To share files with external users without using email, use a Link.

You can access the share window by hovering over a file and clicking the Share button:

The link option appears in the share window as the chainlink icon:

You'll be asked to provide an Expiration Date. 

Additionally, you can enter more details when creating a link:

Click Create Link when finished.

You will then be given a link that can be shared with outside collaborators. Click Copy to clipboard to copy the link for pasting.

A list of all the links you have created will be recorded and can be managed later by navigating to the Settings > Links & Connections > Email Collection Links.

Important: A shared link is static and will not update when changing the status on any of the shared assets.
The only change that does affect a shared link is deleting its assets from Canto.

To prevent consumers from modifying the expiration date, a default expiration date for assets can be set within Settings > Configuration Options > Defaults > Other Options.

Check the Set Expiration Date box if you would like to enable this feature and add the value for the expiration date.