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Set access permissions for shareable links

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Learn how to set access permissions for design specs and prototypes, and create shareable links for them in Adobe XD.

In Adobe XD, when sharing your design specs and prototypes with your stakeholders, use the built-in presets to define access permissions using public, private, and password links:

  • Public links Anyone with access to the link can view the shared design spec or prototype. This access setting has the least security restrictions but is useful when sharing your design specs and prototypes to a broad audience.
  • Private links Only the set of invited collaborators can access the shared design spec or prototype.
  • Password links Collaborators must enter the password to access the shared design spec or prototype.
Shareable links in XD
Share your design specs and prototypes using public, private, and password links

Create a public link

Watch this animated illustration to learn how to create a new public link using Design Review preset as an example. 

Create and share a public link using a Design Review preset
Create and share a public link using a Design Review preset

  1. Select any one of the presets from View Setting. If you choose Development preset, specify the target platforms, such as iOS, Web, or Android. Need information on other presets? See Work with presets.
  2. Choose Anyone with the link and click Create Link.

Create an embed code from a public link

If you want to embed your prototype link on a web page, use the Copy Embed Code option.

Create an embed code from a public link

Now that you have learned how to use a preset to create a new public link, go ahead and try creating a secure private link that only invited people can access.

Create a secure private link
Create a secure private link

  1. Select any one of the presets from View Setting. If you choose Development preset, specify the target platforms, such as iOS, Web, or Android. Need information on other presets? See Work with presets.
  2. Choose Only invited people and click Create Link. Add your reviewers in the Invite option. If you are an enterprise user, you can share private links to active directory synced groups or user groups owned by the organization. For more information on the prerequisites and settings for group sharing, see Group sharing.
  3. You can set permissions for the reviewers so that they can reshare the design specs or prototypes. 
    • Can view lets reviewers view and add comments. 
    • Can share, the default option lets reviewers reshare the design specs or prototypes.  Reviewers can add, remove, or accept requests from other reviewers who want to access or view the published private link.
  4. Click Invite.

At any given time, you can change the link access setting from public to private or from private to public by ensuring that:

  • The link URL remains the same.
  • Invitees added on the link are preserved.

Create a password link

To create a password link, select Anyone with password option.

Create a password link
Create a password link

In the password field, enter a password that satisfies the password rules. The password must have at least eight characters, and include one of each of these characters: A-Z, a-z, and 0-9. For example: Design123

After you set a password, only the stakeholders with the valid password can access the shared design spec or prototype.

After password links are published, you cannot change the link access setting for them. However, if you want to change the link access settings, then you must create a new link.

What's next?

We've got you started with creating access links while sharing your design specs and prototypes. Take a step forward and learn the end-to-end experience of share workflows.

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