Can I check whether it is possible to run the powershell script to see 'Created By' of a Site Collection for SharePoint Online? I'm currently runnng this line (below) but the information that I want is not there.

Get-SPOSite -Identity <SiteCollectionURL> -Detailed | Select *


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    No, AFAIK it isn't a retrievable property with that commandlet – Eric Alexander Jan 12 '16 at 4:06

There is a limited support of PowerShell Commands available for SharePoint Online, We can use csom in PowerShell script to get the author of a site collection, the lack of cmdlets for items at a lower scope than the Site Collection. Specifically, there is no Get-SPOWeb or Get-SPOList cmdlet or anything of the sort for SharePoint Online.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

# replace these details (also consider using Get-Credential to enter password securely as script runs)..
$username = "xxx@xxx.onmicrosoft.com"
$password = "xxxxx"
$url = "https://xxx.sharepoint.com"

$securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force

# the path here may need to change if you used e.g. C:\Lib..
Add-Type -Path "c:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"
Add-Type -Path "c:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"
# note that you might need some other references (depending on what your script does) for example:
Add-Type -Path "c:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Taxonomy.dll"

# connect/authenticate to SharePoint Online and get ClientContext object..
$clientContext = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($url)
$credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($username, $securePassword)
$clientContext.Credentials = $credentials

if (!$clientContext.ServerObjectIsNull.Value)
  Write-Host "Connected to SharePoint Online site: '$Url'" -ForegroundColor Green
  $rootWeb = $clientContext.Web

  Write-Host "Title " $rootWeb.Title
  Write-Host "Web Created by" $rootWeb.Author


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