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Recipient-only links without passwords

Recipient-only links without passwords

Sharepoint has a nice, recently-added functionality that allows you to share links to files or folders with recipients who do not need to be registered/credentialled users and who do not otherwise need a password to access the link, but the link is still restricted to that recipient.

They do this via a simple one-time token code sent to the recipient's email address each time they try to access the file.  This functionally is almost identical to a traditional password reset loop for your average web-application, and hence is at least as secure as that (ie assumes emails are not intercepted, and are accessible by the recipient only - both being reasonable real-world assumptions), and very simple to implement.

This is useful functionality when sharing with arms-length third parties who you don't want to trouble with creating and storing yet another set of login/password details - eg your customers.

2 Comments
Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Considering

This is definitely an interesting idea - we'd love to hear more from others in the community to see what level of interest we have in this type of functionality.

Vigilante

Seeking to eliminate traditional email file attachment practice - link without password is needed.