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I see from the following help page that it is possible to login as another user when in the Salesforce Web UI.

Salesforce help page: Logging in as another user

However I'm developing a mobile app and sometimes it would be really useful to login as another user through oauth and the mobile SDK. Is this possible? If so what's the easiest way? Thanks!

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Short answer: no, it's not possible to login as another user via OAuth and the Mobile SDK.

The closest thing you could do would be to have your app request refresh_token scope (as well as whichever other scopes it needs); user A could then login and the app would pass user A's refresh token to user B, who would create an access token from it. The app should allow A or B to revoke the refresh token, particularly since they are a limited resource (5 per user per app).

Note - I haven't done any security analysis on the above. It allows user B to impersonate user A as far as the scope of the token allows. You should carefully consider if this is what you want.

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