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Impersonating another user

You can use Brightspot as a different user. This technique is useful for administrators who need to verify that they configured a role's or user's permissions correctly. For example, Alex is a Brightspot administrator with access to all features. He configured a role Proofreader with access only to the Workstreams and Scheduled Events widgets on the dashboard. Alex can impersonate a user in the Proofreader role to verify the dashboard is configured correctly.

Typical administrator's dashboard
Figure 64. Typical administrator's dashboard


Dashboard of an impersonated user
Figure 65. Dashboard of an impersonated user


Procedure. To impersonate a user:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Users & Roles.

  2. Select the user you want to impersonate.

  3. Click |mi-settings|, and from the menu select Impersonate This Tool User.

You return to the dashboard as seen by the impersonated user. A message appears above the header indicating the user you are impersonating. Furthermore, in widgets that show an editor's name, such as Revisions, the impersonated user's name appears.