Running an application with an alternate account

If your administrator has configured the ability to run an application with an alternate account, you can run applications with an alternate, privileged account without having to log in to PAS and check out the password for that alternate account.

Alternate accounts are typically a privileged or administrator account in Active Directory that's associated with an owner account. You can log in to the alternate account using your main account.

For example, system administrators typically have several accounts, a user account for general log-ins and an administrative account to access specific systems and services.

To run an application with an alternate account:

  1. Right-click the desired application and choose Run with Alternate Account.
  2. If you have multiple alternate accounts, you can then choose which account to use.

    The application runs under your alternate account.