How are user timezones detected ?

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The user's timezone can't be detected by a ReST call itself.

The client's public IP addresses we can be used in combination with freegeoip.net ReST service to find a rough location.

When a client logs into the system, the client's timezone is passed as a parameter in the ReST call /v1/auth/login/{username}.

ReST auth login

The web pages that use the library jstz to detect the timezone and then does log-in via ReST. We remember the user's timezone in the database session record.

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