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I have a consultant joining into my company and unfortunately he will not have my company email address. Is there a way I can give him SharePoint access to the site on which he is going to work on? Since he is not on the active directory I was unable to provide him access.

Please help if there is any other through which we can provide him access. Since he need access to that site.

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In SharePoint 2010 you don't have this option "adding external user". but you have couple of options.

In my opnion, for a single user except adding in the AD, all others required extra efforts and more work and maintenance.

  • thanks for the comments. I need to check with the tech to find if they can add him to the active directory, but basically i guess the answer must be no from them. I looked into the AD LDS steps, it is way complicated for just one users. Thanks for the effort on answer this. – Mohammed Eliyas Ahmed Jul 16 '15 at 15:56

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