I am trying to set some property bag values in SharePoint Online, specifically around SharePoint Designer access. The code below runs without error, but I do not see the propertybag value being updated in /_layouts/15/SharePointDesignerSettings.aspx. Is it not possible to update PropertyBag values in SharePoint Online?

$SiteUrl = "https://tenant.sharepoint.com/teams/eric"
$context = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteUrl)
$context.Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($credential.UserName, $credential.Password)
$web = $context.Site.RootWeb
$props =  $web.AllProperties
$props.FieldValues["allowdesigner"] = 0

3 Answers 3


Works for me with a couple small changes. Instead of manipulating the FieldValues object, just manipulate the AllProperties object directly. Also, set the value to a string, not an int:

web.AllProperties["allowdesigner"] = "0";

Here's the full helper method I use:

public static void AddWebProperty(ClientContext ctx, string propertyName, string propertyValue)
    Web web = ctx.Web;

    web.AllProperties[propertyName] = propertyValue;
  • I knew I was effing something up somewhere. Adapting this to the existing PowerShell I had then set the desired properties. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 14:34
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    You don't need to load properties. It's just unnecessary traffic. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 14:35
  • @dstarkowski I wasn't sure, and never bothered to verify. I've edited the post to remove that. Thank you. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 14:49

Derek's answer solves problem for property bag in general, but there's also Site.AllowDesigner property you could use for your specific case.

  • Both great answers Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 15:03

PFB script to update in SP online to disable all controls in Designer settings in Site Collection

$url="SC URL"

$ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($url) 

$username= "Username";
$password=ConvertTo-SecureString 'Password' -AsPlainText -Force;

$credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($username , $password);

$ctx.Credentials = $credentials ;








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