SharePoint 2013: Where is the Sign in as Different User option?

Written by Denis Stadler on . Posted in Development

I have noticed an interesting thing in SharePoint 2013: there is by default no Sign in as Different User option into the menu.
sharepoint-user-menu
In order to get it back you need to open the Welcome.ascx file, which is located at the following path: Program Files – Common Files – Microsoft shared – Web Server Extensions – 15 – TEMPLATE – CONTROLTEMPLATES.
There you need to manually add the command into the SharePoint menu:

<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser"
Text="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuser%>"
Description="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuserdescription%>"
MenuGroupId="100" 
Sequence="100" 
UseShortId="true" />

welcome.ascx
After saving the file and refreshing your browser you should see the missing menu entry appearing.
sharepoint-sign-in-as-a-diferent-user

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Denis Stadler

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Comments (1)

  • Binu

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    Simple, But cool. Thanks :)

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