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Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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!

Jay
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Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

Dropboxer
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!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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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?

Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

Dropboxer
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!

Jay
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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.

Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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I'd also really like to be able to password-protect a shared folder, just so each member of the share would need to put in the password each time they access the folder. Hope to see the feature added! Thank you.

Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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I filled up my usename for external shared folders/files. Thank you so much.


@ngraham wrote:

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


I think. Yes!.... There is no possible way today when it comes to computer needs


@ngraham wrote:

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


 

Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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Yes!...

I can have it. I must ask only to the trust providers I have.

Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

Dropboxer
Hey @mpl54, as Jay had previously mentioned, it’s possible to utilize the functionality for Dropbox shared view-only links, however please let us know if you have any additional questions about the feature. Thanks! 

 


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