<p><h2> Owner Information</h2>
<h3>$User.FirstName </h3>
<h3>$User.LastName </h4>
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    Rann A kind request, please start posting the use case and details of what you want, all your questions need formatting and clarity.
    – Rao
    Dec 2, 2015 at 19:42
  • The Above code is a part of my lightning component code . I just want to display the current user's first name and last name in the Lightning Application
    – Rann
    Dec 2, 2015 at 19:44
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    look at this post for answer to your question : salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/100951/…
    – Rao
    Dec 2, 2015 at 19:47
  • You can vote for this idea to allow global user fields in lightning components reflecting current user information. success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=0873A000000E7lFQAS
    – brahma
    Jul 8, 2017 at 10:45

1 Answer 1


You will need to get the information from the server by calling an "AuraEnabled" method on an Apex Class.

Your Apex Class (Controller): RunningUserCtrl

public class RunningUserCtrl {
    public static User getCurrentUser() {
      User user = [SELECT Id, FirstName, LastName FROM User WHERE Id = :UserInfo.getUserId() LIMIT 1];
      return user;

Your Component: RunningUserCmp

<aura:component controller="RunningUserCtrl"
    <aura:attribute name="runningUser" type="User" />
    <aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.doInit}"/>
    <p>User lastname: <ui:outputText value="{!v.runningUser.LastName}"/></p>
    <p>User firstname: <ui:outputText value="{!v.runningUser.FirstName}"/></p>

Look at:<aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.doInit}"/>

This registers an init event handler for the component. init is a predefined event sent to every component. After the component is initialized, the doInit action is called in the component's controller, retrieving the User record.

Your Component's Controller:

    doInit: function(component, event, helper) {
        var action = component.get("c.getCurrentUser"); // method in the apex class
        action.setCallback(this, function(a) {
            component.set("v.runningUser", a.getReturnValue()); // variable in the component
  • No query is needed everything exists in the userInfo static methods. You even used that to get the data int he query....
    – Eric
    Dec 2, 2015 at 21:21
  • Don't we have the ability to print First Name and Last name in Lightning component in a single line of statement , like where we print in a Visualforce page.... @Ardavanmet
    – Rann
    Dec 2, 2015 at 21:32
  • @Eric is right. If you want to return a few attributes you can use the UserInfo class directly. In the example I returned the whole User record.
    – ardavanmet
    Dec 2, 2015 at 21:33
  • @Rann not that I know. Maybe in a future release?
    – ardavanmet
    Dec 2, 2015 at 21:37

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