Configuration of Box

The Snow Integration Connector for Box is used to determine the number of registered Box users. The connector is available in the Snow Integration Manager from version 5.8.

The configuration must be started and prepared according to Configure a SaaS connector.

Prerequisites

Credentials for a Box Business Subscription with administrator privileges are required, as well as a Box developer account. A Box developer account can be created for free on https://app.box.com/signup/n/developer.

Set up a Box App

  1. Go to the Box dev console (https://app.box.com/developers/console).

  2. Sign in to the console with your account.

  3. On the developer console dashboard, select Create new app.

  4. Select Custom app as type of app.

  5. Select Standard OAuth 2.0 (User Authentication) as authentication method.

  6. Enter a name of the app and select Create app.

  7. On the app configuration page:

    1. In the Redirect URI box enter the value for a redirect uri.

      Note

      The redirect URI can for example be http://localhost:8080 if it is not used by another application.

    2. Select the following application scopes: 

      • Manage users

      • Manage enterprise properties

    3. Select Save.

    The new app is created. The Client ID and the Client secret are found on the configuration page. The information is used when configuring the connector.

Configure the Box connector

In the Configure section at the bottom of Connector Configuration: SaaS:

  1. In the Client ID box, enter the value for Client ID of the created app in Set up a Box App.

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  2. In the Client Secret box, enter the value for Client Secret of the created app in Set up a Box App.

  3. Select Get URI.

    The All good dialog box appears.

  4. To authenticate and generate the URI for the URI from browser box: 

    1. In the All good dialog box, select OK.

      A default browser opens.

    2. Enter the credentials for your Box account and select Authorize.

    3. Select Grant access to Box.

      A uri will appear in the browser address field.

  5. Enter the uri in the URI from Browser box.

  6. Select Get token.

    A message saying that the token is successfully acquired will appear.

  7. To check if the connection can be established, select Test Connection.

  8. If the connection could not be established, verify that the connector has been configured according to Step 1 to Step 6.

  9. Select the Active checkbox to allow the data to be aggregated.

  10. Select Save.