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[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 10:00 AM
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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

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Yep, noticed this afterwards, too. Nice feature. :)

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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

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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. :)

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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

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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 voilà. I'm using that the most at the moment with FF as the second browser.

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