In Visualforce controllers, we have ApexPages.currentPage().getHeaders() to get info like user-agent, etc... Is there any equivalent for Lightning controllers? I know this info can be found from $Browser on the front end, but I can't find a way to access it from Apex.

  • As you can't access this directly on the server side then send it from the client. BTW what you are trying this user agent string? – itzmukeshy7 Jan 5 '18 at 6:29

You can use $Browser and get the information needed and pass that as a parameter to the apex method when you make a call to the server.

    checkBrowser: function(component) {
        var action = component.get("c.getUserAgent");

           device: $A.get("$Browser.formFactor")

        action.setCallback(this, function(a) {
          if (a.getState() === "SUCCESS") {
            component.set("v.contact", a.getReturnValue());
          } else if (a.getState() === "ERROR") {
            $A.log("Errors", a.getError());

  • So the only way to do this is to go through every single server call in my entire application and add a parameter? We'd like to log some diagnostic info in the event of an exception on the server side, but it looks like there's still no viable infrastructure to do that. – Jim Madrigal Jan 5 '18 at 13:36

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