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author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke

[Status update] Just learned something new for the IE!

If you press SHIFT and right-click on the IE shortcut, you can choose to run it as another user than the one your currently logged in with.

Never knew this one. I knew the "Run as admin" of course, but running with another user is reeeeally helpful for my portal and IDM UI tests. :) Had to use Firefox for those scenarios.

Yeah! *imagine cool looking smilie here*

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  • Feb 03, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    nice, thanks for sharing! (don't need it now, but you never know...)

    btw, this seems not to be an IE-Feature but one of Windows: on my Win7 I get this (run as different user) on every executable with shift+right-click

  • Feb 03, 2017 at 01:04 PM

    Hi Steffi,

    I like to use multiple browsers, a colleague of mine uses incognito mode ( CTRL+SHIFT+N in chrome) when you have for instance an initiator and approver scenario in fiori.

    Kind regards, Rob Dielemans

    • Feb 03, 2017 at 01:09 PM

      I just tried incognito mode with the IE, but the SSO of our portal seems to be stronger: I'm still logged on. ^^

      Yeah, I use FF and a url with added "don't use SSO" parameter to logon with my testusers. But still, tricks to make this easier are always welcome. :)

  • Feb 06, 2017 at 01:11 PM

    Hi Steffi, is your requirement to just start separate IE instances with separate (cookie-) sessions? Then I still recommend the old -nomerge comand line parameter. I always "manipulate" my IE task bar icon to launch command line

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nomerge

    instead of original

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

    So every click on it will launch a new window with separate session. This parameter is documented to be deprecated but still works for me.

    Cheers, Lutz

    • Feb 06, 2017 at 01:40 PM

      I'll see if this works for the user that is supposed to use her normal account and testuser. We have a policy in play, that uses our portal as homepage for the IE and via SSO you're always logon with the current windows user. So a bit of a workaround is necessary to login with another account. I try to find the easiest possible way for her.

      A colleague showed me, that you can simply drag the shortcut of the needed URL on the browser icon and voilĂ . I'm using that the most at the moment with FF as the second browser.

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