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I searched a couple of days ago how can I get the current user Id in Lightning Experience without using an Apex controller, and found that I can use the following:

var userId = $A.get('$SObjectType.CurrentUser.Id');

The problem is that I can't find what else I can get with $SObjectType. The documentation on Value Providers only show globalId, $Browser, $Label, $Locale and $Resource.

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There is an open idea to get sObjectType to Lightning - https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=0873A000000E4dRQAS.

Till that time the feature is implemented or documented, it may be safe to assume that it is not supported! What works may continue to work until it is broken.

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