MC280012: Retirement of Direct Link option while creating a Sharing link in the OneDrive for Business connector

The ‘Direct’ link option is being retired because rather than creating sharing links it creates file download links, which do not reflect the scope chosen by the user and may not be accessible after a short period of time. If no users in your tenant are using the Direct Link option you can safely disregard this message.

Note: This only applies to Direct links in PowerApps/PowerAutomate. Using the Direct Link option in PowerApps/PowerAutomate does not provide the same experience as other services as the Direct links created expire after a short period of time.

MC280012: Retirement of Direct Link option while creating a Sharing link in the OneDrive for Business connector

Affected Workloads

  • OneDrive for Business
  • Power Apps in Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365

Key points

  • Timing: Beginning September 25, 2021 we will start retiring the Direct Link option while using the ‘Create sharing link’ action in the OneDrive for Business connector in Power Apps and Power Automate
  • Control type: user control / admin control
  • Action: review, assess and update your apps and flows per the below directions

What you need to do to prepare

If you are currently using the Direct link option, you have until September 25, 2021 to fix your apps and flows. After that, the action will return an error message. In order to create a long-lived Sharing Link as intended, please select “View” or “Edit” as the Link Type rather than “Direct”.
MC280012: Retirement of Direct Link option while creating a Sharing link in the OneDrive for Business connector

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Message ID: MC280012
Published: 23 August 2021
Updated: 26 August 2021
Action required by date: 25 September 2021
Effective: September 25, 2021