188.8.131.52. User Substitution
The system administrator can give a user an ability to substitute another user. The substituting user will have the same session, but a different set of roles, constraints and attributes, assigned from the substituted user.
It is recommended to use the
If the user has substituted users, a drop-down list will be shown in the application upper right corner instead of the plain text with the current user name:
If another user is selected in this list, all opened screens will be closed and the substitution will be made active. The
UserSession.getUser() method will still return the user that has logged in, however, the
UserSession.getSubstitutedUser() method will return the substituted user. If there is no substitution, the
UserSession.getSubstitutedUser() method will return
Substituted users can be managed through the Substituted Users table in the user edit screen. The user substitution screen is described below:
User – the edited user. This user will substitute another user.
Substituted user – the substituted user.
Start date, End date – optional substitution period. User substitution will be unavailable outside of this period. If no period is specified, substitution will be available until this table entry is removed.