Default Copy Link option should be Those who already have access
Default Copy Link option should be "Those who already have access" so that the link we get is the pure one and we don't uselessly create a new URL
Rebekah A Harvey commented
Unless you are a SharePoint super user, I doubt you would even know that simply copying and pasting a link (a normal behavior) gives users edit access. Please fix!
Neil P. commented
As an SCA on many SharePoint sites, I can say from experience that this is a big problem! This behavior makes Swiss cheese out of a site's permissions scheme.
Most users think that "Copy Link"/"Get a Link" provides a conventional, path-based URL to a document. They do not realize that instead they are getting a re-shareable link that any recipient can use to edit the target document.
Links that override site permissions should ONLY be offered by the "Share" option. "Share" implies that an accommodation would be made to facilitate access. "Get a link" does not.
I think this would be a default across a lot of our sites if we had the option. Would love to see this happen.
Jer Harwood commented
At least make it an option to have as a default... Even just from a logical perspective this makes more sense both from the "Copy Link" and "Share" menu. If a user has read access only they can't utilize the Share menu but if it was for people with existing access there shouldn't be a problem. Those with permissions to update permissions would have options to choose other sharing types but yes, yes, yes... please allow setting the defaults so it doesn't default to mucking up the permissions on the site...
Totally agree!! Security is key. Breaking permission is a risk and a concern!
Thomas Bak commented
...and so inheritance isn't broken by default. This is a major governance flaw.