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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Update Classifications via Box's CLI

    Update existing Classifications on files via Box's CLI

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  8. 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.

  9. Make source.parent.name to include all of path

    source.parent.name show just folder name.

    For example, if the collaborator folder is A and it lcates “All files/A”. the customer get api.box.com/2.0/events?streamtype=adminlo..,

    source/parent/name just show A. This behavior make the user not to find the folder easily.
    It should be shown “All files/A”

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  10. Add Python code example

    On page https://developer.box.com/docs/work-with-users
    It would be super-helpful to have a Python example for Generate a User Access Token.
    I've had a tough time finding the right Python call to use for App Users for getting an access token.

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  11. Clarify Python example

    On page https://developer.box.com/docs/work-with-users
    Creating a new App User, Python.
    Should specify login=None for clarity in create_user() call. Also add

    Specify login=None to indicate you are creating an App User.

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  12. New event type for modification of upload-email properties

    A new event type for modification of upload-email properties, such as access type (in addition to the existing enable/disable events for upload email functionality)

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  13. copy move or rename API events to include id of both the target and origin locations

    In copy/move/rename events, the API should include the id of both the target and origin locations (from-to)

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  14. 3-Legged OAuth - Supported Multiple Redirect URI

    When migrating from environment to environment (Example Dev -> QA -> Staging -> Prod. OldProd -> NewProd), supporting multiple redirect URIs would be very helpful. It would reduce the need to create multiple App in the Dev Console.

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  15. Improve CORS whitelist wildcard support

    I would love to be able to use wildcards in CORS with a little more specificity. In particular, for review apps on Heroku, you will have a url that is auto-generated for each pull request, so something like http://my-app-dev-pr-523.herokuapp.com. I would like to be able to add http://my-app-dev-pr.herokuapp.com to the CORS list but it currently flags that is an improper URL so I have to do the much more broad (less secure) http://.herokuapp.com

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  16. Folder upload endpoint for API

    The ability to copy a folder from a local machine and upload it via the API

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  17. Rollback option when db crash

    After creating folder or uploading files into box there will be chance of occuring backend database crash or lose connection between datasource . In this case we should roll back our transaction(like revert folder creation or file upload).

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    Many actions in both are idemptotent and can be safely retried. For those which are not, it is the responsibility of a client to implement transaction guarantees if required. There are common patterns for this such as the two-phase commit and SAGA pattern. If there is more information for a specific capability that is required to faciliate these, please add that to the comments.

  18. Expose ability to restore versions of files via API

    It would be beneficial to expose this information via API when interacting with file versions to enable this for App Users via a portal

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  19. Pull list of all collaborators with a certain user_type at a folder level

    Currently, you can only search by user_type at the enterprise level as documented here: https://developer.box.com/v2.0/reference#get-all-users-in-an-enterprise

    It would be helpful to be able to do this at a folder level as well.

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  20. Surface either EID or user_type when requesting collaboration object

    Currently, requesting a collaborationobject does not surface either EID or usertype. (as seen in https://developer.box.com/v2.0/reference#get-collabs)

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    This request is not currently on our roadmap but we’ll update this request if that changes. In the mean time, you can use a subsequent request to get the user information and specify the enterprise in the `fields` query string parameter.

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