I created a new user (ID=a0001) in my local AEM and both functions give me the same value (which is a0001).
The Adobe reference document is not very clear on the distinction. Thanks
EDIT: I had a look in CRX/DE for the properties of a0002 user and rep:principleName and rep:authorizableId has the same value.
String principalName = userProperties.getPrincipalName(); String authorizableID = userProperties.getAuthorizableID();
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Also refer to the below link to understand more on the difference between Authorizable and Principal -
Please note the difference between
Authorizable is repository object that is neither associated with nor depending from a particular
Session and thus independent of the login mechanisms creating
On the other hand
Principals are representations of user identities. In other words: each
Principal within the set associated with the Session's Subject upon login represents an identity for that user. An the set of
Principals may differ between different login mechanisms.
Consequently an one-to-many relationship exists between Authorizable and Principal (see also