Datto Drive users can share files with their Datto Drive groups and users on the same Datto Drive instance or other Datto Drive instances. Users also have the ability to create public shares for people who are not Datto Drive users. You have control of a number of user permissions on file shares :
- Allow users to share files
- Allow users to create public shares
- Require a password on public shares
- Allow public uploads to public shares
- Require an expiration date on public share links
- Allow/Block re-sharing
- Restrict sharing to group members only
- Allow email notifications of new public shares
- Exclude groups from creating shares
An Admin user will be able to configure sharing options on the Admin page in the Sharing section.
Allow apps to use the Share APIto enable users to share files. If this is not checked, no users can create file shares.
Allow users to share via linkto enable creating public shares for people who are not Datto Drive users via hyperlink.
Enforce password protectionto force users to set a password on all public share links. This does not apply to local user and group shares.
Allow public uploadsto allow anyone to upload files to public shares.
Allow users to send mail notificationfor shared files to enable sending notifications from Datto Drive.
Set default expiration dateto set a default expiration date on public shares.
Allow resharingto enable users to re-share files shared with them.
Restrict users to only share with users in their groupsto confine sharing within group memberships.
This setting does not apply to the Federated Cloud sharing feature. If Federated Cloud Sharing is enabled, users can still share items with any users on any instances (including the one they are on) via a remote share.
Allow users to send mail notification for shared filesenables users to send an email notification to every Datto Drive user that the file is shared with.
Exclude groups from sharingto prevent members of specific groups from creating any file shares in those groups. When you check this, you’ll get a dropdown list of all your groups to choose from. Members of excluded groups can still receive shares, but not create any.
Allow username autocompletion in share dialogto enable auto-completion of Datto Drive usernames.
Transferring Files to another User
If the need to transfer ownership of all of a user's files to another user within the same Datto Drive instance, please contact Datto Technical Support.
Creating Persistent File Shares
When a user is deleted, their files are also deleted. As you can imagine, this is a problem if they created file shares that need to be preserved, because these disappear as well. In Datto Drive files are tied to their owners, so whatever happens to the file owner also happens to the files.
One solution is to create persistent shares for your users. You can retain ownership of them, or you could create a special user for the purpose of establishing permanent file shares. Simply create a shared folder in the usual way, and share it with the users or groups who need to use it. Set the appropriate permissions on it, and then no matter which users come and go, the file shares will remain. Because all files added to the share, or edited in it, automatically become owned by the owner of the share regardless of who adds or edits them.
Share Link Password Policy
Datto Drive users have the option of enabling the Share Link Password Policy app. This allows you to enforce password length, required characters, define special characters, and expiration dates on share links.
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