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PowerShellGallery – You are installing modules from an untrusted repository

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  • Przemyslaw Klys

When you start working with PowerShell Modules you often find yourself in having to approve module updates over and over and over.

Install-Module PSWriteWord -AllowPrerelease

While it's great if you don't trust PowerShellGallery I tend to trust that gallery because Microsoft runs it and I only install modules I've verified prior to installation.

How can I trust PowerShellGallery?

To fix this problem simply use command below to set InstallationPolicy to trusted.

Set-PSRepository -Name 'PSGallery' -InstallationPolicy Trusted

That's all. Simple one line of code and you trust PowerShellGallery and can install modules from there without any prompts.

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