Site/library visitors are unable to share anyone link

Copper Contributor



I have a question about sharing data/ creating links for anyone in Sharepoint.

I have changed the Sharepoint policies to allow external sharing to anyone.


It now seems that only users who have at least edit permissions in the library, can create links to share externally.

But there is a group with users which only have read only permissions that I want to be able to create links as well.


Is this even possible?


Kind regards,

Michel van Wees


2 Replies
best response confirmed by Michel_van_Wees (Copper Contributor)

Hello @Michel_van_Wees 


a visitor can only a sharing link for user to have existing access, not possible to create sharing links for anyone other. The site permissions options are only available for members and owners:



regards, Dave

That makes sense.
Thank you Dave!