How do I change the default sharing policy for new SharePoint sites?

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We had disabled anonymous sharing for SharePoint and OneDrive on organization level. We now have a specific case forcing us to allow sharing with Anyone on SharePoint.


By changing this 'minimum' setting, all new sites created have are created with the most permissive sharing policy.


How can we change this? I want sites to be created with a stricter policy and administrators to be able to set a more permissive setting upon special request.


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I dont think you can, as this is inherited from the tenant-wide setting. You can however toggle it on a per-site basis post-creation via PowerShell (or in some cases the UI).



This is not what I notice on my side.

SharePoint admin center policy is set on anyone with the link yet a new site gets created with the "New and existing guests" external sharing setting as default. (so not the least restrictive).

Anyone else having this behavior?

Where is the default value defined? I would expect in the Admin center under Site Creation or Policies > Sharing but it does not seem to be the case.