Changing a SharePoint Site to Allow External Sharing

Changing a SharePoint Site to Allow External Sharing

Note: The following document will set your Sharepoint group site to be accessible by any external user without needing a Microsoft login.

  1. Navigate to Sharepoint Admin portal
  2. Select the top level Sharepoint site
    • Select sharing in the top options bar
    • Select “Allow sharing with all external users, and by using anonymous access links”
    • Save the changes made
  3. Open Powershell as administrator
  4. Use the following command
    • Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell
    • Type y for both questions
  5. Use the following command
    • Connect-SPOService -Url https://company-admin.sharepoint.com -credential username@company.com
    • Change the italicized words accordingly to fit your company
  6. Use the following command
    • Set-SPOSite -Identity https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/GroupName -SharingCapability ExternalUserAndGuestSharing
    • Change the italicized words accordingly to fit your company and group name
  7. Once all 3 commands have been entered successfully you can open your Sharepoint group
    • Select a document to share -> select Copy Link -> Select “People in … button
    • The Anyone option should be selected
    • You can now copy and paste the address so that external users can view your site without signing in.
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2018-10-30T13:05:52-04:00