directory user details with out entering the password. Could you please have a look on this and help me?
Thanks in advance
Robbe Morris replied to jidheesh Rajan on 10-Dec-12 08:28 AM
Read closer. I just used it to validate their credentials. You do not need to do that. You need the code below it.
jidheesh Rajan replied to Robbe Morris on 11-Dec-12 08:04 AM
I tried that code. its working fine in Visual studio development server. But after hosting to IIS, the user name is displaying as
ASPNET and not getting any other AD Details. I am using IIS5.1 . Please have a look on this and help me.
Robbe Morris replied to jidheesh Rajan on 11-Dec-12 08:04 AM
Are you hard coding the user's username or are you attempting to get it from the Request.ServerVariables collection?
jidheesh Rajan replied to Robbe Morris on 12-Dec-12 01:20 AM
Thank you very much for your support.
I am getting the username with this code.
private String GetLoggedUser()
string Username = Page.User.Identity.Name;
int hasDomain = Username.IndexOf(@"\");
if (hasDomain > 0)
Username = Username.Remove(0, hasDomain + 1);
And i am trying to get the AD Details with following code
string connection = "LDAP://SEDC.HELLO.COM";
String domainAndUsername = "HELLO" + @"\" + GetLoggedUser();
using (DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry(connection))
string UserName = GetLoggedUser();
DirectorySearcher dssearch = new DirectorySearcher(entry);
dssearch.Filter = "(sAMAccountName=" + UserName + ")";
SearchResult sresult = dssearch.FindOne();
string path = sresult.Path;
DirectoryEntry dsresult = sresult.GetDirectoryEntry();
if (dsresult.Properties["givenName"].Value != null)
txtFullName.Text = dsresult.Properties["givenName"].ToString();
//if (dsresult.Properties["sn"].Value != null)
// txtTelephone.Text = dsresult.Properties["sn"].ToString();
if (dsresult.Properties["mail"].Value != null)
txtEmail.Text = dsresult.Properties["mail"].ToString();
if (dsresult.Properties["telephoneNumber"].Value != null)
txtTelephone.Text = dsresult.Properties["telephoneNumber"].ToString();
catch (Exception ex)
lblError.Text = ex.Message.ToString();
After hosting this, username is coming ASPNET. and able to connect AD.
Please have a look on this and help me..
Thanks in advance
Robbe Morris replied to jidheesh Rajan on 12-Dec-12 08:31 AM
I already gave you the code but yet you are not using it. I can't help you if you won't help yourself.