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Getting WINNT username/password
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Posted By:   Arvind_S
Posted On:   Thursday, August 1, 2002 08:07 AM

Is it possible to write a Java program that can get the username/password of the WINNT machine that is either standalone or remote?

System.getProperty("user.name") promptly gets me the user name of the WINNT standalone machine, but I want to know how to get the password as well.

Earnestly awaiting your responses.

Thank you

Re: Getting WINNT username/password

Posted By:   Animesh_Srivastava  
Posted On:   Friday, August 2, 2002 01:14 AM

Thats right, password cant be retrieved because of obvious security reasons. I dont know what is exactly your purpose behind trying to get the password directly, but if you want to authenticate the user then you should probably be using NTLM.

Re: Getting WINNT username/password

Posted By:   Christopher_Koenigsberg  
Posted On:   Thursday, August 1, 2002 08:52 AM

Hopefully, the password is not stored anywhere in plaintext, and therefore can not be retrieved in any way.

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