Sharing / allow editing

Hey, i have the following behavior with my installation:

Nextcloud version (eg, 18.0.2): 19.04
PHP version (eg, 7.1): 7.3

The issue you are facing:

when i share a document by link and want to allow editing, this function cannot be activated

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): Y

Steps to replicate it:

  1. create a document
  2. share by link
  3. check “allow editing”
  4. close detail box
  5. revisit sharing details
  6. “allow editing” is unchecked


Perhaps a browser problem. Can you test another browser or mobile device.

sorry, I forgot to mention: I tested it with FireFox, Chome and Edge Chromium. Behave the same everywhere

i have analyzed the problem further and it appears under the following constellation:

  1. at “Settings” -> “Share” -> “Force password protection” is selected
  2. if you want to share the document by link, the editing mode cannot be activated


Remove setting to 1) and set password protection when creating a share

Then it is also possible to edit the document

Question: does anyone else have it?

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I had a few minutes ago the same problem (Nextcloud 20.0.1) but now a few minutes later i can not reproduce it. I created a share with edit option and password and the share does not used a password.

A few days or weeks ago there was a similar problem with sharing and passwords. Perhaps you can open an issue

i will do. i could reproduce this on a new installation, so i assume a bug.

Doesn’t work for me. I have the exact same issue:

  1. Create link with write permission
  2. If I open the link, there is read only
  3. Write permission is removed

Is there any solution for this kind of issue?

Which version are you running? I can no longer reproduce this error in the latest version (23.0.0).

Still get this problem on 22.2.5, and it says “Your version is up to date”