New-SPUser

Adds an existing user to a SharePoint site with the designated permissions.

Syntax

New-SPUser
   [-UserAlias] <String>
   -Web <SPWebPipeBind>
   [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
   [-Confirm]
   [-DisplayName <String>]
   [-Email <String>]
   [-Group <SPGroupPipeBind>]
   [-PermissionLevel <String[]>]
   [-SiteCollectionAdmin]
   [-WhatIf]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-SPUser cmdlet adds an existing user to a SharePoint web site with the designated permissions. This user has the given permissions in all subsites that inherit permissions. The user account must already exist in the user directory.

If your environment is in Active Directory mode, the user must already exist in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and only the UserAlias parameter is required; all other fields are pulled from AD DS. If only an alias is given and the farm is in Active Directory Account Create mode, the Email parameter is also required.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Products, see the online documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831).

Examples

------------------EXAMPLE 1----------------------

C:\PS>PS> New-SPUser - UserAlias 'Contoso\Jdow'-displayname 'Jane Dow' -web http://contoso.com

This example adds a new user named Jane Dow to the Contoso domain.

------------------EXAMPLE 2----------------------

C:\PS>Get-SPWeb http://sitename | New-SPUser -UserAlias Contoso\Jdow

This example adds Contoso\Jdow to all webs in the http://sitename site collection. Because this site collection uses inherited permissions, only the top-level web site needs to be touched.

Required Parameters

-UserAlias

{{ Fill UserAlias Description}}

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Web

Specifies the URL or GUID of the web on which to create this user.

The type must be a valid URL, in the form http://server_name, or a GUID, in the form 1234-5678-9876-0987.

Type:SPWebPipeBind
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DisplayName

Specifies a string that contains the display name of the user.

The type must be a valid user name; for example, Joe.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Email

Specifies the email address of the new user.

The type must be a valid email address, in the form someone@contoso.com.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Group

Specifies the user group to which the new user belongs.

Type:SPGroupPipeBind
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-PermissionLevel

Adds a user to a permission level.

The type must be a valid permission level for the web application; for example, Full Control, Read, Contribute, or All.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-SiteCollectionAdmin

Specifies whether to add the user as an administrator to the site collection.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-WhatIf

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016