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Impersonation – Level Up Hidden Feature that every Power Platform CE Developer ought to know

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Hi Folks,

By this time, almost every Dynamics 365 Developer had some day or the other used Level up in their Custom Engagement consultant career.

While every one out in the Dynamics CRM Space know about the widely popular God mode available in Level Up which helps in the day to day administration and maintenance activity of CE applications.

Today in this blog post, lets see how we can achieve impersonation using Level up. We all know about impersonation in Dynamics CRM possibly using Plugins via Plugin Registration tool.

But do you know, using Level Up, do you know that you even don’t need to write any piece of code but can impersonate to any user in the system with thin a few clicks right from your browser. If this interests you, just follow along…

Just open the level up chrome extension. This is how your home screen look like..to use this feature, just click on Impersonate as highlighted in the below image. For all this activity, I am logged in as Admin user to the system.

Next you can search with the username with whom you want to impersonate with i.e. here I would like to impersonate with my user account. You can search and impersonate with any user in the system.

Once you click on SEARCH USER

Upnext, click on impersonate button available as below

It opens a new window impersonated with the user account as the impersonated user.

The screen shows as the user pavan is the logged in user…

Now you can perform all the operations same as what user pavan has…how cool is it…this feature perfects suits when you want to test out the application security roles where you would like to make a change to a user role and assign to other team member, test it without needing his/her presence. Cool to know, isn’t it….

References:

You can install the extension on Edge, Firefox and Chrome.

GitHub for source code and project documentation

Cheers to Nataraj Yegnaraman who developed this cool tool…

Thanks for reading…

PMDY

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Author: Pavan Mani Deep Y

Technology geek who loves sharing my leanings, quick tips and new features on Dynamics 365 & related tools, technologies. An Azure IOT Enthusiast….

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