OneDrive Security Guide
The following information outlines the necessary steps for storing sensitive data in OneDrive securely.
It is your responsibility to manage access to your OneDrive account.
To access OneDrive, log in to my.pitt.edu, search for and select OneDrive, then click Start.
Navigate to the Manage Access Panel
- Click the three dotted ellipsis icon next to a folder or file you would like to share, then select Manage access from the drop-down menu.
Note: This is how all permissions can be set for folders and files in OneDrive.
- Use the panel on the right-hand side to share folders and files, add new users to view folders and files, and manage existing user’s access.
Manage Sharing Permissions
Click the Share button on the top right-hand side, select People with existing access for the link permission, then click Apply.
Note: Only people you have shared this permission can access the link.
Add New Users and Select Their Permission Level
To add a new user to the folder or file, click the Plus (“+”) button on the Manage Access panel (see the Navigate to the Manage Access Panel section on this page), click the down arrow, select the permission level from the drop-down menu, then click Grant access. In the example below, a user is added with email address and read-only permissions.
Note: It is your responsibility to add users with proper permissions.
Manage Permissions and Remove Users
Click the down arrow next to a user's name in the Manage Access panel (see the Navigate to the Manage Access Panel section on this page) to manage existing access permissions for a folder or file. In the example below, the user's permission can be changed from Can view to Can edit. User access can be removed by selecting Stop sharing.
Note: It is your responsibility to manage access to your OneDrive folders and files.