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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!

Jay
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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!

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.

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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.

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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?


 

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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.

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Re: Require password on externally shared folders/files?

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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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