Enabling Sharing to Anyone in SharePoint Subscription Edition

asked 2022-06-03T15:03:05.927+00:00
Lennard End 1 Reputation point

Hey everyone

I feel kinda stupid for asking this, but here we go, because I couldn't find any Documentation in any official Microsoft Source or anywhere on the internet.

We are currently in the process of setting up a new SharePoint Subscription Edition environment.

I can't find the option to enable the sharing to "Anyone" for our Users.


Can you help my finding this setting or where I can find the appropriate Documentation?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. answered 2022-06-06T10:20:56.523+00:00
    Xuyan Ding - MSFT 5,856 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Lennard End ,

    This option is not available in SharePoint 2019, but can run PowerShell code as a workaround.
    Since we do not have a test environment for the subscription version at the moment, it is unclear whether the subscription version supports this option. You may try the 2019 solution.
    You need to connect your on-premises SharePoint environment to Azure AD Access Control to configure federation between Azure Active Directory and on-premises SharePoint. The goal is to allow users to log in to Azure Active Directory and use their identity to access SharePoint on-premises sites. It requires Office Online Server as the guest sharing links leverage the web-based Office viewer/editor.

    Here is the PowerShell code:

    $farm = Get-SPFarm   

    Reference: Implement federated authentication between Azure Active Directory and SharePoint on-premises
    Third-party reference articles: Enabling Anonymous Share Links in SharePoint Server 2019
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