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Set Draft Item Security in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Set Draft Item Security in SharePoint
  • Using PnP (Pattern and Practice) PowerShell commands, you can access and manipulate SharePoint objects easily.
  • Prerequisite: You have to install cmdlets to work in PnP PowerShell.

How to run PnP PowerShell command in SharePoint?

  • First, open powershell ise.
  • powershell ise
  • Make sure you run it in Administrator Mode.
  • Now, copy and paste the code mentioned below and click on Run Script as shown in the screenshot.
  • powershell ise run command

  • # Provide credentials over here
  • $creds = (New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential "<<UserName>>",(ConvertTo-SecureString "<<Password>>" -AsPlainText -Force))
  • # 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
  • # Get Context
  • $clientContext = Get-PnPContext
  • $targetWeb = Get-PnPWeb
  • # Get the list object
  • $targetList = $targetWeb.Lists.GetByTitle("List Name")
  • $clientContext.Load($targetList)
  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  • # Drafts are minor versions or items which have not been approved.
  • # Specify which users should be able to view drafts in this list.
  • # Note: If you disable "Content Approval" on the list, "Draft Item Security" option will also get disabled
  • # Here you can specify one of the option from (1) Approver, (2) Author or (3) Reader
  • $targetList.DraftVersionVisibility = "Approver"
  • $targetList.Update()
  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

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

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