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Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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Is there a way to require a password be set on folders/files shared with external people?

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Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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Hi there, if you’re referring to a shared folder or file, this wouldn’t be possible since you can’t place passwords on folders that would appear in your Explorer or Finder window.
 
However, if you mean a shared link to a file or folder, then this is possible on Dropbox Professional and Business accounts.
 
Let me know if this info helps out!



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Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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Thanks Jay, that's generally what I'm looking for. As an admin I wanted to require a password on shared links, but it looks like the option is to limit it to 'team members' only. Basically the user would have to specify a password on their own, I can't require it?

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Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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Currently there isn’t a default option to make all shared links have a password enabled, the creator of each link would need to apply the password manually.
 
I’ll forward this suggestion to our dev team for their consideration in future!



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Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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Fanstasic, thanks Jay. It was recommended to us during a security audit.

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