Getting Access Rights of all users across Tridion using Powershell


This exercise is intended to explore the Tridion Core Service Powershell Module and retrieve various access rights users have on each publication.

The execution of this powershell script can show the access rights in a matrix on screen and also write down to a csv on file system

Getting Ready:

Refer this blog to Setup and Starting with Tridion Core Service powershell module and execute below powershell script:

$publications = Get-TridionPublications -ExpandProperties

$acls = @();

foreach($p in $publications)

$groupNames = foreach ($g in $p.AccessControlList.AccessControlEntries)

$rightsInfo = New-Object psobject

$rightsInfo | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "GroupName" -Value $g.Trustee.Title

$rightsInfo | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "ACL" -Value $g.AllowedRights



$entry = New-Object psObject

$entry | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "PubName" -Value $p.Title

$entry | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Groups" -Value $groupNames

Write-Output $entry

$acls += $entry

$acls | Select-Object PubName, Groups -ExpandProperty Groups | Select-Object PubName, GroupName, ACL | ogv

You can get more details about the logic on Peter Kjaer’s GitHub

The below screen capture shows this in action:



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