MIM / PAM Sign in as Different User


SharePoint used to have a menu option called “Sign in as Different User” in the top-right corner of every page. It is very useful but form admins sometimes it can be a bit of a pain. So simple solution is to build it right into the Home Page Resources like you see below.


In this configuration we are using SharePoint 2013 so SharePoint 2010 might be a bit different to close the connection .

First Step  Click on Administration –> Home Page Resources


Then click on New


Now you see the new information around our Home Page resource General tab

DisplayName: Sign in as Different User
Usage Keywords: BasicUI


Next screen : UI Position

Region: Right region of homepage
Parent order: 4
Order: 0


Next: Behavior

Navigation Url:  ~/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true


Finally: Localization Tab

Supported Languages: English
Localized Display Name: Sign in as Different User



Once complete click Ok and finish. You will need to run IISRESET to have the cache refresh so your users can see it . Once done if a user click on it they will get redirected to a sign in prompt to enter in new credentials.


Happy Identity !!

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