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I've followed these steps on technet but had no success: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161372.aspx

PS Command:

Connect-SPOService -Url "https://<mydomain>-admin.sharepoint.com" -Credential "<myname>@<mydomain>.com"

After performed the command, I entered the password and got this error.

Connect-SPOService : Could not connect to SharePoint Online.

This is the instruction I followed:

Set up the SharePoint Online Management Shell environment for SharePoint Online global administrators Perform the following:

  • Install Windows PowerShell 3.0 from Windows Management Framework 3.0.
  • Install the SharePoint Online Management Shell from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Click Start>All Programs>SharePoint Online Management Shell.
  • Run Connect-SPOService. For example, Connect-SPOService -Url https://contoso-admin.sharepoint.com -credential admin@contoso.com, where:
    • Url is the URL of the SharePoint Online Administration Center.
    • Credential is the user name to which you want to grant access to the SharePoint Online Administration Center site.
  • Try it out! For example, run Get-SPOSite to get a list of all sites.
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    Is your account global administrator? – Robert Lindgren Aug 28 '15 at 7:56
  • yes, it is a global adminsitrator. I thought my password was wrong. I even changed my password to ensure that it was correct. – user45499 Aug 28 '15 at 8:00
  • When I was able to connect, I didn't include the URL and credentials in quotations. – Michael Brunak Oct 22 '18 at 16:37
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When trying to administer SharePoint Online (O365) via PowerShell through a proxy server the Connect-SPOService cmdlet connections fail.

Perform these commands and retry Connect-SPOService

$cred = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials
[System.Net.WebRequest]::DefaultWebProxy.Credentials = $cred
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$cred = Get-Credential
[System.Net.WebRequest]::DefaultWebProxy.Credentials = $cred
Connect-SPOService -Url "https://<<siteName>>-admin.sharepoint.com" -Credential $cred
Get-SPOSite
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When we connect to SharePoint online Site, we need to connect to SharePoint Service first, where we give the Admin URL as below

Connect-SPOService -Url https://pasa365-admin.sharepoint.com

It will ask the user name and password, even if you are service admin you are good to connect, no need global admin to connect SharePoint admin Service

Then the SharePoint site comes in to Picture, once you connect to SharePoint Online Service you can connect to SharePoint site by below command

Get-SPOSite https://pasa365.sharepoint.com/sites/ITTeam

If you fail in First command saying "Connect-SPOService: The term 'Connect-SPOService' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, Then you need to install the SharePoint online PowerShell script SharePointOnlineManagementShell_8615-1200_x64_en-us by going to below URL and

try again. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35588

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