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Sharing OneNote document to external contacts using Specific people

I am having an issue sharing OneNote documents to external contacts. We are all using Office 365 Business.

I just found that if I share the document from OneNote to specific people (to my gmail account for example), I am required to enter a login and a password which is not the expected behavior.

But if I navigate the SharePoint Site Assets, find the OneNote document and share it (still to specific people), it correctly shares the file and I am able to click the "send code" button.

So my issue is really why the OneNote does not allow the share to behave correctly?

My users are not tech-savvy so asking them to drill down the site assets to find the file is not an option.

Éric Moreau
Éric Moreau
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
The "specific" people option does require login, perhaps you are looking for the "anonymous guest link" scenario (the "Get a sharing link" option)? I do agree that there is a disconnect between the in-app and the in-browser behavior though, they will be rolling an update to "unify" the sharing experience in the coming weeks.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
specific people does NOT require login. When you click on the link that is sent, a website is shown with a button to send a code to the same email address. You need that code to open the file. Anonymous is not available (and I don't want it).
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
A MVP friend found the solution. The OneNote standalone application as a bug. To share to "outsiders" anonymously, you need to use the OneNote from the web portal.
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