The Masquerade module allows site administrators (or anyone with enough permissions) to switch users and surf the site as that user (no password required). That person can switch back to their own user account at any time.
This is helpful for site developers when trying to determine what a client, logged in as themselves, might see when logged into the site.
The masquerade module is designed as a tool for site designers and site administrators. While masquerading, a field is set on the $user object, and a menu item appears allowing the user to switch back. Database log (watchdog) entries are made any time a user masquerades or stops masquerading as another user.
Any previous support to masquerade as "anonymous" has always been buggy and hurts performance on larger sites. To masquerade as anonymous users, logout.
- Maintenance status: Minimally maintained
- Development status: Maintenance fixes only
- Module categories: Administration, Developer, User Access & Authentication
- Reported installs: 48,977 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 401,162
- Automated tests: Enabled
- Last modified: December 15, 2014