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Change the default setting when sharing a sheet or report to "Editor Cannot Share"


The default setting should be changed to "Editor Cannot Share" for sharing sheets and reports. It is a security issue to have the current setting default to "Editor Can Share". We have to spend too much time training users in the difference between the two permissions and why it is important that we grant "Editor Can Share" only when appropriate and needed.

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  • Erin Horiuchi Green

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  • eliweitz
    eliweitz ✭✭✭✭✭

    To add on, I wonder if this is actually an idea to be expanded for use in Admin Center, as maybe a tenant-wide default setting, as this function certainly is a security concern for some organizations, but others may prefer it in different states. Thus, allowing System Admins to choose what the default share behavior is might be a great enhancement.

  • Monique Odom-Stearn
    Monique Odom-Stearn ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with @eliweitz - this is something that should be specified in the Admin Center for each account, and not necessarily a Smartsheet-wide default setting.

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