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Status Needs Clarification
Categories 03. Files
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 24, 2018

Ability to share externally from files

We would like the ability to share files added on Connections Cloud with external people and partners from their company. We deal a lot with external partners and it is a hassle to have to save the file locally from Connections Cloud and then attach it to a mail and send it again. We Aware that is is currently a feature or security reasons and concerns. Perhaps this could be added with a password requirement for external people to view the shared files to avoid security issues
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  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2021

    need an ability to share files and folders to external parties (NOT guests!) as we do via GDrive or OneDrive or Box

  • Guest
    May 13, 2020

    The possibilities of easily sharing files externally was the driver behind the wildfire adoption of BOX inside IBM. This is the single most important need to improve and make easy to boost the attractiveness of Connections.

  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2020

    Waiting for updates of v6.5, or later, tobe able to share files with external contacts, without having to be a 'member'. Similar to BOX.COM.

  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2019

    This is one of the most-wanted feature of our customers. What additional information is needed? (with reference to the current idea status)

  • Guest
    May 29, 2019

    In connections Cloud. I understand that when sharing a file the external recipient gets 2 emails . the first allows a one time download without any registration and the other asks them to register ? It would be good to have 1 email with 2 links though. 

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2018

    BOX sharing files with external guests is superb. Why do we as customers have more suppliers and applications when IBM, with developing its applications and integrations, can offer similar solutions?

  • Guest
    Aug 8, 2018

    You're right .. but without box?

  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2018

    FYI - "one time instant sharing of files with external partners without registration as guests" is available today in Box, which can also integrated in the Connections web ui.

  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2018

    Thank you for the additional details - it's helpful in our evaluation.

  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2018

    Yes, the idea is to have an option for a one time instant sharing of files with external partners without registration as guests. With a one-time link which is restricted by time.

  • Guest
    Aug 1, 2018

    A question on the use case:  Today, a file can be marked for external sharing when uploaded, and when you share it with an external user, they will be invited to sign up and register for Connections Cloud, after which they can see the file. 

    Is the request for the ability to share a file without requiring that the recipient first register an ID to sign into Connections?

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2018

    Would be great for OnPrem too.