Impersonating Users
  • 08 Mar 2022
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Impersonating Users

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Administrator users can use the Impersonation feature to log on to and use the system, as if they are another user, and carry out activities with the permissions of that user.
You can use this feature:

  • To assist a user.
  • Help a user configure private items, such as dashboards, private queries and reports.
  • To manage and review private items.
  • For troubleshooting – when the admin user logs on using “impersonation” they can only see what the specific user is able to see, and thus help troubleshoot.
  • Impersonation cannot be done using API
  • You cannot impersonate Admin users.
  1. From System Settings, click Manage Users.

  2. Click on a user; the Manage User Drawer opens.


  1. Click on the iconImp.png Impersonate icon; the system informs you that you are about to impersonate the selected user.
  2. Confirm the action.

A notice now appears that you are impersonating the user.
Perform actions in the system as if you are the user you are impersonating. You can only see the assets, queries, enforcement actions, dashboards and reports that the user you are impersonating is authorized to see, and you can only perform actions they are authorized to perform.
During your work a banner appears on the screen saying that you are impersonating the user you chose.


  1. Once you are done click 'Stop'. The system logs you out and then opens the login page so you can login again under your own admin credentials.

Impersonation sessions can last for up to 30 minutes.
Actions performed by an Admin in impersonation mode are listed in the Log as 'Impersonated By'.

Changing your password will log you out immediately. Use the new password to log back in.
First name must have atleast 2 characters. Numbers and special characters are not allowed.
Last name must have atleast 1 characters. Numbers and special characters are not allowed.
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