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Allow administrator to impersonate another user, for debugging purposes.

Project description

Allow administrator to impersonate another user. Useful for verifying workflow/permission set up on real content.


Install collective.impersonate by adding it to your buildout:



eggs =

and then running bin/buildout


See the docs folder for instructions on how to use this add-on.


  • autocomplete with search select2 widget for choosing the user to impersonate


The project is licensed under the GPLv2.

Based on the old niteoweb.loginas package:



1.4 (2021-12-11)

  • Plone 6 compatibility -> remove <includeDependencies /> [petschki]

1.3 (2020-10-07)

  • Add support for Plone 5.2 and Python 3 [cillianderoiste]

  • Use explicit dependency on Products.GenericSetup >= 1.8.2 [laulaz]

  • Fix issue with Lineage subsites, where the many_users property couldn’t be resolved due to a wrong adapter context. [thet]

  • Added French translation [laulaz]

  • minor markup cleanup [ajung]

  • Plone 4.3 compatibility [petschki]

  • Minor code cleanup: black, isort, travis fixes. [thet]

1.2 (2019-06-18)

  • lists available users only if the “Many users?” box in Users and Groups control panel is not checked [tkimnguyen]

1.1.1 (2019-06-16)

  • upgrade to Plone 5.1.5, add ‘Framework :: Plone :: Addon’ pypi classifier, tweak docs [tkimnguyen]

1.1 (2019-06-15)

  • update docs to show Impersonate portal action [tkimnguyen]

  • add user documentation [tkimnguyen]

  • add Impersonate personal menu item for Manager role [tkimnguyen]

  • fix buildout, isort fixes, flake8 fixes, Travis fixes [tkimnguyen]

  • upgrade to Plone 5.0.10 [tkimnguyen]

  • tweak Travis xvfb start [tkimnguyen]

  • fix test buildout [tkimnguyen]

1.0.1 (2017-03-07)

  • Brownbag release. [zupo]

1.0 (2017-03-07)

  • Initial release. [zupo]

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