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PowerShell-Automations-for-SharePoint-Online

PowerShell based Automations for bulk operations in SharePoint Online using Microsoft PnP Packages. Bulk data is stored in XML or CSV files as per required.

Prerequisites

In order to generate the Cmdlet help you need to have the Windows Management Framework v4.0 installed, which you can download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855

Setting up Environment

Using Setup files

You can download setup files from https://github.com/officedev/pnp-powershell/releases. These files will up be updated on a monthly basis.

Using the Windows Management Framework

If you main OS is Windows 10, you can run the following commands to install the PowerShell cmdlets:

SharePoint Online

Install-Module SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline -AllowClobber

SETTINGS UP CREDENTIALS

In those situation where you don't want to be prompted for a username and password, you could hardcode your credentials in your PowerShell script. However, while this is inflexible, it is also very insecure.

We propose that you use the Windows Credential manager instead, which has a secure and managable storage concept that the PnP PowerShell cmdlets can use.

Setup

Open your control panel, and open the Credential Manager.

  1. Select Windows Credentials
  2. Add a new Generic credential

Steps:

  1. Enter the URL of your site you want to setup a credential for. You can use just your full tenant address (e.g. "https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com", or you can be more specific by entering a more complete URL, alike "https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursite" or only create a credential for that site.
  2. Enter the username and password to use for that url

From that moment you can simply use the Connect-PnPOnline cmdlet to connect to your site as follows:

Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com

You will not be prompted for credentials.

You can mix and match the credential manager entries to use specific credentials for other sites.

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