OneDrive for Business: Configure Access Requests Settings at Tenant Level

Requirement: Set Access Requests Settings to all OneDrive for Business sites at Tenant Level.

How to Configure Access Requests and Sharing Settings in OneDrive for Business Sites?

We can configure access request settings for all OneDrive for Business sites at the tenant level. There are two switches available to set access requests configuration in OneDrive for Business sites.

  1. ODBAccessRequests – Enables/Disables/Lets the user select access requests for their OneDrive site.
  2. ODBMembersCanShare – Sets whether the Members of the site with edit permissions can share the site.

Possible values for above switches are: On, Off and Unspecified (lets the user specify settings for each OneDrive site.)

PowerShell to Configure OneDrive for Business Access Requests Settings

Here is the PowerShell script to set access requests settings for all OneDrive for Business sites at tenant level.

$TenantAdminURL = ""

#Connect to Admin Center
Connect-SPOService -Url $TenantAdminURL -Credential (Get-credential)

#Set OneDrive for business access request settings
Set-SPOTenant -ODBAccessRequests Off

#Set "Allow members to share the site and individual files and folders."
Set-SPOTenant -ODBMembersCanShare On

This PowerShell script overrides access request settings for all OneDrive for Business sites and changes the configuration as given in the script.

OneDrive for Business access request settings

How to Set Access Requests Settings for OneDrive for Business site?

To configure access requests settings for each OneDrive site, do the following:

  • From the OneDrive site, Click on “OneDrive settings” >> Click on “More Settings”>> Click on “Return to the old site settings page” link at the bottom
  • Now, in the site settings page, Click on “Site Permissions” and then “Access Requests Settings” button from the ribbon.

If the tenant level settings are configured to either On or Off, You can’t set these settings individually for each OneDrive for Business site. The tenant-level settings apply to all OneDrive for Business sites.

Access Request Settings: How it looks like?

When the access requests is enabled, users get “Sorry, you don’t have access.” message with a provision to request access.

access requests enabled in OneDrive for Business

If access requests is disabled, users who don’t have access to the resource would receive the “Access denied” page.

OneDrive for business access requests disabled

Salaudeen Rajack

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