Convert classic to claims authentication in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell

This PowerShell SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss. how to convert classic to claims authentication in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell.

We will see how to convert an existing web application configured with Classic Mode Authentication to Claims Based in SharePoint 2010.

Convert classic to claims authentication in SharePoint

Note: Once converted from classic to claims, you will not be able to revert the change.

Below is the screenshot showing the SharePoint 2010 web application in Classic Mode.

convert classic to claims authentication sharepoint

Below is the PowerShell command to convert classic to claims authentication in SharePoint.

$App = get-spwebapplication "http://SvrName:1007"
$app.useclaimsauthentication = "True"
$app.Update()

You can see the web application is now converted to Claims Based Authentication.

convert classic to claims authentication sharepoint 2010

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