How to Show Windows Security to Log On to a Site in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 adds many new features, including improvements to Lists, Sites, and Pages, as well as a variety of changes pertaining to user interface and locations. In some cases, these changes can cause difficulties in using your sites.  In this article, we will take a look at how to show Windows Security to log on to a site in SharePoint 2013. As you know, Windows Security is used for entering a user name and password to log on to a site. So, if it is not shown, you cannot go to the site. This walkthrough shows you how to show Windows Security to log on to a site in SharePoint 2013.

First let’s talk about the user interface involved in the process.  In SharePoint 2010, Windows Security was the default way for users to log on to a site:

In SharePoint 2013, however, you will see the message, ‘Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with

In SharePoint 2013, the IE browser always uses the ‘Automatic logon only in Intranet zone’ option:

There are two ways to resolve this problem:

Your first option is to add ‘loginasanotheruser=true’ to the link in the following structure:


After hitting Enter, Windows Security will be shown:

To utilize the second option, in the Menu bar, select Tools then Internet options:

Select the Security tab, and then the Custom level button:


Under the User Authentication section, select the ‘Prompt for user name and password’  option, and then click OK:



Refresh the page, and you will be prompted Windows Security:

Good Luck!

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