How to get name of the Logged in user in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

In Microsoft CRM 2011, many a times we used had to get the name of the logged in user using client side script. Xrm.Page.context.getUserId() used to give us the guid of the user. But alas as simple as it may sound, getting the user name meant to query the user entity with the guid and then get the user name.

Well long time we wished if Microsoft is listening to our prayers, and indeed it has. We now have the method Xrm.Page.context.getUserName() that servers our purpose.


Hope this helps!

Author: Debajit

I am a Dynamics CRM Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with 12 years of experience in Microsoft .NET Technologies and 9 years of dedicated experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. I have worked with companies like Microsoft, SanDisk, PwC, TMF Group and have extensive experience of implementing complex CRM solutions from both offshore and client side. Currently the face of with significant experience in delivering corporate training on Dynamics CRM and have already delivered multiple projects to client through Author of multiple tools on codeplex including the 'Role Based Views' and 'CRM-Sharepoint Metadata manager & Attachment Extractor' which are available for commercial use under For consulting/ training, drop me a note at or visit our website

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