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Password-protected link doesn't ask for password the second time I try to access it on my browser.

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New member | Level 2

When a link shared is password protected, will the person acessing that link be asked to enter the password EACH time they access that link file? I want to make sure that access isn't automatically granted after the first access of the protected file using the correct password.

I tested this out with a colleague and they were able to access the password protected file WITHOUT entereing the password on the second try.

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Hi Alexis, generally each time the browser is closed the link should require the password to be re-entered again. 
 
While the browser is open, even in the background, then the link remains ‘open’ for ease of access in case users need to re-download the file again.
 
Hope this helps clarify matters!

Jay
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Re: Password

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Hi Alexis, generally each time the browser is closed the link should require the password to be re-entered again. 
 
While the browser is open, even in the background, then the link remains ‘open’ for ease of access in case users need to re-download the file again.
 
Hope this helps clarify matters!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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