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3rd-Party Recipient-Specific File and Folder Links


When you need to share files and folders with specific individuals outside of your organization and ensure that only those people can access the links, you can use the newly enhanced Specific Recipients link security option.

Previously the recipient-specific link security choice only allowed domain users to be included as recipients. You can now include third parties who are not users in the recipient list by adding their email addresses. 

This feature is available for "Platform Enterprise" and "Enterprise Lite" customers only.

Enabling the 3rd-Party Recipient Option

To enable this ability, an administrator needs to change the following settings for the Egnyte domain. Go to Settings->General, then to the Sharing section and set the value of the Specific Recipients include parameter to "Any email recipient":

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Creating a 3rd-Party Recipient-Specific Link

To create a file link that only named recipients can access, choose the Specific Recipients option and add email addresses to the list of recipients.

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Recipients will be able to access the link for the first time from the link email they receive. Any subsequent access will require the recipient to enter an authorization code that is sent to their email address each time the link is being accessed. This prevents other people from accessing the file link because they do not control the email address for the original recipient and cannot receive the code.

Revoking Access to Links to Recipient-Specific File or Folder Links

Access to recipient-specific file or folder links can be revoked. To do so choose the Manage Access option from the link page.

This can be done for certain individuals or all recipients.
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Learn more about Recipient Specific Links by watching a Quick Tip on Egnyte University:  Recipient Specific Links

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