Create Site Group in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Create Site Group in SharePoint

  • # Provide credentials over here
  • $creds = (New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential "<<UserName>>",(ConvertTo-SecureString "<<Password>>" -AsPlainText -Force))
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  • # Provide URL of the Site over here
  • # If you do not wish to pass credentials hard coded then you can use: -Credentials (Get-Credential). This will prompt to enter credentials
  • Connect-PnPOnline -Url http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection -Credentials $creds
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  • # Provide URL of the Site over here
  • # If you do not wish to pass credentials hard coded then you can use: -Credentials (Get-Credential). This will prompt to enter credentials
  • Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://cap1122.sharepoint.com/sites/test/ -Credentials $creds
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  • # NOTE: The user who is running the code will be added as "Group Owner" unless mentioned specifically in parameter (-owner)
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  • # "AllowMembersEditMembership", "AllowRequestToJoinLeave", "AutoAcceptRequestToJoinLeave" and "DisallowMembersViewMembership" are switch parameters.
  • # A "Switch Parameter" does not take a value. If it is written in code, it turns on the "action" otherwise taken as false.
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  • # (1) -AllowMembersEditMembership: specifies whether group members can modify membership in the group
  • # (2) -DisallowMembersViewMembership: disallows group members to view membership
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  • # (3) -AllowRequestToJoinLeave: specifies whether to allow users to request membership in the group and to allow users to request to leave the group       
  • # (4) -AutoAcceptRequestToJoinLeave: specifies whether users are automatically added or removed when they make a request
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  • New-PnPGroup -Title "New SP Group" -Description "New SP Group Description" -AllowMembersEditMembership -DisallowMembersViewMembership -AllowRequestToJoinLeave -AutoAcceptRequestToJoinLeave
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  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013


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