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ANWESA PRAMANIKANWESA PRAMANIK 

Need to provide access to external users to uploaded documents in salesforce without prompting for login

After attaching a file in 'Notes and Attachment' section whenever I am clicking in view file then I get a url for viewing this file. 
Now the requirement is that this url should be accessible to external users without prompting for login.
Can anybody please help.

Thanks in advance.
Best Answer chosen by ANWESA PRAMANIK
goabhigogoabhigo
Hi,
This cannot be done using Notes and Attachments, at least as of now. Mainly because these docs are ment for users of Salesforce.

You can do this by implementing Salesforce Contents (https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=content_initialsetup.htm).

Instead of attaching the file under Notes & Attachment, upload it to "Content Deliveries" related list. Here is the step by step process (https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=content_delivery_about.htm&language=en_US) of doing this, so that you can share this document with outside Salesforce users (without loggnig in).

Does this help?

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Abhi

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goabhigogoabhigo
Hi,
This cannot be done using Notes and Attachments, at least as of now. Mainly because these docs are ment for users of Salesforce.

You can do this by implementing Salesforce Contents (https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=content_initialsetup.htm).

Instead of attaching the file under Notes & Attachment, upload it to "Content Deliveries" related list. Here is the step by step process (https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=content_delivery_about.htm&language=en_US) of doing this, so that you can share this document with outside Salesforce users (without loggnig in).

Does this help?

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Abhi
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NagaNaga (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Anwesa,

Why dont you try uploading your documents in the File tab and then click Share via link to the external users without they logging into the salesforce.

You can also use content delivery!!
Please go through the below link

https://help.salesforce.com/HTViewHelpDoc?id=collab_files_sharing_via_link.htm&language=en_US

Best Regards
Naga Kiran


 
ANWESA PRAMANIKANWESA PRAMANIK
Many thanks for your answers.

Now can you please tell me how can I find that url of document after sharing a document using Content tab.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Anwesa
ANWESA PRAMANIKANWESA PRAMANIK
I mean is this possible to get that url querying in workbench
goabhigogoabhigo
Not sure if you can get the URL. There is something called DocumentID.