The Beauty of SharePoint 2007 – Sign In As Different User

If you are like me and work for a company where you spend a lot of your time testing features or web parts for users of different security levels – then you have likely found it to be a bit of a pain to switch user logins when logged into SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

However Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 has a beautiful feature that allows you to log in as another user by just a couple of quick clicks on the actions menu.

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Note: This series of posts is designed to show some of the great new features of SharePoint 2007 that are currently in BETA. Therefore some of these items may change over time so in essence all of these post may have an expiry date.

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5 Responses to The Beauty of SharePoint 2007 – Sign In As Different User

  1. Jim says:

    I think this is a great feature for testing with test users but I wouldn’t expect users to be handing out their network credentials.

  2. Dan says:

    You’d want to create some dummy users to stand in for your users, who should certainly not be handing over their network credentials.

    I’m pretty excited for this feature.

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  5. Saravanan says:

    I have tested this beautiful feature, Unfortunately, when you sign out if you link another website content through the page viewer web part, it doesn’t sign out from that other site. Your old login session is still kept and the page viewers still shows the content for the previously logged in user. Any solution?