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Get a user object

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Get a user object

In a business rule or other server script, the gs.getUser() method returns a user object. The user object is an internal representation of the currently logged in user and provides information about the user and various utility functions.

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See the ServiceNow Developers site for API information.

For a list and description of the available scoped methods for the user object, see GlideUser() on the ServiceNow Developers site.

To get user information for a particular user:


  1. Retrieve the current user.
    var myUserObject = gs.getUser()
  2. Use the getUserByID method to fetch a different user using the user_name field or sys_id on the target record.
    For example:
    var ourUser = gs.getUser(); 
    gs.­print(­ourUser.­getFirstName()); //print the first name of the user you are currently logged in as 
    ourUser = ourUser.­getUserByID(­'abel.tuter'); //fetch a different user, using the user_name field or sys_id on the target user record. 
    gs.­print(­ourUser.­getFirstName()); //first name of the user you fetched above 
    gs.­print(­ourUser.­isMemberOf(­'Capacity Mgmt'));