Using SharePoint Online as an Extranet

Posted by Dominggus Paliling on 04.08.15
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This is a specifically referring to SharePoint Online as a part of Office 365.

When you are working on projects involving people from outside of your organization, there is a place to use SharePoint Online as collaboration tool. The caveat is all users need to have either Microsoft Account or Organizational Account.

Here is how you can setup an extranet:

Step1: Create a new Site Collection

From SharePoint admin center, click on New > Private Site Collection

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Fill in required fields as you see fit.SharePoint_Online_as_Extranet_Image_2

Step2: Enable External Access

Select new site collection you just created, click on Sharing button which will open a new window.

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You will have the option to select “Allow external users who accept sharing invitations and sign in as authenticated users.”  Then hit Save.SharePoint_Online_as_Extranet_Image_4

Topics: Office 365, SharePoint Online

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