Missing "Sign in as Different User" option in sharepoint 2013

If you are using this menu option in previous versions of sharepoint, there is no link for "Sign in as Different User" anymore...

But there is 2 workarounds for having the same functionality;

1. Change the siteurl with yours and it will ask you for the new username and password


2. Open internet explorer by  using "run as different user" option  (Shift+ right click) by entering the username and password that you like


Keep in mind first option may not work in some browsers and ie10




Comments (6)

  1. 1)  C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions15TEMPLATECONTROLTEMPLATESwelcome.ascx

    2) Put this code in welcome.ascx page

    <SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser"



    MenuGroupId="100"   Sequence="100"   UseShortId="true"   />

  2. sarita singh says:

    nice article.it resolved my problem

  3. RAmona Machado says:

    After much gnashing of teeth I discovered that the switch user URL is not complete.   the URL below will work with almost all browsers regardless of version.  Replace SiteURL in both placed below with the your sites home page URL.


  4. TheSharePointHelper says:

    If you are using Chrome here is a video on how to sign in as a different user


  5. VIjay says:

    Really good one ..

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