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Security Concerns with Dropbox Paper

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It seems that when I create a new article, anybody can access it just by having the link to it. That's a big problem for me. Default security should be to hide everything and then add people one wants to share the document with.
Do you know any way of doing that? Or am I missing something?
I always have to be careful with that if I'm in a work environment (I'm working for Apknite), I'm really afraid of it when everything I write there is basically public.

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Re: Security Concerns with Dropbox Paper

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Hey there @zuckerb - welcome to our Community!

At first, thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas about this - it's most appreciated.

Moving on to your concern now, note that you don't need to share your Paper docs. You can change your docs' settings following the steps outlined in the following Help Center article: https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/paper/sharing-permissions 

Specifically:

  1. Open the Paper doc in question.
  2. Click the blue Invite button.
  3. Click Settings at the bottom right.
  4. Choose a sharing option under both Who can open this doc? and What can they do? You'll need to choose 'People invited to this doc' in the first field (the second one isn't of much essence when it comes to the task at hand). 
  5. Click Done.

After this point, your Paper doc(s) is set to be accessed by people with its link so if you choose not to share it, it will be private by default.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any more questions; I'll be happy to follow up. 

 


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


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Re: Security Concerns with Dropbox Paper

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Thanks for your response! 
I didn't notice it! :(

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Re: Security Concerns with Dropbox Paper

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No worries @zuckerb; we're always here to help!

I'm glad I could assist with the task at hand and should you come up with any Dropbox questions in the future, don't hesitate to let us know; we're only a post away!

Have a lovely day!

 


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