Alert Me option to add additional users for View Access users

Copper Contributor

I have a SharePoint Document Library where nearly all users have View only access. It is important that they don't have any additional access to the controlled documents in this library. However, the Alert Me functionality is a feature that we would like to leverage, but not having to rely on each individual to go into the relevant files to add an alert. We'd like to allow managers to apply Alerts to their team members without having to submit a request for a site Administrator to perform the task manually. Is there a way to make this happen or will we be stuck with with some sort of submission process? I guess at the very least if users submit request for who to put on an alert, then a Power Automate Flow could be developed for the site Admin user to approve the request and automatically create the Alert.


My understanding is that users with Contribute or Read access any only create Alerts for themselves, but users with Full Control access can add multiple people to an Alert.


Looking for thoughts, suggestions, or any insight. Thanks.

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