You can share data with read access by creating a public link. You can give this link to other persons. Everyone who gets this link can view the data.
The following options exist:
You can share the following data with read access by using a public link: address books, calendars, tasks, folders. files.
E-Mails can not be shared with a public link.
You can set a password for the access. You can define that the link expires after a specific time frame, e.g. after one month.
You can revoke the public link.
How to share data with read access by using a public link:
Select the app that should be used for sharing data.
Select a folder in the folder view.
Note: Select a folder for which you have the permission to share. Depending on the app, some folders can not be shared.
In the Drive, you can also select a folder or file in the display area.
Click the Actions iconnext to the folder name. Click on Create sharing link.
In the Drive app, you can also use one of the following methods:
Click the Share icon in the toolbar. Click on Invite people.
Select Invite people from the context menu.
A window opens. It contains a public link for a read access to the share.
To share the link, you have the following options:
To insert the link into other applications, click the Copy to clipboard icon next to the link.
In order to directly send the link per E-Mail, enter the respective E-Mail addresses. Tips:
While entering the E-Mail address, several matching suggestions are displayed. To accept a suggestion, click on it.
To select contacts from a list, click the Address book icon on the right side of the input field.
Per default, the data are shared with read access for an unlimited time. To set a time limit for the access to the shared data, enable Expires in. Select a time range.
To protect the access with a password, enable Password required. Enter a password. If you send the public link per E-Mail, the E-Mail contains the password.
If you share a folder in the Drive app, you can transfer the folder's permissions to all existing or newly created subfolders of this folder. To do so, enable Apply to all subfolders.
Click on Close.
Selecting contacts from an address book
Inviting to a shared item
Resending an invitation
Viewing or editing shares in the Drive app
Subscribing to E-Mail folders
Accessing other users' shares
Parent topic: Sharing Data