Does anyone have an example of Get-pnpweb with connection parameter please? I'm trying to get to a different web in my script and I believe the only way to achieve this is using this parameter, but I can't seem to find an example.

Thanks Ova


Connection needs to be returned from PnP command when you connect to a site/web you can implement this as below.

#Web 1 already connected
Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/web1"  -Credentials $creds -ReturnConnection

#Connecting Web2 with connection
$connection = Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/web2"  -Credentials $creds -ReturnConnection

#get Web2 using connection
$webs = Get-PnPWeb -Connection $connection
  • I need to connect 2 other webs(web2 and web3) in my script to add group of web1 to them, just thinking if it's best practice to throw so many connections around?
    – ova
    Sep 18 '20 at 8:36
  • You can dispose the connection after done with it using Disconnect-PnPOnline -Connection $connection Sep 18 '20 at 9:33

While I think this works, you might want to look into Set-PnPContext that I've added later in my answer.

$connectionA = Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://siteA.com -CurrentCredentials -ReturnConnection

$connectionB = Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://siteB.com -CurrentCredentials -ReturnConnection

Get-PnPWeb -Connection $connectionA
Get-PnPWeb -Connection $connectionB



Sets the Client Context to use by the cmdlets, which allows easy context switching. See examples for details.

Connect-PnPOnline -Url $siteAurl -Credentials $credentials
$ctx = Get-PnPContext
Get-PnPList # returns the lists from site specified with $siteAurl
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $siteBurl -Credentials $credentials
Get-PnPList # returns the lists from the site specified with $siteBurl
Set-PnPContext -Context $ctx # switch back to site A
Get-PnPList # returns the lists from site A
  • do you know if the command closes the connection after being used as in the first example? $web2= Connect-PnPOnline -Url $url -Credentials $Cred Set-PnPGroup -Identity $owners -AddRole "Read" -connection $web2 I need to run something like this and wondering if it will close the connection automatically.
    – ova
    Sep 18 '20 at 8:42

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