Showing Current User Info

Learn how to show current user info using Thymeleaf.

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Application user details

We have seen in the earlier modules that we can show the username on a Thymeleaf page using sec:authentication="name" and the roles of the user with sec:authentication="principal.authorities".

The principal refers to the UserDetails implementation that the UserDetailsService returns. We can call any method of our ApplicationUserDetails implementation in the sec:authentication attribute to display information about the current user.

Updating menu

As an example, we can update top-menu.html to show the displayName and the username information from ApplicationUserDetails:

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