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Google Drive File Access Control Enforce Contributors Can’t Share

GAT+ provides a detailed and in-depth overview of the entire Google domain. There are multiple actions and reports that can be generated using the GAT+ tool.

With GAT+ File Management the Google Workspace Admin can enable or disable Sharing policies on Drive files (Share with people settings in Drive)

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The File Access control can be set on existing Google Drive files to enable/disable:

  • Editors can change permissions and share
  • Viewers and commenters can see the option to download, print, and copy

Editors can change permissions and share 

Navigate to GAT+ → Drive → Apply custom filter to find the files you need

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Apply policy

When the result is found

  1. Select the file – click on the checkmark beside the Title 
  2. Click on File operations 
  3. Select Enforce “Contributors can’t share”

Note: If Restricted mode enabled – Contributors can’t change Sharing permissions and Share 

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When the option is selected, pop up message will be displayed.

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The operation cannot be undone

Note: This operation cannot be undone 

Result

Click on the “Confirm” button, to enforce the policy. The process can be checked in the Admin log 

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Editor required to request approval

For the Editors/Contributors to share the file/folder they will be required to get approval from the File owner

The owner will receive an email like the below:

  • Name of the File – Request for access – User X is requesting access to a document for the following people – email of the user
  • Click on Share or Open sharing settings

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GAT+ flag

The policy will be reflected in GAT+ the files will have a Flag: Contributors can’t share

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