Embedded public sharepoint excel sheet promps sharepoint sign-in

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After setting all global and local settings to allow for anyone to view files, and even allowing unregistered devices, and after using a sharepoint embed link that is set to "anyone can view", it still prompts for the viewer to sign in to view the content.


If I use the raw link itself in an inprivate window, it displays just fine. For some reason the embedded link doesn't work? Someone suggested something about iframe being the issue, but I don't think it's even possible to embed an excel spreadsheet without it. Very frustrating. I even spent a half hour on the phone with tech support and her consensus was that all the permissions were set correctly but something is clearly not working.

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Im working on the same issue. 

have to login to my Microsoft account online, and then go to the webpage, to view the embeded file. 

Ill give you a hint, if i finde a sloution. 

@Bradley35 Anonymous sharing is turned on at tenant level, correct?

Also, did you follow all the steps mentioned in this article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/embed-your-excel-workbook-on-your-web-page-or-blog-from-s... 

@Bharath Arja yes on both counts. I think it has to do with x-frame headers as was explained to me, and I've come up with a workaround for my purposes, but despite several hours of work from the tech support team, users here, and myself, it does not seem possible to embed it without requiring sign-in and have it work on Microsoft 11/mobile browser (the bulk of my userbase) without issue.