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I want to keep a track of sharing documents in Document library. Is there any feature available in sharepoint for this?

How can I Do this?

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You can leverage the new Security events introduced in SharePoint 2013. On every GroupUserAdded, GroupUserDeleted, RoleAssignmentAdded, RoleAssignmentDeleted event you can add an entry to a list or database that will help you track the sharing of document.

Security events available to leverage in SharePoint 2013 are given here.

A tutorial on how to do this is given here.

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You can enable auditing for each site collection for which you want to collect data. Instructions for doing so are available at https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-a9920c97-38c0-44f2-8bcb-4cf1e2ae22d2

This provides data on (depending upon what you enable):

  • Documents being opened or downloaded, list items being viewed
  • Documents or items being edited
  • Documents or items being checked out or checked in
  • Documents or items being moved or copied to other locations within SharePoint
  • Documents or items being deleted or restored
  • Content types or columns being edited
  • Site content being searched
  • Site users or permissions being edited.

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