Logging in as a different user in SharePoint 2013 Preview
When you start to play with SharePoint 2013 preview you will soon find that our good ol' 'Sign in as a different user' is gone:
Not sure why they have removed it. As there are some issues with this (even in 2010), I think it might be done because of that, but for most people this will be missed.
Luckily this is only a cosmetic change, as the plumbing is still there.
There are three ways of doing this:
Just add the following to the url: /_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true
Start your browser as another user
Hack welcome.ascx by adding the code below before the SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate tag with id ID_RequestAccess
<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser"
Obviously modifying control templates is not something we should be doing once the product goes RTM. Lets hope product group decides to put everything back where it belongs J