i want all the external users of a SharePoint 2013 site using powershell CSOM or C# CSOM as we dont have tenant admin rights to use Connect-SPOservice command. Is there any script in PnP or CSOM to get all external users. Please assist.

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    – sasfrog
    May 11, 2019 at 0:51

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Here's a way to do it: get the SiteUsers collection, and then filter that by the presence of the string #ext# in the LoginName property of each user.

The below sample assumes you're pointing to your CSOM library

# organise session etc.
$siteURL = "https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com/sites/yourcollection/yoursite"
$username =  "[email protected]" 

$password = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter password" -AsSecureString
$credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($username, $password)

# Create a client context connection
$ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($siteUrl)
$ctx.Credentials = $credentials

# get the SiteUsers collection
$users = $ctx.Web.SiteUsers

foreach ($u in $users) 
    if ($u.LoginName.Contains('#ext#')) 
        Write-host $u.LoginName


Other properties in the user object that are returned in this collection might also be of interest, such as IsShareByEmailGuestUser, depending on what you want to know.

Note that this gives you users in the site collection; depending on your permissions configuration not all of these users may have access to the site context.

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