In site admin- unable to use log in as a user

One of my team members can't log in and I was attempting to use the log in as user button in site admin/user management. the button worked once.  The second time it threw up an error message " an error occurred while trying to log in as X" and then the page appears to be allowing me to log with this pop up " you are now logged in as X" in but never alow the log in.  (the progress circle just cycles) Then the page is frozen and the only way to get away from that page is to use the browser back button.  


How can I help this person with re-setting the password?

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If you are using JIRA Cloud, I would recommend you to reach directly to our Support team, so they can help on adjust this user account.

You can create a ticket for the Support Team in the link below:


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Jeremy Evans Atlassian Team Sep 17, 2015

Hi @Paula Dycaico


It sounds like what you have found might be a known bug with impersonation and IE that you can follow at Sorry about that!

In the mean time, using a different browser should let you impersonate that user again. Alternatively, you can change a users password directly without impersonating them. The 'change password' button should be next to the impersonate button. 




I did use another browser, and it allowed me to log in as the user and select the option to change the password within the users screen, however the system does not recognize her old password, so I can't fix this for her.  The original problem I was trying to solve was that her password stopped working.  

The change password button only allows me to change my password, even though I m in the screen for the other user. It defaults to my email address.

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Jeremy Evans Atlassian Team Sep 17, 2015

That sounds very unusual and not the behaviour I would expect! Please raise a ticket with support and they will be able to help the user directly.

How can I create a ticket?

You can access, log in with your MyAtlassian account (the same you use here on Answers) and fill the fields to create a new ticket.

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