Two-Minute Tip: How to give external users access to SharePoint
SharePoint is a great way to share information and collaborate with people working on a project. Adding people that are part of your organization is easy. That feature is part of the wizard that guides you through setting up a SharePoint site. But there are times when you want to work with people outside of your organization. They could be clients or subcontractors, either way, they need to be on the same page as everyone else on the project. So let’s answer the question, “How to give external users access to SharePoint?”
Follow these steps to grant guest access to an Office 365 site
Go to site’s home page. At the top of the page, to the right of the site name, you will see an icon, a number and “Members” link.
That is nice, but we want to add a guest user, so click on the “go to Outlook” link above the box.
Once it is done updating the group, you are shown the new group member list.
The external user experience
The people you invite will get an email message inviting them to the site. There they’ll be able to share messages and files and to coordinate group events in the SharePoint site.
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