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How to enable "Sign in as different user" option in SharePoint 2013

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19 Nov 2013CPOL
Following the below mentioned steps you can enable this option in SharePoint 2013.

Problem

By default in SharePoint 2013 there is no option for "Sign in as different user".

Following the below mentioned steps you can enable this option in SharePoint 2013.

Solution

Step: 1

Go to the location C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web ServerExtensions\15\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES.

Here we have a file named welcome.ascx.

We need to edit this file to enable the option.

Step: 2

Open welcome.ascx in Visual Studio or in Notepad and add the following code and save:

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

  Text="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuser%>"

  Description="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuserdescription%>"

  MenuGroupId="100"

  Sequence="100"

  UseShortId="true"

  />

And it should be above the tag which has ID_RequestAcess.

Step: 3

Refresh the site, and it's been enabled:

 

Summary

In this article I have tried to explain how to enable the “Sign in as different user” option in SharePoint 2013.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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SuggestionAnother option is using CustomAction PinPopular
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