This is a neat trick I use when developing.
In Windchill it is difficult to 'logout' and then login as another user. To get around this create two browser bookmarks with url format as:
This adds the username and password into the http request, so the user is not prompted. This has the added benefit that you can jump user easily in Windchill if you store the url as a bookmark.
This is really useful for demos!
This is an example of one of my bookmarks:
In the old PTC/User forum there was another idea, to create a button logout.
In this way, when you click on this button, the system it prompts again for username and password.
Nice trick but just so readers know this is unsecure as it saves your credentials in text where anyone with access to your system could find it.
Windchill 10.1 and 10.2 has form based authentication support. This will provide a default button for log out. You can also go one step further and do a SSO configuration
Is there a way to make this work for Windchill 10.2/IE11? I've tested it, and it works in Firefox (as stated above) but the shop computers, who would be using this trick, are all using IE.
Try this for the URL in IE:
The command that I pasted will log out and bring up the login screen for Windchill. Nothing else should be needed.
while it does that, that's not what i'm looking for. i'm hoping for a login bypass (requested by IT) for users who are looking for drawings on the system. the process above works amazingly well for firefox, but i need something for IE.
our current system gives users the ability, once logged into the computer to pull up drawings. that system is becoming unstable, and the drawings are being imported into Windchill. i need a way to allow those users who definitely aren't power users on any level to get into Windchill without having to log in. i have a profile designed that limits what they have access to, and removes the ability to get to the preferences tab. but, quoting from IT, "if there are ways for people to screw it up, they will" - i'm attempting to limit the chance of that happening.
Another trick if you use Internet Explorer is to use nomerge in the shortcut so you can start multiple different sessions.
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nomerge https://windchill.server.address/Windchill