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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Hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to learn how to convert classic to claims authentication SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell.

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Sagar Pardeshi

I am Developer working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 6+years. I am very much passionate about programming and my core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#,Jquery,Javascript,REST. I am running this blog to share my experience & learning with the community I am an MCP, MCTS .NET & Sharepoint 2010, MCPD Sharepoint 2010, and MCSD HTML 5,Sharepoint 2013 Core Solutions. I am currently working on Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Sharepoint 2013,Sharepoint 2013 App Dev, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server 2008.

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