I am looking to do impersonation of Users other than standard LoginAs function from Visualforce.

Please give thoughts on this and directions.

Thanks in advance

  • what kind of impersonation are you trying to do? save that record as the user, show data as the user would see it, login as that user?
    – Ryan Guest
    Jan 24, 2014 at 8:09
  • I would like to Login as that User.
    – Arun SFDC
    Jan 26, 2014 at 14:07

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If you want to render a VF Page as another user, you'll probably want to obtain their Session Id, then use an HTTP callout to render it. You can use a Cookie and pretend to be a browser:

String sessionId = UserInfo.getSessionId(); //you need THEIR sid
String url = 'https://c.na1.visual.force.com/apex/Vf';

HttpRequest request = new HttpRequest();
request.setHeader('Cookie', 'sid=' + sessionId + ';');

HttpResponse response = new Http().send(request);
return response.getBody();

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