SharePoint Apps PowerShell Helpers

Setup Details Post Download the scripts referenced in this post via the attachment at the end. Replace-SPSTSSigningCertificate Parameters -CERPath: A location to store the newly created self-signed certificate, in case it’s needed for other applications (e.g. AD FS). -PFXPath: A location for the new self-signed certificate together with its associated private key. -SPSTSCertName: The name…

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SharePoint Low-Trust Apps for On-Premises Deployments

PowerShell Functions and Scripts Post Note: I’ve been wanting to share the details on setting up an OnPrem SharePoint environment to support low-trust apps for a while now. I had some help from the Product Group to get things working, and there were several catches and ‘Aha!’ moments involved which many of you are I’m…

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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory

So you’ve heard the rumblings about Azure Active Directory and would like to find out more on what it’s all about. Let’s get you set up with some of the key pieces you’ll need and introduce a few concepts at the same time. Updated 2/28/2013 to account for the updated AAD PowerShell module (https://aka.ms/aadposh). Sign up for…

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Request ADFS Security Token with PowerShell

In the course of my work I often have need to investigate end-to-end protocol flows. For example, I want to see an RST being generated, I want to see HTTP 302 or 200 responses coming back from a server, and I want to see what my SOAP messages actually look like on the wire. Unfortunately…

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The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module (SPFAM)

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 – SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)02 – WS-Federation Authentication Module and SharePoint Extensions03 – The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module04 – Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure Active Directory (ACS)05 – Session Authentication Module and WS-SecureConversation06 – SharePoint Session Authentication Module07 – Windows Claims Authentication08 – Service (ActAs)…

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WS-Federation Authentication Module (WSFAM) and SharePoint Extensions

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 – SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)02 – WS-Federation Authentication Module and SharePoint Extensions03 – The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module04 – Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure Active Directory (ACS)05 – Session Authentication Module and WS-SecureConversation06 – SharePoint Session Authentication Module07 – Windows Claims Authentication08 – Service (ActAs)…

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SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 – SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)02 – WS-Federation Authentication Module and SharePoint Extensions03 – The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module04 – Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure Active Directory (ACS)05 – Session Authentication Module and WS-SecureConversation06 – SharePoint Session Authentication Module07 – Windows Claims Authentication08 – Service (ActAs)…

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Better SharePoint Lists and List Items in PowerShell

Those who’ve read some of my previous articles or attended my PowerShell trainings know how much emphasis I put on PowerShell’s object-centric nature. The great power of PowerShell lies in its ability to dynamically create objects and members from many different object frameworks, including .NET, COM, WMI, XML, and ADO.NET data sources. SharePoint lists are…

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The Timer Recycle Job (job-timer-recycle)

Name job-timer-recycle Title Timer Service Recycle Default Schedule Daily at 6:00 AM Service TimerService LockType None (Server) Type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerRecycleJobDefinition BaseType SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition   In SharePoint 2010 a daily job to recycle the Timer Service was introduced. Because many jobs written by many parties run in the same Timer Service process, one misbehaving job could cause problems…

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The SharePoint Administration Service and SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition

The Timer Service Recycle, Password Management, and Application Server Administration Service recurring timer jobs all derive from the SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition class. We’ll begin here by presenting and discussing this special timer job class and the SharePoint 2010 Administration Windows service with which it interacts. Then we will discuss these jobs in detail. SharePoint 2010 Administration Service…

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