Invitation to View link prompts password creation for an established user

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Invitation to View link prompts password creation for an established user

SupaUsahSupaUsah
edited 12/09/19 in Using Smartsheet

Hello,

An invitation to view link that was sent to one of our users prompts a password creation screen in Smartsheet when clicked, even though they already have a Smartsheet account and a few shared reports. (Page reads "Let's get started - Set up your password". See attached) Subsequent attempts to log in to Smartsheet as normal would prompt the same password creation screen.

The user was able to reset to normal Smartsheet login by following a URL link to one of our Dashboards, but now when they log in they cannot view any of the reports that were previously shared to them. (Instead they see “The item you requested can’t be found. It may have been deleted, its access permissions changed, or your URL may be incorrect.”) They have the same result when trying to access those Smartsheet reports in three different browsers.

I shared a new invitation to view link to the user for the same report, and it again prompted password creation. The original invitation was sent from the report Owner who is a licensed user / system admin, and I have edit – can share rights on all shared items.

I was able to recreate the error by clicking the same invitation to view link that was sent to the user. My default browser would prompt the password creation screen on subsequent attempts to log in to Smartsheet as normal, however I was able to log in and access sheets normally in two different browsers while this was happening in my default browser. Deleting cookies for the Smartsheet site in my default browser restored the ability to log in, and I never lost access to any of my shared items.

I would be interested to know if anybody has experienced this or knows of a solution to restore the shared reports to the user as the normal sharing process has returned this error multiple times.

Thank you!

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Comments

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi,

    That's weird! Are you sure it was shared to the right email address?

    If you haven’t already, I would recommend that you reach out to the Smartsheet Support Team. Smartsheet Support Team

    Have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • Thank you Andrée. It was shared via the Smartsheet 'Share' function to the intended user's email address, who then reported back the issue.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy to help!

    Let us know what the problem was when you've solved it. 

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • The issue was simply a discrepancy in the user's name / email address, Victoria goes by Tory and the credentials for her Smartsheet account did not match our email database.

    This has been solved, thank you for the help.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ok. Thanks for the update!

    I'm always happy to help!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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