Login as a member of your community

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Login as a member of your community

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Don’t you just love it when you get a conversation or email from a member of your community saying “I can’t access the website”.  You ask them a few questions, and you’re convinced it’s a problem just affecting their user account, so somehow need to login as them.  In Community Server 2008 or below, you’d have had to either changed the User’s password for them, and then give them a new password, or ask them to give you their password, neither of which is a particularly desirable outcome.

imageCS2008.5 however allows an administrator (System Administrator or Membership Administrator ) to impersonate a user, and act as if they are that user.  To impersonate another user, go to Control Panel > System Administration > Membership Administration.  Search for the user you wish to impersonate, and press edit.  On the admin tab of the edit user page, click impersonate user.

You’ll then be redirected to your website’s homepage, and you’ll notice the username in the welcome area of the page has changed to that of the user you’re impersonating.  You’ll also see your own username in yellow to show that you’re impersonating another user.

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To return to your administrator account, click sign out and you’ll be signed out of your member’s account.

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  • Good Tip!

    Keep up your good work.

  • thanks

  • This'd be a great way to "ghost write" for other members of your team, if they can't.

  • Daniel,

    I have a set up where a small subset of people can write articles on my site, but only a subset of those can publish articles. I have a group wiki which all these people can access, and hten a little control which allows me to copy posts from the wiki into a blog, whilst maintaining the original author. See askcrome.co.uk/.../copy-wiki-page- for my copy from wiki to blog control.

  • I cannnot create a user.

    load XML Parsing Error: no element found

    Location: alexcrome.co.uk/.../CreateUser.aspx

    Line Number 1, Column 1:

  • U can email me mcupryk@shaw.ca

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