Set default sharing to be "People with existing access"

David Reinhardt 21 Reputation points

I would like our default sharing links to be set at "People with existing access" (i.e. effectively just getting a share link rather than creating a new permission). This is our most common scenario.

Is there a way to set this as the default sharing link?


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  1. Elsie Lu_MSFT 9,751 Reputation points

    Hi @David Reinhardt ,

    This can be achieved. Per my test,in SharePoint Admin center there is currently not supported to set people with existing access by default, however we can set it through powershell.

    Run this script(change to your information) using Windows Powershell ISE:

    $Password = 'xxxxx'  
    #region Credentials  
    [SecureString]$SecurePass = ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force  
    [System.Management.Automation.PSCredential]$PSCredentials = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($Username, $SecurePass)  
    #endregion Credentials  
    Connect-SPOService -Url -credential $PSCredentials  
    Set-SPOSite -identity -DefaultLinkToExistingAccess 1  

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  1. David Reinhardt 21 Reputation points

    Hi there - I'm afraid I haven't had a chance to try this yet. I will do so.