I have opened one site in SharePoint designer (SPD) 2013 and used some login.

Now I want to open the same site with different login name but don't see any way.

I tried to google and found article which says

  1. Open your site in SharePoint designer (designer 2010/ 2013)
  2. Bottom of the task in SPD, you will find this small icon – please refer the following screenshot.

But I don't see any icon. Here is link I was referring too.

I also tried to clear cache and try to open site but it doesnt ask me anything.

How can I fix it?

2 Answers 2


In SharePoint Designer, select the File tab and navigate to Account > Switch Account (link).

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When there, you can either sign out or switch to another account.

Force Login on SharePoint Designer

Now, this is a little trickier. You have to add your site as a restricted site in Internet Explorer Options to force SharePoint Designer to ask for credentials. You add your (root) site collection as a restricted site on the security tab:

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Source: Sharepoint Designer - Change login credentials question

  • i wish to login as domain\username.. Nov 18, 2015 at 9:28
  • Also by the way i wish to open site using different username and not SPD.. when i opened site for first time in SPD it asked for username and password.. now its not asking Nov 18, 2015 at 9:30
  • @DevelopmentIsMyPassion See my updated answer how to force SPD to ask for credentials.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Nov 18, 2015 at 10:02
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    This is awesome. Many thanks thats what i was looking Nov 18, 2015 at 11:06
  • 1
    You saved my day !!!! May 12, 2017 at 12:06

The article referenced in your inquiry may not be clear. To address this issue, I recommend the following steps:

  • Click Right on Sharepoint Designer and select Run as a different user,

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If you couldn't find this option

  • Select open file location > Press Shift and Righ click > Select Run as a different user.

You can also check another method from this ref : Sign in as Different User in SharePoint Designer 2013

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