Sharing Dropbox content with no authentication

Sharing Dropbox content should be easy and secure process in every aspect, but is it? Few days ago, I shared some documents to my colleagues using Dropbox. One of them complained that he has to login in order to download content, but he don’t want to do it. I never¬†thought that could be a problem and I always share content using Share option in web interface. Here is procedure for creating download link where login is not mandatory.

OK, upload content you want to share and right click on file or folder. Select Share option. In top right corner select Create a link option (Slide 1.).

Sharing Dropbox content with no authentication

Slide 1.

On next slide select Copy link (Slide 2.)

Sharing Dropbox content with no authentication

Slide 2.

Now paste link to regular mail or sent it over existing Dropbox web interface.

I hope you will find this tutorial useful and we are looking forward to your feedback.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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