I am getting this error when I am trying to create a new theme using SXA CLI.

? Enter your login sitecore\admin
? Enter your password [hidden]
? Specify theme path. Root is Themes folder(format <RootFolderName/ChildFolderName>) Test Tenant\SiteTest
? Do you want to set up theme config file? yes

TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading '1')

I was searching on the Google, and there is some post about adding the user role to the sitecore\admin, and the name of the role is sitecore\PowerShell Extensions Remoting

Is that a fix, or there is something else that can be done

  • Edit your question and paste error in a text snippet instead of screenshot
    – Marek Musielak
    Jan 4, 2022 at 12:56

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There are at least two potential causes for this error:

  1. The situation you described - the user you are logging in with must have thesitecore\PowerShell Extensions Remoting role, not just the Administrator checkbox. Reference: https://sitecorevn.blogspot.com/2021/03/sitecore-sxa-cli-theme-setup-error.html?m=1

  2. The user must also have a simple (assume alphanumeric only) password. A password containing # did not get encoded correctly, causing the login attempt to fail.

Note that the main Sitecore log file will likely contain additional information about this error. e.g.

8548 22:48:35 WARN  Request is redirected to document not found page. Requested url: /login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2Fsitecore%2520modules%2FPowerShell%2FServices%2FRemoteScriptCall.ashx

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