I have a list on SharePoint Online. When I create a new list entry, I share it with an external user (who doesn't exist on my tenant) to edit it further.
I am facing two issues:
When I send a link, the user is asked to create an account and when they do so, they get an error that the user could not be found in the my SharePoint directory. it does look logical because SharePoint doesn't know to which email address I have sent the link to. But is there a way for this solution to work by doing additional steps before/after sending the link?
When I share the list entry using the built-in 'Share' button, the user is asked to create an account, but at the end of it they get a message that they don't have permission to access the item and they have to 'request access'. Once they do, they have to wait until I log on and approve their request. My question here is - why are they required to ask for access, in spite that I have shared the item with them?