We are using SharePoint 2013 on-premise edition. One of our user is doing UAT on test environment. He is using a computer joined production domain (prod.com), browse to our test SharePoint farm (http://test.com/sites/test/) to test.

When he browse the test site first time, a login prompt so he type in login (test/userA) and the password. He can login successfully. Later he want to login as another user (test/userB) but he found IE have saved his credential. The login prompt never show up again when he type in the site URL. He is always login as userA.

I suggest him remove his saved credential with Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, then click Manage Credentials. But he found nothing is saved.

I wonder what kind of setup can save the test domain credential? The user is using Win7 and IE11.

3 Answers 3


Sharepoint 2013 always use the credentials of pc, whom you login.

But if you hack the url then you ll get the login prompt.

http://<site URL>/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

Or Launch Ie as different user. Check this.


  • The credential of PC is PROD/someuser not TEST/userA. Then is why I don't understand....
    – Mark L
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 3:30
  • What authentication method u are using in sharepoint, with ntlm I don't think it can happen...but with adfs or fba it is possible
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 3:32

SharePoint uses Claims based authentication and thusly will generate a Windows Claim cookie. Clearing your cookie cache should work. Also, starting IE with the -nomerge switch should make it start fresh each time.


Try steps for IE mentioned in below url for prompting for credentials every time you visit site.

Prompt to change userid for logon when site not shared

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