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  1. Enhance deprovisioning via API

    We want to use the API to see who’s collaborating with someone who’s been rolled out of the university, as part of deproviosing script. Then we want to look up collaborations of user being deprovisioned and break all collaborations when a user is rolled out

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  2. New field that indicates whether that specific folder has any collaborations of its own, i.e. not inherited from a parent

    We have a big problem on our hands when it comes to obtaining all of the collaborations a user created inviting others to their content. There simply is no quick way of doing this, especially on users having massive folders. We discovered that the GET action on the /Folders endpoint has an available request field called “hascollaborations” which indicates whether the folder has any collaborations. I really hoped we could leverage this to cut down on the unnecessary calls to the /Folders/{folderId}/collaborations endpoint if the folder being iterated over had no collaborations, but unfortunately it returns “true” even if

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  3. iOS SDK

    'Mark for offline' capability in SDK. Either read-only or edit-sync is a critical requirement for field worker use cases.

    With current SDK developers need to build this which is expensive and risky.

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  4. ReadOnly Downloads

    Allow files to be downloaded via the API when the only Application scope checked is "Read all files and folders stored in Box". Preferably as well users should be able to go into the list of apps authorized to access their files and enforce readOnly access as well.

    It is a completely unnecessary liability for apps that only need to download files, and an unnecessary security risk for a User/Organization's data.

    2 votes
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  5. Add FolderID in error messaging when attempting to create a folder of the same name in the same path through API

    Receive the folderID for an already created folder when attempting to create a folder of the same name in the same path through API.

    2 votes
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  6. Start accepting an array of strings as 'aud'

    Hi. I'm trying to use jwt authentication with box. I'm new to JWT. The library I'm using seems to send the 'aud' value as an array of strings, and looking at the specification for JWT, that's what it's supposed to send. This doesn't work with box though, box only allows a single string as 'aud'.

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  7. Enhance API for group membership search

    Current implementation of user group membership search is very inefficient.
    both
    api.box.com/2.0/groups/GROUPID/memberships
    and
    api.box.com/2.0/users/USER
    ID/memberships

    Right now we have to search for membershipId for given groupId and userId .
    Our customers have thousands of groups and users.

    Ideally we should fetch membership info like
    GET api.box.com/2.0/group_memberships?groupId=<id>&userId=<id>

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  8. API to provide last access date in addition to modify date

    In file/folder get info API, the last access date of the file and folder should be provided (in addition to the modify date)

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  10. Add Custom URL for shared link via API

    Please add support to set custom url when setting up a shared link via API.

    We would like to have this feature to automate our operation when new contents have been added to Box.

    2 votes
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  11. sample code broken

    sdk = JWTAuth.fromsettingsfile('boxconfig.json')
    AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'from
    settings_file'

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  12. Add field to see how a collaborator was added to a folder

    Currently the has_collaborations field with the API will show if a user was added as a result of inheritance (waterfall permissions) or if they were added directly to the specific folder, but there is no way to distinguish between those. For performance reasons and limit the amount of calls, it would be helpful if there was a filed that could be added to distinguish how a collab to a folder occurred

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  13. Populate accessible_by field in get collaborations

    When managing collaborators, the end user needs to see who they have sent invitations to, even if those invitations have not yet been accepted and the other user has not created a box account. The call to get collaborations on a file or folder returns accessible_by: null for pending collaboration requests, essentially hiding the details of the pending requests and making it impossible to display those details to a user in a custom app. This data is definitely available because this feature exists in the main Box.com interface, but has not been exposed to the APIs yet.

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  14. Allow Search API call to search using wildcards

    if I wanted to get the item ids of all files within a users account, I would have to run the Get Folder Items for all subfolders. If there’s a large folder tree, it would either take to long to iterate through all subfolders or I would run into an API rate limitation. It would be easiest if the Search API call can allow searching using wildcards so it would just take one API call to get a list of all item ids.

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  15. Make license type info available via API

    We'd like to get the license type info (free or paid) when getting the below log by API.


    • eventtype:COLLABORATIONINVITE

    • event_type:SHARE

    Account Type: Unmanaged User / Managed User, etc
    User TypeL Lite (10GB) / Enterprise (Yearly), etc

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  16. Qs re: API and "is_external_collab_restricted" parameter

    I believe that the API allows for updating the "isexternalcollab_restricted" parameter. However, the API documentation and example does not illustrate this. Would you kindly update the documentation on this?

    If I'm wrong and adjusting this paramter via the API actually isn't possible, would it be possible to request this be available?

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  17. Get list of service accounts via API

    Right now the only way to get a list of automation users (service accounts) is via the web UI. The application does not have UI access, and since the users can be provisioned and deleted frequently, we do not want to rely on the manual work.

    12 votes
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  18. Clarification of SDK Authentication

    It would be really nice if there was a good clean copy of the authentication methods script. The pieces and parts don't work and it is hard to figure out why. Example... Trying to authenticate with OAuth2 you can't get it to work with the examples and then jumping over to upload files doesn't jive. Aside from the Dev Token method, I can't get anything to work. HOW DO I AUTHENTICATE WITH OAUTH2?

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  19. Update Classifications via Box's CLI

    Update existing Classifications on files via Box's CLI

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  20. Add length of field to API documentation

    It would be nice to explicitly mention the length of some of the fields. In our enterprise account all the users had 10-digit UIDs, so I thought that was the standard length, but we had some users with preexisting lite accounts rolled in and a few of them had 8-digit or 9-digit UIDs. I see now that the example UID provided had 9 digits, so my bad there, but I initially just looked at the 'id' attribute under 'user object' to try and find the length and it would be nice I think to have something like 'id / string…

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    Thanks for the suggestion. We generally don’t provide lengths for fields unless there is a concious decision to define a specific length or range as a contract. Given that the type of field for user id is a string, the fact that user id values ranged from 8-10 digits is an implementation detail, not a guarantee.

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