Is there any rest API to fetch the read access shared link for a fresh file added to SharePoint using the rest API?

Below is the Create File Rest API

url: http://siteurl/_api/web/GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl('/FolderName')/Files/add(url='a.xlsx',overwrite=true) method: POST body: "Contents of file in raw plain text" Headers: Authorization: "Bearer " + accessToken X-RequestDigest: form digest value content-length:length of post body

Now the task is to get the shared read access link for a.xlsx

  • Sorry, Please clarify your question. If I understand correctly - You have added new file within rest api call and now you need to retrieve link to this file? If yes - please provide your call for creating the file.
    – Raf
    Dec 26, 2019 at 11:11
  • Apologies, edited the question Dec 26, 2019 at 12:08

1 Answer 1


We can use the REST API below to achieve it.


Example code:

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function anonymousAccessLink(){
    var _selectedFileName = "a.xlsx";
    var url = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/SP.Web.CreateAnonymousLink";
        'url': url,
        'method': 'POST',
        'data': JSON.stringify({
            'url': _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + '/FolderName/' + _selectedFileName,
            'isEditLink': false
        'headers': {                                                                                                         
            'accept': 'application/json;odata=verbose',
            'content-type': 'application/json;odata=verbose',
            'X-RequestDigest': $('#__REQUESTDIGEST').val()
        'success': function (data) {
            var resultData = data.d.CreateAnonymousLink;
        'error': function (result, status) {                                                                                                 
            console.log("Ajax anonymous access :-"+JSON.stringify(result)+' - '+ status);
    }); // End of ajax anonymous access.

Refer to: Rest Api Generate Guest Link SharePoint Online

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