Re: How to check if User has admin privileges or not ?
Can we check the user has admin privileges or not on the local system
through Java ?
Anup did you find a solution to this? I am running into similar issues please let me know. I would appreciate your help.
It is unlikely that Anup will answer after over four years. You would have been better off just
asking your question in the newsgroup.
You can use JNI, but why should Java know if a user has admin privileges? That is system-specific,
and not really Java's job.
Even if a user has admin privileges, the program might be restricted from performing certain actions.
The usual means is to try what you need to do and catch exceptions. Warn the user if they're running
the program with insufficient privilege or whatever.
You could also RTFM for API calls that might help you.
This might, for example, turn up
and related calls that would let you call out to the system to determine rights.
Do you know how to determine the user's rights with OS-specific utilities?
Again, next time just start a new thread. Years-old threads aren't likely to be much help.
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