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Get-MsolServicePrincipal – Get Service Principals

The Get-MsolServicePrincipal cmdlet in PowerShell gets service principals from Microsoft Office 365.

The syntax to retrieve the service principals from Azure Active Directory is given below.

Get-MsolServicePrincipal
   [-SearchString <String>]
   -ObjectId <Guid>
   -ServicePrincipalName <String>
   -AppPrincipalId <Guid>
   [-All]
   [-MaxResults <Int32>]
   [-TenantId <Guid>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

In this article, we will discuss how to use the Get-MsolServicePrincipal cmdlet in PowerShell to get a service principal or a list of service principals from Azure Active Directory.

How to Get All Service Principals in Azure Active Directory

To get all service principals in Azure Active Directory, use the Get-MsolServicePrincipal cmdlet in PowerShell.

Get-MsolServicePrincipal

This command displays all the existing service principals in the Office 365 tenant.

Display All Service Principals in Office 365 tenant
Display All Service Principals in Office 365 tenant

How to Get a Service Principal by Name

To get a service principal by using a name, use the Get-MsolServicePricipal cmdlet with the -ServicePrincipalName parameter.

The -ServicePrincipalName parameter specifies the name of the service principal or service principals to get.

Get-MsolServicePrincipal -ServicePrincipalName "ShellGeekApp/ShellApp.com"

This command gets a service principal that has a service principal name that starts with โ€œShellGeekApp/ShellApp.comโ€œ.

PS C:\> Get-MsolServicePrincipal -ServicePrincipalName "ShellGeekApp/ShellApp.com"                                           

ExtensionData         : System.Runtime.Serialization.ExtensionDataObject
AccountEnabled        : True
Addresses             : {}
AppPrincipalId        : b11edafd-3e79-4695-9d2a-c59e78966d35
DisplayName           : ShellGeek App
ObjectId              : ed85a14d-780e-4bed-aaf0-96c720085082
ServicePrincipalNames : {b11edafd-3e79-4695-9d2a-c59e78966d35, ShellGeekApp/ShellApp.com}
TrustedForDelegation  : False

How to Get a Service Principal Name using an App Principal ID

To get a service principal that has a specific application principal ID, use the Get-MsolServicePrincipal cmdlet with the -AppPrincipalId parameter.

The -AppPrincipalId parameter specifies the unique application ID of the service principal to get.

Get-MsolServicePrincipal -AppPrincipalId b11edafd-3e79-4695-9d2a-c59e78966d35

This command returns a service principal name that has a specific application principal ID.

PS C:\> Get-MsolServicePrincipal -AppPrincipalId b11edafd-3e79-4695-9d2a-c59e78966d35                                        

ExtensionData         : System.Runtime.Serialization.ExtensionDataObject
AccountEnabled        : True
Addresses             : {}
AppPrincipalId        : b11edafd-3e79-4695-9d2a-c59e78966d35
DisplayName           : ShellGeek App
ObjectId              : ed85a14d-780e-4bed-aaf0-96c720085082
ServicePrincipalNames : {b11edafd-3e79-4695-9d2a-c59e78966d35, ShellGeekApp/ShellApp.com}
TrustedForDelegation  : False

Conclusion

I hope the above article on how to use the Get-MsolServicePrincipal cmdlet in PowerShell to get service principal names in Azure Active Directory is helpful to you.

You can find more topics about PowerShell Active Directory commands and PowerShell basics on the ShellGeek home page.

Related Links

New-MsolServicePrincipal

Remove-MsolServicePrincipal

Set-MsolServicePrincipal

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