ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud


This section describes the design decisions associated with One Drive Sharing for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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The OneDrive sharing administration screen provides granular configuration. Controlling OneDrive sharing ensures that data is shared internally and externally in a secure manner. OneDrive provides end users the ability to securely store their personal data in Office 365. The design considers that OneDrive is used for personal storage and sharing within the organisation.

OneDrive sharing configuration choices:

Default Link TypeInternal: Only people in the organisationNo sharing is permitted outside the organisation.
External Sharing
SharePointOnly people in the organisationNo external sharing allowed.
OneDriveOnly people in the organisationNo external sharing allowed.
Advanced settings for external sharing
Allow or block sharing with people on specific domainsUncheckedSpecific domains are not defined, meaning that content is permitted to be shared with all users within the directory (internal).
External users must accept sharing invitation using the same account that the invitations were sent toCheckedRequired to ensure users are authenticated before accepting sharing invitation.
Let external users share items they don’t ownUncheckedRestricts external users (guests) from re-sharing content.
Other settings
Display to owner the names of people who viewed their filesCheckedEnsure owner is aware of who it has been shared.

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