I want to set Type="People Search Results" and in Credential Information want to set default authentication using PowerShell. I have used below code to create result source but I am not able to set Type and credential information property using PowerShell.

# create manager instances
$fedManager = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.Query.FederationManager($sspApp)
$searchOwner =  Get-SPEnterpriseSearchOwner -Level Ssa 

# define query

$queryProperties = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.Rules.QueryTransformProperties

# define custom sorting
$sortCollection = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.SortCollection
$sortCollection.Add("Title", [Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.SortDirection]::Ascending)
$queryProperties["SortList"] = [Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.SortCollection]$sortCollection

# create result source
$resultSource = $fedManager.GetSourceByName($name,$searchOwner)
Write-Host $resultSources.ResultSource.ToString()
Write-Host $resultSource
        Write-Host "Result Source : $name already exist. Deleting..."
Write-Host "Result Source : $name Creating..."
$resultSource = $fedManager.CreateSource($searchOwner)
$resultSource.Name = $name

$resultSource.ProviderId = $fedManager.ListProviders()[$protocol].Id
$resultSource.CreateQueryTransform($queryProperties, $queryTransform)

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2 Answers 2


If you would want to set Type="People Search Results", then I recommend you update your code with below. I have created this way.

$resultSource.ProviderId = $fedManager.ListProviders()['Local People Provider'].Id

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