Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-15

Returns the SPObjectSecurity object for a service application.

Get-SPServiceApplicationSecurity [-Identity] <SPServiceApplicationPipeBind> [-Admin <SwitchParameter>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

The Get-SPServiceApplicationSecurity cmdlet returns a security object for the specified service application. Use this cmdlet with the Grant-SPObjectSecurity and Set-SPServiceApplicationSecurity cmdlets to manage security for a service application.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the service application to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of a service application (for example, SearchServiceApp1); or an instance of a valid SPServiceApplication object.




Returns the access control list (ACL) that contains the administrators list of the service application.




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.


$security = Get-SPServiceApplicationSecurity $serviceApp -Admin
Grant-SPObjectSecurity $security $principal "Full Control"
Set-SPServiceApplicationSecurity $serviceApp -Admin $security

This example retrieves the SPObjectSecurity object corresponding to the administrator ACL on a service application, and adds a new user principal to that ACL. The new user is an administrator for the service application $serviceApp.