Tuesday, 24 September 2013

SharePoint 2013: Where is 'Sign in as Another User'?

The 'Sign in as Another User' has been removed by default, but it can be easily added.

There are a few options at your disposal:

1. Run your favourite browser 'as another user' by right clicking on it.
2. Navigate to the url <http://mysite>/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true
3. Perform the following steps to add it to the user menu:

a      Locate and then open the following file in a text editor: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server 
Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES\Welcome.ascx

b.      Add the following element before the existing "ID_RequestAccess" element:
<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser" Text="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuser%>" Description="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuserdescription%>" MenuGroupId="100" Sequence="100" UseShortId="true" />

c.      Save the file.





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