This plugin allows you to log in as any user, using any administrator’s password. The user can still log in using their own password.
Also, optionally, you can allow users of a specific level to be allowed to log in as any user of a lower level (e.g. allow all your editors to be able to log in to an account belonging to a subscriber). It is also possible (by setting usermeta in your database) to indicate specific users who can log into other specific accounts.
This plugin is also compatible with https://wordpress.org/plugins/two-factor-authentication/ – if TFA is enabled on an account, then the TFA credentials required are those of the user whose credentials are used (in this case, that user is required to also have TFA enabled).
Copyright 2012- David Anderson
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Standard WordPress plugin installation:
- Search for “Use Administrator Password” in the WordPress plugin installer
- Click ‘Install’