More secure file sharing for OneDrive Personal
Today a shared folder or document ist just protected by the link to it. If someone captures the email containing the link, then he has access to all the shared files.
To share more confidential files I would like to share with a specific microsoft account. Then the files are at least as secure as the microsoft account of the person i shared the files with.
Why to pay for office 365 home for 5 family members when I can't share the 1 TB of OneDrive space securely with them?
More secure file sharing is now available in OneDrive for consumers! You can use the share dialog to select a link that will only work for the people you specify!
Lyle Philip P. Legaspi commented
People who have been given access to edit a shared folder shouldn't be able to create a link or add new persons unless they were given an option to do so. This was available before but was changed in the recent update to satisfy the needs of your casual user. We need more options to improve security in our end since we may be sharing sensitive files. They should just put "advanced options" below the simplified sharing buttons like Google Drive. Seriously Microsoft, stop moving backwards!
John McHugh commented
Part of the issue here is that there is a requirement for both secure and public access to the files. There should be a way to provide access to select persons who need to login to get to the files and also a way to provide a more unsecure public access to files with just a link. Currently we have a mishmash of sharing with the link being unsecure and the email share being any one with a Microsoft login. I have been trying to find out why the inconsistency and why it was changed recently to be inconsistent. I share out pictures using the link function and don't understand why all of sudden the email version requires a login.
Chris Anderson commented
This capability already exists, securely.
I would want to know, if there is a new development regarding that topic. I think it is crucial to have a secure sharing option!
One Driver Supporter commented
One Driver, you are so correct about OneDrive being incredibly insecure with respect to link sharing (and no other sharing option is available to us).
Unfortunately, the comments from Craig, Stanimal21 and ****** Off User only show how easily mislead people are.
One Driver commented
The comments in the past demonstrate that most people are deceived heavily by the sharing functionality.
You have just the feeling you share with a microsoft account. In fact the shared files are just protected by owning the link not by the receivers account. Thats's the point!
It's a very crucial for data security and microsoft is misleading the users heavily in this point.
Please don't vote for this. the solution has been provided for years.
Good day, I find it very problematic that there is no way a release to a specific User ID Live release! When shipped sharing link is stolen by a third person, this also has access. There is currently no way data from unauthorized accessed to protect! Each of the access link has (qualifying or not authorized) to access the data. Microsoft: Please creates the possibility that I may explicitly a Live ID entitle for data sharing, so that foreign accesses by stealing the left to release suppressed release left or by dissemination of!
This is a waste of votes; you can already do this and have always been able to: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Share-OneDrive-files-and-folders-9fcc2f7d-de0c-4cec-93b0-a82024800c07
totally agree with Andy, would be great if it could be specified with whom the content exactly will be shared and if they can only view or edit files. Would also be great to have an expiration time for shared links.
Yes this should be added. At least a Basic authentication should be applied.
Generally should access the data only with the associated Live ID be possible. So how the released now work, it is completely unsecure. The jezigen possibilities, if the link is passed or stole the data have no protection unauthorized access.
Yes - I totally agree and I hope MS is handle this issue with high priority !
Roberto Desideri commented
It,'s a great request. A security issue very important!
basically I really like the share function in OneDrive and OneNote. Unfortunately I’m not able to prevent unauthorized access to a share via link. Everyone who gets access to this link is also able to access my share (for example if I send this link to the wrong e-mail receiver).
It would be a lot more secure if there is an option called “only accessible over a Windows LiveID” (not all Live IDs). Sadly at the moment, without any security option, this sharing feature is totally insecure.
Did anyone of you recognize, that there is no option to share files / folders in OneDrive only to exclusive user(s), which have to authenticate by their Live ID?
There are the following methods to share your OneDrive data (I use a German OS, sorry if my explanation doesn’t match that well):
1. Receiver doesn’t need a Microsoft Account Everyone who gets access to this link will be able to access the OneNote shared folder / files and I have no chance to see or track who’s accessing my data.
2. Receiver needs to sign in with a Microsoft Account This means if someone gets access to this link and also has a Microsoft Account (doesn’t matter which Live ID, any account around the world can sign in and access the OneDrive share/data). At least this way I’m able to see which Account has accessed my data. But honestly, which one of you guys is going to check this?
For security reason I really appreciate a third option to give someone access to a file / folder over an explicit Live ID I have to fill in. So only the User with this link and this specific Live ID can access my OneDrive data. Everyone else who gets access to this link (also if they have any other Live ID) is not able to access my OneDrive data.
I really like OneDrive, but as I found out that there is no chance to secure my shared data from any unauthorized access, because I’m not able to only give access to specific Live ID’s, I removed all my shares. I really hope Microsoft is giving us this option in the near future. I think this is a fundamental feature of sharing online data.