The PowerShell command Get-Credential is used to collect user credentials.
When I try to connect to Office 365 I’m suing this dialog to collect the login details of a user. I find it however very annoying that I have to keep supplying the user’s name and password. Ok, password is fine but the username is annoying especially with the long Office 365 logins ( ….@mytenant.onmicrosoft.com).
When I looked at the options for Get-Credential I noticed -Username. This is a great option as I can now do something like:
Get-Credential -UserName "email@example.com"
But no, still an empty login window.
Then I tried the -Message option. Why would this possibly be relevant???
Get-Credential -Message "Supply password" -UserName "firstname.lastname@example.org"
The username is now set and I can type in my password. Well that saves be some time during the development of my PowerShell scripts.
Now a little check around the code and I only need to sign in once:
if ( $cred -ne $null)
$cred = Get-Credential -Message "Supply password" -UserName "email@example.com"
Connect-SPOnline -Url "https://mytenant.sharepoint.com" -Credentials $cred