In case you need to invite external user to design your organization's SharePoint site with ShortPoint, this article is for you.


Before we start:

  • You are using SharePoint Online
  • You need to have Global Admin SharePoint admin rights
  • Enable External Sharing in your settings.  In order to do this, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Please navigate to your SharePoint admin center. You need to follow URL like this : https://yourtenantname-admin.sharepoint.com (if you are not able to access it, please contact your Site Administrator).


Step 2:  From Sites navigation option, click Active sites:



Step 3: Select the Site you need, navigate to Policies tab and click Edit under External Shareing option:



Step 4: Change your Site Content sharing setting to Anyone:



Now we are good to go. 


Step 1: Share your site


Navigate to the site you were you are going to use ShortPoint and share it with external user:

  • Classic site

Click on Share button and insert the email of the user you need to invite:


  • Modern Communication site

Click on Share button and insert the email of the user you need to invite:



  • Modern Team site

Click on the Loudspeaker icon and select Invite team members:



Step 2: Grant permissions to external user

Navigate to the Site settings of your site:

  • Select People and groups option


  • Invite user to the Site Owners group



Step 3: Assign external user to ShortPoint license

Navigate to ShortPoint Dashboard -> Licensing and assign your external user to the ShortPoint license and click Save Changes



That's all. Now external user can use the ShortPoint on your site.


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