Sometimes the administrator of an X-Cart-based online store may require to access the store as another user. You may need this to perform operations on behalf of a user (for example, to place an order, etc.), check the storefront functioning, or investigate a problem.
Logging in to the store as a different user is possible using the "Operate as this user / Login as this admin" feature (which we more often refer to as the "Operate as a user" feature). This feature works differently depending on whether you need to access the store as a registered customer or as another administrator if you have more than one admin account in the store.