Create a View-Only Link

You can share the contents of private projects with non-contributors by creating a view-only link. These links can also be anonymized to remove identifying information - this is particularly useful in blinded peer review!

The view-only link feature is only available to admins on a project.

1. Create the link

First, go to the project for which you want to create a view-only link, and your "Overview" page will appear.

Then, click the Contributors tab in your project's navigation bar.

A list of your contributors will appear.

Find the "View-only Links" section below the "Contributors" list at the bottom of the page. This section will not be visible to contributors with read or read+write access permissions.

Then click the +Add button.

A modal will appear from which you can create your view-only link.

  1. Enter a name for your link into the first field to help you identify your link later.
  2. If you want to hide your identity from viewers, check the box next to Anonymize. This will remove all contributors' names from the contributor's list and logs.
  3. If you want to apply the view-only link to your project's components, check the box next to the respective component(s). Note: Only those with checked boxes will be shared with the link.  
  4. Click the Create button.