Login as different user in SharePoint 2013

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Login as different user is missing in SharePoint 2013 upper menu. Me and other IT stuff often use this when troubleshooting user’s problems or errors. We have 3 options to login as another user.
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First option

1.start IE or other browser as different user

2. shift + click on browser opens menu with feature login as another user

Second option

1.  use this URL for accessing portal http://portal/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

 

Third option

1. change script code in welcome.aspx

2. go to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions15TEMPLATECONTROLTEMPLATES

3. before the line  <SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat=”server” id=”ID_RequestAccess” add this script code

<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat=”server” ID=”ID_LoginAsDifferentUser”
Text=”<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuser%>”
Description=”<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuserdescription%>”
MenuGroupId=”100″
Sequence=”100″
UseShortId=”true”
/>

source: http://sharepointquester.com/2013/02/21/sign-in-as-a-different-user-in-sharepoint-2013/

Third option returns login as another user in upper menu, but Microsoft does not recommend changing welcome.aspx, so I prefer first option, but for normal users I set second option.

 

 

Saša

Works as system engineer in Slovenian Enterprise in Microsoft environment focusing on security, deployments, SharePoint, SCCM and CheckPoint firewall. Author of successful blog about IT security, Microsoft tips & tricks, social media, internet trends.

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