If I need to share a Google document with someone who doesn't haven't a Google account (yes there are still people who don't apparently) is it possible to share it via anyone with the link can view / edit, but also set a password so when they click through the link they need to enter a password to view / edit the document?


That is not a Google Drive built-in feature. If you are using third-party app to create/edit the file like Microsoft Offices or Adobe Acrobat Professional they have a built-in feature to set a password to edit/view the file.

For G Suite Document editors you could embed the file on another app that allows you to ask for password to display, in this case, the document.

You could create this app by using Google Apps Script.

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