Howto – Install and Connect to SharePoint online remote powershell with 2FA

Before you get started using PowerShell to manage SharePoint Online, make sure that the SharePoint Online Management Shell is installed.

The SharePoint Online Management Shell snap in can be downloaded from this location:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35588

To connect with a user name and password

  1. Fill in the values for the $adminUPN and $orgName variables (replacing all the text between the quotes, including the < and > characters), and then run the following commands at the SharePoint Online Management Shell command prompt:$adminUPN=”<the full email address of a SharePoint administrator account, example: jdoe@contosotoycompany.onmicrosoft.com>” $orgName=”<name of your Office 365 organization, example: contosotoycompany>” $userCredential = Get-Credential -UserName $adminUPN -Message “Type the password.” Connect-SPOService -Url https://$orgName-admin.sharepoint.com -Credential $userCredential
  2. When prompted with the Windows PowerShell credential request dialog box, type the password for the SharePoint Online SharePoint administrator account.

To connect with multifactor authentication (MFA)

  1. Fill in the value for the $orgName variable (replacing all the text between the quotes, including the < and > characters), and then run the following commands at the SharePoint Online Management Shell command prompt:$orgName=”<name of your Office 365 organization, example: contosotoycompany>” Connect-SPOService -Url https://$orgName-admin.sharepoint.com
  2. When prompted with the Microsoft SharePoint Online Management Shell dialog box, type the account name and password for a SharePoint administrator account, and then click Sign in.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Microsoft SharePoint Online Management Shell dialog box to provide the additional authentication information, such as a verification code, and then click Sign in.

You are now ready to begin executing SharePoint Online commands.

Reference: https://support.office.com/nl-nl/article/verbinding-maken-tussen-powershell-en-office-365-services-06a743bb-ceb6-49a9-a61d-db4ffdf54fa6

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I'm a network and system engineer for more than 20 years now. During this period I became a pro in hunting down one's and zero's, with an eager mindset to help people accomplish the same or abstract them away from the matrix.

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