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You expected the Java code to run at the client machine, but it doesn't. It runs at the server machine. That's your misinterpretation here.

If you want to get the client's user name by System.getProperty(), then you obviously need to run Java at the client machine. You can do this using a signed
applet or a web start application.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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