Remove SharePoint Web Application Policy using PowerShell

Requirement: Remove Web Application Policy using PowerShell

How to remove a web application Policy in SharePoint?

To remove a user or group from SharePoint web application Policy, follow these steps:

  • Login to SharePoint Central Administration Site
  • Application Management >> Manage Web Applications 
  • Select the appropriate web application from the list >> Click on “User Policy” button from the ribbon. 
    delete web application policy in sharepoint
  • Now, from the “Policy for Web Application” page, Select the user or group to remove and click on “Delete Selected Users” link
  • Confirm the prompt once to remove select accounts from web application Policy.
    remove web application policy using powershell

PowerShell to Remove a Web Application Policy in SharePoint:

You can use PowerShell to manage your SharePoint web application policies. In this blog post, we will show you how to remove a web application policy using PowerShell.

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Function Remove-WebAppPolicy($WebAppURL, $Account)
    Try {
        Write-host "Removing Account '$Account' from the Web Application '$WebAppURL'..." -f yellow

        #Get the web application
        $WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication $WebAppURL -EA SilentlyContinue

        #Check if web application Exists
        if ($WebApp -eq $null)
            $ErrorMsg = "Web Application " + $WebAppURL + " not found!"
            Throw $ErrorMsg
        #PowerShell to delete a web application policy in SharePoint
        $Policy = $webApp.Policies.Remove($Account)

        Write-host "Web Application Policy Removed Successfully! " -f green

 Catch {
        Write-host -f Red "Error Deleting Web Application Policy:" $_.Exception.Message


#Call the function to remove web application Policy
Remove-WebAppPolicy -WebAppURL "" -Account "i:0#.w|crescent\salaudeen"

To Add a web application policy in SharePoint, use this PowerShell script: SharePoint PowerShell to Add Web Application User Policy

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *