Published August 23, 2021

Retirement of Direct Link option while creating a Sharing link in the OneDrive for Business connector

Reference ID: MC280012 | Effective: August 25, 2021

MC280012 – The ‘Direct’ link option is being retired because rather than creating sharing links it creates file download links, which do not reflect the scope chosen by the user and may not be accessible after a short period of time.

If no users in your tenant are using the Direct Link option you can safely disregard this message.

Key points

  • Timing: Beginning September 25, 2021 Microsoft will start retiring the Direct Link option while using the ‘Create sharing link’ action in the OneDrive for Business connector in Power Apps and Power Automate
  • Control type: user control / admin control
  • Action: review, assess and update your apps and flows per the below directions

What you need to do to prepare:

If you are currently using the Direct link option, you have until September 25, 2021 to fix your apps and flows. After that, the action will return an error message. In order to create a long-lived Sharing Link as intended, please select “View” or “Edit” as the Link Type rather than “Direct”.


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