Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoint site Access Requests setting using Office Dev PnP

Harold van de Kamp

Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoint s...

How can I set the "Allow members to share the site and individual files and folders" setting using the Office Dev PnP Provisioning Engine or PowerShell commands? I haven't found this specific setting in the commands.


I mean changing the following setting(s) by PowerShell / remote provisioning:

Access Requests Allow members to share.png

6 Replies

Re: Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoi...

Hello Harold, 


Are you using SPO? This url might point you in the right direction regarding changing the setting programatically for SharePoint online: 

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/chandru/2015/12/31/sharepoint-onlinecsom-change-access-requests-set... (there is a comment with a suggestion to how this can be removed with powershell)


I have just started looking into this, so haven't tested this myself yet. 

Let me know when you find a way to have this setting un-checked during site provisioning with PnP Provisioning Engine, as I am currently searching for that myself.


Re: Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoi...

You can use this script. You need to install CSOM module Version 16.1.4727.1200 and above to use this. 


$SiteUrl = "https://<TenantName>.sharepoint.com/sites/<Sitename>"  
$UserName = "admin@<TenantName>..onmicrosoft.com"  
$Password ="password"
$loadInfo1 = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint.Client") 
$loadInfo2 = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime")
$loadInfo3 = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.UserProfiles")
#$sstr = ConvertTo-SecureString -string $AdminPass -AsPlainText -Force
$Securepass = ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force
$context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteUrl)
$context.Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($UserName,$Securepass)
$Web = $context.Web
$web.AssociatedMemberGroup.AllowMembersEditMembership = $false

Re: Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoi...

I created a extention for that:

                    Web rootweb = ctx.Site.RootWeb;
                    ctx.Load(rootweb, w => w.MembersCanShare);
                    SharingConfiguration sharingSettings = configurationData.ToConfigObject<SharingConfiguration>();
                    // Set MembersCanShare, default to false

                    rootweb.MembersCanShare = sharingSettings.Sharing.MembersCanShare ? sharingSettings.Sharing.MembersCanShare : false;
                    ctx.Load(rootweb, w => w.AssociatedMemberGroup.AllowMembersEditMembership);

                    // Set AllowMembersEditMembership, default to false
                    rootweb.AssociatedMemberGroup.AllowMembersEditMembership = sharingSettings.Sharing.AllowMembersEditMembership ? sharingSettings.Sharing.AllowMembersEditMembership : false;

                    ctx.Load(rootweb, w => w.RequestAccessEmail);

                    rootweb.RequestAccessEmail = sharingSettings.Sharing.RequestAccessEmail;
                catch (Exception ex)
                    TraceHelper.WriteErrorToListener("LogFile", ex.Message);

Re: Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoi...

Great replies of you all. Thanks! I'm sure I'll be able to generate a solution using your input next week. I'll update when I got it working.

Re: Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoi...

Is this for SharePoint On-Line or SharePoint On-Premises ? Or Both ?

Re: Changing the "Allow members to share" SharePoi...

Hi Nigel,


my example could be used for both..





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