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How to check if User is admin from a Java Application

This post is about summarizing different ways to check if user is admin in JAva


Use system calls to check if user is admin

A Java application can call system command through the class Runnable

You can see this post about ways to know if from command line.

The code to execute a command from a Java application:


You will need to make some adjustments depending on operating system.


Use isElevationNeeded from PriviledgeRunner class

Method isElevationNeeded from PriviledgeRunner class in IzPack uses this method.


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About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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