Can You password protect a Document or Excel file in SharePoint Online?
Yes! You can share and password protect a document in SharePoint Online so that when the link is reshared to someone else, They can’t open the document without a password.
Prerequisites: The external sharing setting must be set to “Anyone”.
How to password protect documents in SharePoint Online?
Follow these steps to share and password protect a document in SharePoint Online:
- Select a document >> Click on “Share”
- Select “Anyone with the link” as the share. Click on “Anyone with the link” to enter the password
- Once done, click on “Apply” and you can either copy the link or send it directly.
Upon sharing the document, This is what the user sees: prompts to enter a password.
This feature is available in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.