In SharePoint 2013 Microsoft removed logging as a different user option from the welcome menu. In this article we will discuss how we can customize welcome.ascx and bringing back the login as a different user option.
Not sure why Microsoft has removed logging as a different user in share point 2013 Preview. Even tough by default not available we can do it in the following ways :)
There are three ways of doing this:
1. Just add the following to the url: /_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true
2. Start your browser as another user
3. Hack welcome.ascx by adding the code below before the SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate tag with id ID_RequestAccess
<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser"
The above customization will bring back the option in welcome menu.