When I Open m Web sometimes it Takes "SHAREPOINT\system" Account insted of My Own Account.. Can anyone help me why it is doing like that?

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In case any other internet wayfarers come by this problem; it's highly likely that this is due to the app-pool user being given the "Act as system" privilege in the Central Admin User Policy for the webapplication.

  • Nice answer Helge! You're absolutley right, I've experienced this myself over and over again. Keep up the good work answering questions!
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 21:30

Probably one day we you enter the credentials you check the box to memorize it. To change this, on your computer go in Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage Windows Credentials. Then in the list look up for your server and the credentials that are set and delete them.

On the next prompt to SharePoint website you should be able to specify your own credentials and memorize them.

  • Thanx Seb for reply. Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 7:24
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    I have got my answer. If your account by which you logged in to the WEB is account of your application pool then it will display it as System Account. Central Admin -> Security -> Configure Service Accounts.. From here you can change it. Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 7:32
  • Best Practice Here: You should NOT interactively log into SharePoint with any service account. If properly configured, even troubleshooting access using interactive logins for the service account is never needed. Look at deeper issues here and ask why you are using that Service Account.
    – tekiegreg
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 15:10

Central Administration-Security-Configure Service Accounts- change Farm Account in Network Service


Go to "log out" option or "Sign in as Different User", I think you have the information registered in your browser

  • I had tried that also.. but did not work for me.. Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 8:48
  • Go to "internet option" -> "general" -> "delete...". Do you use your system as Administrator or the user of the application pool? Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 8:59
  • In my case Both are same. Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 9:02
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    So the problem is that... If you try to login in your pc with another user, IE will use that user to login you in SP Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 9:05
  • Thanx.. it Solved my Problem.. Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 9:33

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