Oct 17 2016 01:11 AM
Oct 17 2016 01:11 AM
I have a large file on O365 group which is being shared with my tenant members and invited guest co-workers.
I need to share one of my O365 group file to external user who is not invited yet. This is because I want to get quotation from tentative supplier.
I tried to get anonymous link, or share a file to specific user typing his email from file share fuction.(not group wise, nor inviting him to my O365 group)
But was unable to do so. System says admin(which is me) has disabled external shareing. But I clearly turned external shareing option on from my tenant.
Now I need to download 3Gbyte file, and then upload to my onedrive again, and will use onedrive file shareing function.
Is there anyway to do so in O365 group? If I could only give a different permission per each file, it would be very simple task.
Oct 17 2016 02:10 AM
Oct 17 2016 03:18 AMSolution
Oct 17 2016 06:13 AM
Oct 20 2016 11:04 AM
Is this correct that currently it is not possible to share individual file to external user, who is not granted access to Group? In this article it is stated that it should be possible:
"The sharing mechanism enabled by guest users accommodates two kinds of interaction with groups. A guest user can be allowed access to a specific file stored in a group document library or they can be granted access to the document library as a whole, in which case the guest is listed among the group membership. In this respect, sharing operates very much like the feature available in SharePoint Online. "
But in fact it is not possible with the error message that external sharing is prohibited if individual file shared for external user, however the same user can be invited to the Group without problems. How it should be by design?
Oct 21 2016 09:22 PM
Jan 09 2017 01:23 AM
Is there any ETA to solve this?
Or is it designed to be?
The more I use O365 groups with site created by groups, I need to share single file or folder to external user who is not invited in groups.
Everytime I do that, it is nightmare. I download that file for folder, and upload it to my onedrive again, and share it.
I just do not get it why this is not working yet.
Jan 09 2017 01:31 AM
I just have come across some workaround and it work pretty nice. First of all you have to make sure that external user is added to Azure AD. The best way to do so is:
At least it helped for us and our customers. Best regards, Solveiga.