Set sharing options: classic Sites

This article is for administrators of the classic Google Sites (no Publish button at the top right). Get help for administrators of the new Google Sites.

All users in your domain can find and share sites. You can adjust the sharing options to determine whether users can share sites with people outside your domain. You can share files on your site with people and groups. However, it is not recommended to use classic Sites for sharing files with more than 200 people or groups.

Note: Users can set access options for sites that they create, but they won't be able to share a site more widely than the option you select.

To set sharing options in classic Sites

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenSites.
  3. Select Access Settings - classic Sites.
  4. Select your preference in the Sharing options section of the page.
    • Users cannot share sites outside domain name
      Only domain users can view the sites you and your users create.
    • Users can share outside domain name, but will receive a warning each time
      Users in your domain can invite outside individuals to view sites they create, but are reminded that they're sharing outside the domain each time they do so.
    • Users can share sites outside domain name (without any warning)
      People in your organization can invite others to view sites they create on an individual basis.
    • Users can make Sites public
      Users can publish sites that anyone on the internet can find. Sites become accessible without logging in, and may be indexed by search engines.
  5. Click Save.
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