I'm trying to retrieve list items that have unique role assignments from a list in SharePoint Online using Get-PnpListItem, is this possible?

Currently this property is empty when using Get-PnpListItem, I can iterate over the list items and use Get-PnpProperty to retrieve this property though I thought there might be a more efficient way.

I'm looking to get the same results as you would find from _layouts/15/uniqperm.aspx on a site.

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By list item object, it means passing the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ListItem object. "HasUniqueRoleAssignments" can only return by "Get-PnPProperty".

I recommend you using Get-PnPProperty to retrieve permissions for items level: Retrieve Permissions at folder and file level in Powershell

Here is an example:

$item = Get-PnPListItem -List $lib -Id $id
Get-PnPProperty -ClientObject $item -Property RoleAssignments

You may need further details about the RoleAssignments property, to do so:

Get-PnPProperty -ClientObject $item.RoleAssignments -Property Groups
        foreach ($role in $item.RoleAssignments) {
            $result = Get-PnPProperty -ClientObject $role -Property RoleDefinitionBindings, Member
  • Whilst that works I find it is much slower than doing the same thing in C# with CSOM, see example. I haven't been able to translate the lambda ctx.Load(listItems, a => a.IncludeWithDefaultProperties(b => b.HasUniqueRoleAssignments)) in PowerShell with the PnP cmdlets. Mar 25, 2019 at 8:29

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