Using Single-Use Links

What is a Single-Use Link?

A single-use link can be used to download a specific file in the CDR. It must be generated by the owner of the work or their proxy and can only be accessed one time before it expires. Single-use links are typically used to grant download access to a restricted file and cannot be used to grant access to a work in its entirety.  If you would like to grant someone full access to your private work, see the instructions for Sharing a Private Work.
Please note that single-use links will expire if they have not been used within 24 hours.

How do I Get a Single-Use Link?

  1. Login to the CDR and click on the “Dashboard” link in the upper right of the page.
    user menu, the dashboard link is circled in red
  2. Click the “Works” link in the left menu. You will see a list of all the works that you have deposited.
    The "repository contents" section of the dashboard, with collections and works as options. Works is circled in red
  3. Navigate to the work that contains the file for which you’d like to generate a single-use link.
  4. Scroll down to the “Items” section of the page and click on the name of the file for which you’d like to generate a link.
  5. On the left side of the File Details page, below the image thumbnail, click the “Create Single-Use Link” button.
  6. A notification about the link will appear below the social media links.  Click the “Copy” button to copy the link.
    single use link notification box below facebook, twitter, google plus and tumblr social media links

Watch the video below for a walkthrough!