In this post I will take you through one common real-life scenario in SharePoint 2013.
You are working on a SharePoint site. For testing a page, you need to Sign In as a different user. SharePoint only provides Sign Out menu item.
On clicking the Sign Out you will get signed out & the browser may prompt to close. Once reopening the browser you will be again signed in as the old user. Problem repeats!
How to Sign In as a different user?
SharePoint 2010 had a menu item called Sign in as different user. But Microsoft removed it in SharePoint 2013 for various reasons.
Following are few solutions to apply for the current situation.
Solution 1: URL
You can explicitly use the Close Connection Url with the parameter.
For example if your Site URL is http://server/site
Your final URL will be:
On using the URL you will be prompted with the Sign In box.
Hope this will solve your problem.
Solution 2: IE Settings
Alternatively, you can go to the IE Settings to change the Login option as shown below.
Internet Options > Security (tab) > Custom Level (button) > Prompt for user name and password.
If your Administrator is managing the settings, you will not be able to change it.
In this post we have explored a common real life scenario in SharePoint 2013.