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Convert-SPWebApplication

SharePoint 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Converts the authentication mode of a web application.

Convert-SPWebApplication -Identity <SPWebApplicationPipeBind> -To <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-RetainPermissions <SwitchParameter>]

Parameters

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPWebApplicationPipeBind

Specifies the URL of the web application that you want to convert, for example: http://mysite/app1

To

Required

System.String

Specifies the string Claims that dictates that the application needs to be converted to claims authentication mode.

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

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.

noteNote:

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.

Force

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Forces the conversion of the web application.

RetainPermissions

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Specifies the account under which the cmdlet is run and retains the permission in the web application.

Detailed Description

Use the Convert-SPWebApplication cmdlet to convert the authentication mode of a Web application to Windows Claims authentication mode and migrate the user accounts in the content database to claims encoded values.

Input Types

Return Types

------------EXAMPLE-------

Convert-SPWebApplication -Identity "https://<webappurl>" -To Claims –RetainPermissions [-Force]

This example converts a web application specified by the Identity parameter to use the claim authentication mode.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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