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  • Tim C 155 posts 512 karma points
    Jun 06, 2016 @ 17:37
    Tim C

    I have written a web service in an asmx file (stored under Umbraco\WebServices) and use methods I have in a class in a separate cs file.

    I would like to access the Umbraco loggedin user id - so in my calls I am

    using Umbraco.Core.Security;
    using Umbraco.Core.Models.Membership;


    var authenticationTicket = new HttpContextWrapper(HttpContext.Current).GetUmbracoAuthTicket();
            IUser user = null;
            if (authenticationTicket != null)
                user = UmbracoContext.Current.Application.Services.UserService.GetByUsername(authenticationTicket.Name);
                // not logged into backoffice
            // use it if not null
            var lUserId = "";
            if(user != null)
                lUserId =  user.Id.ToString();

    This is actually returning the logged in user, which suggests that the web service is part of the main application session and has access to HttpContext.

    My question is - is this reliable, ie is the web service always going to be able to query HttpContext, or is this going to be flaky?

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