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  1. API-level access to Box Admin Console settings

    Amazon has many EIDs and their security team needs to be able to apply and monitor enterprise settings in a centralized, scalable way.

    1 vote
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  2. Provide overwrite switch in CLI to account for existing folder in download location

    Currently BOX CLI download doesn't have overwrite action. If a folder already exists in the location where the new folder is being downloaded, the CLI errors out.

    There should be a over-write switch to the box CLI folder download. It should be something like:

    box folders:download Folder_ID --destination=<location> --over-write=Yes

    2 votes
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  3. My application does not require download permission

    We would like you to provide a way in the developer console to remove the download permission from our application.

    We are worried about leaking access tokens.
    Our application needs Box administrator privileges. Then change the folder name or delete the collaborator.
    However, it does not access the content of files in box.

    2 votes
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  4. Provide read-only scope for user information

    I'd like to provide our central identity management team a way to tell whether or not a given Box user has a > 0 byte usage before they delete the user's account (for example, as someone leaves our organization). I'd like to give them read-only API access to https://api.box.com/2.0/users, without giving them any additional access. Support tells me that this isn't currently possible. It'd be nice if it was--this could be useful for a number of other uses, too, such as reporting.

    2 votes
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  5. Allow Metadata search for files uploaded via Box API

    Documents in BOX are not searchable based on Metadata when uploaded using BOX API

    Document uploaded into BOX via EPHESOFT using BOX API and 3 metadata elements are attached to the document. We can see the document in the BOX and the metadata elements are present in the Custom Metadata section in the BOX.

    2 votes
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    There are two ways to find files in Box based on the metadata. The existing Search API provides a metadata filtering option and also indexes metadata content. The Metadata Query API provides SQL-like syntax for finding files based on specific metadata condtions. See https://developer.box.com/guides/metadata/queries/create/ and https://developer.box.com/guides/search/full-text-search/

    If there are unmet needs please add a comment!

  6. Box CLI - need more output options for folders:items.

    Specific to "box folders:items" but probably other commands as well:

    1) If I'm asking for --csv, AND specifying the fields via --fields=, I don't need a header telling me the fields I just requested. I'd like an option to disable the header, or default disable it and make me add it back.

    2) If I'm asking for specific fields as --csv, give me just those fields. If I'm asking for --fields=id I don't want it served back to me as "folder,#", I don't want to know it's a folder. If I later do something against that ID that is not…

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  7. Add "Box DICOM Import" functions to the BoxCLI

    One thing that would be handy is to be able to upload a folder (of dicom files) and process the contents with the "Box DICOM Import" functionality using the BoxCLI.

    Maybe something like: (add a flag to current box:folders:upload command)

    "box folders:upload /root/test_folder --parent-folder=%ID% --dicom-import"

    That would be Nice!

    2 votes
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  8. Add Support for Reading Tags on Weblinks

    You can currently add tags for weblinks via the API, but can't read them. This is a huge oversight, which makes it nearly impossible to add any sort of dynamic filtering capabilities. That is, there's no way to return (or parse) out a list of available tags -- since you can't read any of them.

    To accomplish any sort of dynamic filtering, you have to bypass the tags altogether and add them to a field you can read. For example, after a colon in the title field. However, that's a temporary stop-gate solution with issues of its own.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Allow Enterprise Event API Endpoint to access 7yrs worth of data to match the activity reports provided by the web app

    Enterprise Events API endpoint only allows retrieval of events up to one year back. Activity reports in Box go back 7 yrs. Events contain a lot more useful data than activity reports so the request is to match the retention period between the two so the same amount of data can be collected via the API or web application.

    9 votes
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  11. API method that resets or invalidates all session tokens for a specific user

    API method that resets or invalidates all session tokens for a specific user.

    In some cases we are not able to delete or inactivate a user after they have been terminated. The user's iDP (active directory) login is been disabled, but session tokens in apps like Box Drive don't expire. We need the ability to programatically invalidate all access tokens for a user.

    Thanks!

    3 votes
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  12. We want to be able to use the BoxAPI only from whitelisted IP addresses

    We want to be able to use the BoxAPI only from whitelisted IP addresses
    (For example, register the IP address list of our proxy server )

    We believe it is the best to be able to specify a list of accessible IP address range on the apps in the application registration screen

    1 vote
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  13. Add Attributes for Shared-links when using CLI

    Currently, there is only the command shared-links:get. There are no attributes exposed when trying to access data from Powershell. However the attributes are available in the API specification.

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  14. 8 votes
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  15. I would like to automatically set some options when creating a Box user. This is more about options in the Account settings.

    We are currently provisioning automatically BOX users via our IDP and SAML assertion.When a user is added to an Active Directory group, his BOX account is automatically created.

    I would like to automatically set some options when creating a BOX user. This is more about options in the Account settings. For example : country, number of lines displayed by page, default homepage…

    Having particular attributes or API calls to manage these issues would fulfill the need.

    1 vote
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  16. Allow multi-select of files to download from Content Explorer UI element

    Our use case is using Content Explorer to allow users to interact with content in Box. If a user wants to download multiple files via Content Explorer, they either have to download one-by-one, or launch the Content Picker UI element and identify their files again. If Content Explorer supported either multi-select or a checkbox multiple select, users could then download their files with one click.

    Specific business process: when working with insurance claims, adjusters regularly need to find and download several images to share with another insurance company to process the claim. Out of 100+ images in the claims folder,…

    10 votes
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  17. Cleanup and Enhance the file/folder webhook events to cover all the happy paths (new file, new file version, restore previous version)

    As a Box Application Developer I want to be able to receive a unique, webhook events for the following scenarios:


    1. User uploads new file (brand new binary object placed into a Box Folder) - Folder based event (exists: FILE.UPLOADED)

    2. User uploads a new file version - File AND Folder based event (e.g. FILE_NEW.VERSION)

    3. User restores a previous file version - File AND Folder based event (e.g. FILE_RESTORE.VERSION)

    As the owner of an enterprise application that has deep integration in the BOX platform, it is surprising that I have no way to use the Webhooks to monitor files for new versions…

    5 votes
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  18. error in documentation

    On the Authenticate with JWT (SDK) page the Node code snippet creates a const "configJSON," but then when the page references it later, it calls it "appConfig" in another code snippet instead. It references the enterpriseId in the configJSON variable but calls it appConfig.enterpriseId out of nowhere instead. The code breaks like this. Please fix for the sake of people trying to use these code snippets.

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  19. Allow non-admin users to call 'Get Enterprise Users API'.

    I want to develop a program that provides an auto-completion feature that displays the names of enterprise users.

    However, the current "Get Enterprise Users API" could only be called by co-admins.
    I also want to be able to call from other than co-admin.

    By the way, "Get Groups API" could be called from other than co-admins by providing the filter.
    I think there is a contradiction in this specification.

    2 votes
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  20. Add "synchronize" or "versions" to the BoxCLI "folders:upload" functions

    I am looking for a way to "synchronize" a folder and all of it's contents with the BoxCLI.
    So, lets say i run this command:

    "box folders:upload /root/test_folder --parent-folder=%ID%"

    How can i upload the folder, and only "Update" what has changed?

    It would be nice to have something for "Folders" like you have for "Files"

    "box files:versions:upload FILEID PATH"

    maybe - "box folders:versions:upload FOLDERID PATH"

    which would update all of the contents of the folder, version stuff that exist, add items that don't.

    I know i can "box:folders:delete"... then "box:folders:upload" again.. but seems a waist of bandwidth and time..

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