Configuration of Dropbox

The Snow Integration Connector for Dropbox is used to determine the number of registered Dropbox users.

The configuration must be started and prepared according to SaaS Connector configuration.

Prerequisites

To configure the connector, the credentials for a Dropbox Business account with administrator privileges are required.

Set up a Dropbox app

  1. Go to the Dropbox developers console:https://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps

  2. Sign in to the console with an admin account.

  3. In My apps, select Create app.

    The Create a new app on the DBX Platform view appears.

  4. In Choose an API, select Scooped access.

  5. In Choose the type of access you need, select Full Dropbox – Access to all files and folders in a user's Dropbox.

  6. In Name your app, enter a unique name for your app.

  7. Select Create app.

    The new app is created.

  8. On the Settings tab of the new app, enter the redirect URI in Redirect URIs and select Add.

    Example 5.

    http://localhost/dropbox



  9. Make a note of the values in App key and App secret. This information is used when configuring the connector.

  10. Go to the Permissions tab.

  11. Select the following options, if not already selected:

    • account_info.read

    • contacts.read

    • team_info.read

    • team_data.member

    • members.read

    • groups.write

    • groups.read

    • events.read

  12. Select Submit when you are done.

Configure the Dropbox connector

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

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

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

  3. In the Redirect Uri box, enter the value for the redirect uri of the created app in Set up a Dropbox app.

  4. Select Get URI.

    The All good dialog box appears.

  5. 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 Dropbox account and select Sign in.

    3. Select Grant access to Box.

      A uri will appear in the browser address field.

    Note

    The response from the page might be "Request denied" or similar. This is expected behavior and the connector could still be configured without any issues.

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

  7. Select Get token.

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

  8. Select Save to save the configuration settings before testing the connection.

  9. To check if the connection can be established, Select Test Connection.

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

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

  12. Select Save.