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January 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Hi

How do you add a parameter in a function to ask for credentials as mandatory.

param(
[parameter (Mandatory=$True)]
[string]$ComputerName

[parameter()]
get-credential

)

I want to use the get-credential

January 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

So technically get-credentials is already a function, so making it a parameter in your own function isn't going to work so well.

Instead you define a parameter as the type "pscredentials" so you can use your function _with_ get-credentials. It will behave in a more predictable manner for others instead of calling "get-credentials" in your function. Example:

param (
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][PSCredential]$Credentials
    )

Now you have a mandatory parameter that ONLY accepts proper credentials.