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Add-PowerAppsAccount fails because method not found


I have installed the PowerApps Powershell cmdlets. I am trying to run the Add-PowerAppsAccount command without success. 

I am running version PSVersion 5.1.17763.134 on a Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition. 


I get the error:


Add-PowerAppsAccount : Method invocation failed because Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory.AuthenticationContext] does not contain a method named 'AcquireToken'.
At line:1 char:1
+ Add-PowerAppsAccount -Endpoint preview
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Add-PowerAppsAccount], RuntimeException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodNotFound,Add-PowerAppsAccount


If I try the "Add-PowerAppsAccount -username $username -password $pwd" I get a similar error 


New-Object : Cannot find an overload for "UserCredential" and the argument count: "2".
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell\2.0.1\Microsoft.PowerApps.AuthModule.psm1:64 char:23
+ ... redential = New-Object Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirector ...


Looks like some kind of mismatch in versions? 

Any suggestions on how I can solve this? 

Thanks in advance!



Community Support
Community Support

Hi @FredrikLindberg ,

Do you import necessary PowerApps modules successfully within your PowerShell window? How do you import it?

Which endpoint do you want your PowerShell script to run on? USGOV endpoint?


I have made a test (PowerShell version 5.1.17763.316), but has a different issue with you. I would post this issue to my product team, if the issue is solved, I would reply here.


Currently, I found an alternative solution to fix this issue. Before you type 'Add-PowerAppsAccount' command within your PowerShell window, please execute the following two commands firstly:

 Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force
 dir . | Unblock-File



The whole steps for install PowerApps PowerShell cmdlets as below:

1. Execute the following commands firstly:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force
dir . | Unblock-File

2. Import necessary modules:

Install-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell
Install-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.PowerShell -AllowClobber

3. Add your PowerApps account:

Add-PowerAppsAccount   /* <-- Open a dialog to provide your credentials */


Add-PowerAppsAccount -Username -Password $pass

Note: Please run your PowerShell as Administrator.


On your side, please consider upgrade your PowerShell server to the latest version, then re-start your PC, try it again, check if the issue is solved.

Also please consider take a try to install your PowerApps cmdlets within your PC based on the following article:


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

I am getting the same error on 2019 datacenter 


PS C:\temp> $PSVersionTable

Name Value
---- -----
PSVersion 5.1.17763.1007
PSEdition Desktop
PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
BuildVersion 10.0.17763.1007
CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
WSManStackVersion 3.0
PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3

The unblock file does nothing and i am running as administrator too.

I'm in the same state, running PowerShell as administrator, the workaround doesn't seem to help.


Name Value
---- -----
PSVersion 5.1.19041.1
PSEdition Desktop
PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
BuildVersion 10.0.19041.1
CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
WSManStackVersion 3.0
PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3


I'm just trying to connect to the default endpoint.

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