Share your library with external users

To enable external users to access your AODocs library, follow two steps.

Step 1: Contact the super administrators of your domain. They can whitelist individual users, domains or Google groups.
Learn more: Manage external users

Step 2: Once your external users have been whitelisted, add them in the library security interface.
Learn more: Configure your library security settings

Note: In our example,
- the administrator of the AODocs library is Caroline,
- the external user who doesn’t have any AODocs account and wants to access Caroline’s library is

Two options are available to share your AODocs library:

In Team Folders or Secured Folders
In all types of library


The external users have to access the AODocs user interface. They must follow the link and accept the permissions required to access AODocs library homepage. 

Learn more: Access an AODocs library as an external user

In Team Folders or Secured Folders

1. Select Administration > Library security.

2. In the Root folder permissions tab, enter the email address of the external user and press Add.

3. Define the external user's permissions.

4. Select the checkboxes Push to every user’s My Drive and Notify users via email.

A green bar appears on the top of the page when the notification has been sent by email to users.

Sending a notification to your external user

Below is the email notification that the external user receives:


In all types of library

Copy the URL of your AODocs library and send it manually to your external user by email or chat.


Below is an example of an email notification that the external user could receive:

Individualized email sent to your external user

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