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Retrieving name of current user in JavaScript (Notebook, Dashboard)

Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru


I am trying to get the username of the user that executes some JavaScript in either a notebook or dashboard. I assume that functionality exists in one of the SDKs but I couldnt find anything

Any help is appreciated. 


Dynatrace Mentor
Dynatrace Mentor

Hi @andreas_grabner,

There is currently no SDK available to get the user info, but you can directly call a platform API with the following snippet:

export default async function() {
const response = await fetch("/platform/core/v1/user");
const json = await response.json();
return json.userName;

An SDK should be available in the near future.


FYI - the returned user object has three properties in case anyone is interested: userName, userId, emailAddress

DynaMight Champion
DynaMight Champion

@stefan_eggersto I would guess it is but to make sure - would the same also apply to indetify the current user running an application?

and @andreas_grabner thanks for asking this just a few hours before I stumbled upon this issue 🙂

Yes, you can use the same call to identify the app user.

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