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Impersonation

Overview#

Impersonation is allows a user to log into a client application under a different identity.

Impersonation may also extend to accessing Protected Resources (web APIs) as the impersonated identity and using their permissions.

Microsoft Active Directory allows Impersonation using an Impersonation Token

Some Authentication Methods support Impersonation by issuing Identity Tokens or Access Tokens and Refresh Tokens with a sub that differs from the currently logged-in user.

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