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Simplify and Protect any shared links with auto-authentication

Simplify and Protect any shared links with auto-authentication

boundlessadvice
New member | Level 2

Issue:    You've successfully shared dropbox folders with clients/family other users outside of your organization.

But, no one can ever FIND the exact file you've shared.   And you don't want to blindly attach a link to an email that could be hacked.

 

Proposed solution:    Dropbox should automatically authenticate the recipient user and see if they are logged in to DB.  If so, grant them access without a password.   If not, have the link not work.

Ideally, any clicked links from the email brings the user straight to their dropbox folder (ideally on the desktop, not just the web browser).

 

Note - this is how Google Drive documents can be safely shared across unsafe email networks.

Note - I presume DB will respond that DB Pro already allows passwords to be added to documents.   Or, that DB Business/Teams can restrict sharing to commong users.

 

BUT -- what about those of us that have Dropbox with OUTSIDE CLIENTS.   They don't want to remember a specific document password.   They just want the doc to open.  And if they make changes, it should save back to DB.

 

thank you for your consideration. 

2 Comments
Lusil
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team. 

 

We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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