I am getting 401 unauthorized exception while downloading(Excel/CSV) Powershell Reports. I have tried by adding /-/script/handle in IgnoreUrlPrefixes setting but no luck.

Sitecore Version: Sitercore 9.1

Please help me out.

Thanks, Joy

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3 Answers 3


We had the same issue and solution was to enable Spe.IdentityServer.config at \inetpub\wwwroot\website\App_Config\Include\Spe.

OOTB this file comes with Sitecore Powershell module as disabled. Just need to remove .disabled from the config name.

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I encountered a similar problem in Sitecore version 10.3, and I found a solution. To resolve this issue, please add the provided line of configuration to the siteNeutralPaths node in the specified path.

In the path D:\inetpub\wwwroot\<instance name>\App_Config\Sitecore\Owin.Authentication\Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.config, add the line:

<path hint="spe">/sitecore%20modules/PowerShell</path>

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This issue occurs in Sitecore 9.1+ instances.

Solution:- Add below mentioned line to allow powershell to download/upload files like export excel/csv etc.

File Name:- C:\inetpub\wwwroot\\App_Config\Sitecore\Owin.Authentication\Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.config

Please confirm what needs to be added to the Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.config for this issue

  • I've already uploaded image and shared link for the solution. Please check i.stack.imgur.com/dhtNT.jpg Oct 2, 2019 at 17:21
  • There is actually a configuration file included with SPE 5.1+ which patches the appropriate setting for Identity Server support. Oct 2, 2019 at 18:00

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