The article describes how administrators can control the way file and folder sharing web links are generated and managed.

Link access control  

Administrators can configure one of the following link access restrictions for each type of link on the account:

  1. Anyone with a link
    • This setting implies that links can be created without password-protection, and anyone who has a link can access the content.
    • User can password-protect the link, but it is not mandatory.
  1. Anyone with a link and a password
    • This setting will force end users to password-protect every link they create.
    • In order to access the content, the recipient will need to have both the link and the password.
  2. Only Co-workers with a link
    • This setting will limit access to all links created on the account to subscribing SecuriSync users within the same organization. With this setting, external parties will not be able to access the content via the web link.
    • Recipients will need to log into their SecuriSync account in order to access content via the web link.
  3. Anyone with a link and SecuriSync account
    • Only other subscribers of SecuriSync will be able to access content via web links, regardless of whether or not they are part of the same organization.

Important:  These settings are applied to all web links created on the account.  These settings are not retroactive and will apply only to newly-created links.

Link expiration date 

Administrators can enforce a maximum link lifetime for each type of web link on the account. Users can set their own expiration dates for web links as long as the expiration date does not exceed the account-wide link lifetime setting determined by the account administrator. 

For example, if the account setting is for 6 months, a user could not create a web link with an expiration date of 9 months.

Important:  This is an account-wide setting, retroactively applied to all web links created on the account.

Link permissions 

Administrators can configure which link permissions should be available to end users. 

The following link permissions are available:

  • View and Download permission
    • This is the default permission. It cannot be disabled.
    • These web links allow recipients to both preview and download the content.
  • View-only permission
    • This is an optional permission.
    • These web links allow recipients to preview the content without the ability to download content.
    • These links should be only used for content for supported by web preview capabilities: PDF, images, audio, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. The full list of supported file types is available in our Knowledge Base.
  • Download & Upload permission
    • This is an optional permission.
    • These web links allow users to request/collect files from various parties without having to set up external shares.
    • These web links allow recipients to upload content into a folder while also being able to view and download existing folder content.
  • Upload-only permission
    • This is an optional permission.
    • These web links allow users to request/collect files from various parties without having to set up external shares.
    • These web links allow recipients to upload content into a folder while preventing the recipient from being able to view other content in the folder.