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Login as User extension for Joomla!

Login as User

This plugin helps admin users to login to the front-end as a specific user. It is useful for websites where the admin user needs to check if a user can see their order(s) correctly, if a form was filled out correctly, or any issues with a user's personal details, etc. The Admin user will be accessing all this information as the external User in order to replicate any issues and assist the user.

Extension Information

  • Latest Version: 3.1.2
  • Login as User v3.1.2 - Changelog

    Login as User v3.1.2 - Changelog

    3.1.2
    + Added   ! Removed   ^ Changed   # Fixed
    
    05-Jul-2017 : v3.1.2
    # Bug fixed after upgrade to J! 3.7.3. The admins can't enter text in the form fields from the plugin parameters.
    # Web357 framework has been updated to the version 1.4.5.
    
    13-May-2017 : v3.1.1
    + Compatibility for auto-updates via Watchful.li external service. [Many thanks to Valentin Barbu, Rafael Gaus, and Frank].
    + Compatible with the latest version of Web357 Framework v1.4.3.
    ^ If the JED link does not exist yet, do not display the 'leave a review' text inside the plugin parameters.
    
    26-Apr-2017 : v3.1.0
    + Compatibility with Joomla! 3.7
    ! End of support Joomla! 2.5.x. Note that the version 3.1+ of Login as User is not available anymore for Joomla! 2.5 series. DO NOT install this version if your Joomla! is not up to date, at least to the latest series of Joomla!.
    # Minor bug fixes after upgrade to Joomla! 3.7
    
    08-Dec-2016 : v3.0.6
    + The [nl-NL] Dutch (Belgium) language has been added (Many thanks to Henk Gordebeke for his contribution).
    
    29-Jun-2016 : v3.0.5
    # BUG Fixed: The "Download ID" is missing from the plugin parameters, but exists in the component parameters. You can now enter your download ID, in the component parameters, either in the plugin parameters. Each one submission, or both of them, are correct.
    
    12-May-2016 : v3.0.4
    # BUG Fixed: The error messages about the download ID, during the update of other Web357 extensions, have been resolved and have been removed.
    # BUG Fixed: If the sh404sef extension is installed on your website, the URL redirections after login as a user redirects you to a 404 error page.
    
    14-Apr-2016 : v3.0.3
    # Bug Fixed: An error 404 (0 - Invalid address) is displayed after upgrading to Joomla! 3.5.1, after clicking on the link "Login as _username_". [Thank you, Lisa Keyser]
    
    08-Dec-2015 : v3.0.2
    # Minor bug fixes after the latest upgrade from v3.0.1
    
    07-Dec-2015 : v3.0.1
    ^ Updated description.
    ^ Updated translations.
    
    18-Nov-2015 : v3.0.0
    + ACL supported. 
    # Bug fixed: 500 Error. The function onAfterInitialise() is changed to onAfterDispatch(). 
    ^ Managers and Admins are not authorized to log in as Super User. 
    + NEW Parameter Field: Custom CSS style. You can add your personal CSS style. Find the classes by right click on the text, and then inspect element (browser option). 
    + NEW Parameter Field: Displayed text. You can change the "Login as User" text. 
    + Compatible with 'ExtendedReg' Joomla! Plugin, of jVitals Team. 
    # Minor bug fixes and clean up some code. 
    
    13-Nov-2015 : v2.1.4
    + NEW Parameter Field: Download ID. You need to specify your Download ID before you can receive updates for the PRO versions. For more information please follow our instructions here: https://www.web357.eu/download-id
    # Minor bug fixes.
    
    30-Oct-2015 : v2.1.3
    # BUG Fixed: Fatal error: Class 'JControllerAdmin' not found in \administrator\components\com_loginasuser\controllers\users.php on line 30
    
    19-Aug-2015 : v2.1.2
    + New Parameter: Choose the login system, Joomla! core or K2. If you select K2, note that the parameter 'Enable K2 User Profile' in K2 settings must be enabled. The default option is 'Joomla'.
    
    26-May-2015 : v2.1.1
    # Warning and Notice messages do not display anymore.
    
    18-May-2015 : v2.1.0
    + Component has been added.
    
    23-Apr-2015 : v2.0.0
    + Compatible with "Web357Framework" (Joomla! system plugin).
    ^ Improvement design for parameter fields (better radio buttons and color pickers).
    + ADMIN: New Element: Description of extension (buttons: view demo, more details, changelog, support).
    + ADMIN: New Element: Version Check.
    + ADMIN: New Element: About Web357 (logo, description, find us on social media).
    # General minor fixes.
    # Clean and code improvement.
    
    24-Mar-2015 : v1.1.0
    # BUG Fixed: "JFile: :copy:" in Joomla! 3.4.1.
    + New parameter field: "Admin's Email".
    + New parameter field: "URL Redirect after Login".
    ^ After plugin installation redirects you on Users Manager page.
    + CSS added in Users Manager page to give a style to the "Login as User" phrase.
    ^ The head link "Login as User" in Users Manager page, has now a sort order link.
    		
    27-Nov-2014 : v1.0.0
    + First beta release
    
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This plugin helps admin users to login to the front-end as a specific user. It is useful for websites where the admin user needs to check if a user can see their order(s) correctly, if a form was filled out correctly, or any issues with a user's personal details, etc. The Admin user will be accessing all this information as the external User in order to replicate any issues and assist the user.

Basic Features


  • Login System (Choose the login system, Joomla! core, K2 or ExtendedReg. If you select K2, note that the parameter 'Enable K2 User Profile' in K2 settings must be enabled).
  • Inform Admin (Send a message to Admin, to inform that a user logged in from backend, through 'Login as User' plugin).
  • Admin's Email (Enter Admin's Email address. Example: info@yourdomain.com. If you leave this field blank, the default email from global configuration will be used).
  • URL Redirect after login (Enter the URL that redirects the Admin in front-end, after a successfull login as a specific User).
  • Displayed Text (Enter your preferred displayed text. E.g. Login as %s »... or Login as User »... or Login as Client »... etc. Notice that the variable %s is equal with the Username of User).
  • Custom CSS Style (Enter your personal CSS style for the 'Login as User' text).

How it works? (Video)


Screenshots


01-Login-as-User-List
02-Login-as-User-Params

What people say about Login as User


  • Hartmut Kunst

    Perfect, it does, what it is designed for. Very easy to use. I am using a third partie login component (ExtendedReg) and had some obstacles, but the Support was very much encouraged to overcome this. Perfect! Especially with such great Support.

  • Lasse Klubien

    Instal + Click = your getting what you need. Couldn't be easier! Support Not needed! Value for money? Saves a lot of time and hassel.

  • Joachim Makowski

    Works perfectly. Clearly and transparently. Low price for a good job.

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