HCL Connections | Product Ideas Portal

Welcome to the HCL Connections Product Ideas Lab! The place where you can submit product ideas and enhancement request. We encourage you to participate by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas. All new ideas will be evaluated by the HCL Product Management & Engineering teams, and the next steps will be communicated. While not all submitted ideas will be executed upon, community feedback will play a key role in influencing which ideas are and when they will be implemented.

For more information and upcoming events, please visit our HCL Connections page.

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
  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Jul 24 2018
  • Additional information required
  • Attach files
  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    13 May 08:55am

    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.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    24 Feb 01:57pm

    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.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    20 Nov, 2019 10:09am

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

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    29 May, 2019 12:02pm

    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. 

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    14 Sep, 2018 08:40am

    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?

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    8 Aug, 2018 10:07am

    You're right .. but without box?

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    3 Aug, 2018 06:32pm

    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.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    2 Aug, 2018 01:19pm

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

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    2 Aug, 2018 07:26am

    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.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    1 Aug, 2018 08:16pm

    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?

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    25 Jul, 2018 08:37pm

    Would be great for OnPrem too.