Fast backend user switch for TYPO3 CMS administrator users.

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4.0.2 2022-04-26 08:22 UTC


The beuser_fastswitch extension provides a very easy backend user switch for TYPO3 CMS administrator users.

What does it do?

With just two mouse clicks you can

  • Switch to another backend user
  • Edit another backend user (in a new tab)
  • Show user info of a specific backend user (in a modal)

It provides an AJAX based search

You can search users by realName, username, email or unique ID uid.

Ordering of listed users

The results are always ordered by lastlogin DESC. Since this speeds up also the support if some editor is calling you that something isn't working. You can then easily switch to the backend user without searching for it.

User list item features

  • Trigger contextmenu of backend user record (by clicking on the avatar/icon)
  • Edit backend user record (by clicking on the username or realName)
  • Show element information popup (by clicking on the Info-Button)
  • Switch to the backend user (by clicking on the Switch-Button)

Screenshots and Demos

Demo GIF


  1. TYPO3 core version support: 11 LTS, 12-dev
  2. PHP version: >= 7.2


Installation using Composer

The recommended way to install the extension is by using Composer. In your Composer based TYPO3 project root, just do composer require josefglatz/beuser-fastswitch.

TYPO3 core version =< 10 LTS support by using version 3.x: composer req josefglatz/beuser-fastswitch:^3

Installation as extension from TYPO3 Extension Repository (TER)

Download and install the extension with the TYPO3 CMS extension manager module or directly via


Disable toolbar item for specific backend admin user/-group via UserTSConfig

options.backendToolbarItem.beUserFastwitch.disabled = 1


The ongoing development is done within the develop branch!

You can use composer require-dev josefglatz/beuser-fastswitch:dev-develop if you want to test the current development state.

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