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  1. Available get to 'My Collections' other than favorites via API

    In 3rd-party app, My Collection is a very good idea as a way to provide quick access to users.
    But, it can only take favorites.
    Please let me get 'My Collections' other than favorites.

    https://developer.box.com/reference/get-collections/
    Currently, only the favorites collection is supported.

    6 votes

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  2. Avatar API Driven Capability

    Avatar —

    Customer would love to have the API Driven Capability to Upload to the user’s Avatar, and might require additional API parameters like “center point” to ensure a portrait is centered.

    Customer stores Avatar/Portraits of their people in centralized personnel databases, which is the key store for that data. Their users engage with it there for uniformity. Also API Driven would allow them to build Avatar Processes into their Native Mobile Apps that also impact their Box Experience in a positive manner.

    They already have several workflows that output Avatar to outside systems upon change internally.

    6 votes

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  3. Ability to add a message when we invite collaborators via Create Collaboration API

    This can be done on webapp (message field). We want to do this through API

    6 votes

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  4. Disclose Box service host names via API

    Open up Box host names via API so that a customer's proxy server can automatically fetch our end points and digest it in to their solution.
    There is a partial list available on our community page but it is not complete and difficult to fetch programatically.

    6 votes

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    Thank you once again for the feedback. We have evaluated the feedback but don’t think will have anything meaningful to share in the next couple of quarters.

    Meanwhile, we will continue to keep our ear to the ground for additional feedback, and let you know if anything changes on our side.

  5. File Request ID List by API

    Request to add the ability to obtain all file request ID's currently active as a list via API.

    5 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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

    5 votes

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  8. Transfer Ownership Enterprise Event

    Currently, when you delete a user the only way to show that the content from one user to another user in the enterprise events are track two separate events:
    - UPLOAD (Creation of the new folder with the user's naming convention)
    - MOVE (From unknown location/user, to the new folder)

    This mean you needs to track the newly created parent.name and the move event with the item.name. I'm proposing two potential enhancements:

    1) Enhance the MOVE event to show the source user/item details AND target user/item details.
    2) Create a new TRANSFER_OWNERSHIP event so that you can distinguish between a…

    5 votes

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  9. 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>

    5 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Added an event trigger for FILE.RENAME and FOLDER.RENAME for V2 webhooks

    This events would trigger v2 webhooks when an item is renamed.

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  12. 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.

    5 votes

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  13. Add ability to use the shift key for multi-selecting group of items in the UI Elements Content Picker

    Add ability to use the shift key for multi-selecting group of items in the UI Elements Content Picker

    https://github.com/box/box-ui-elements/issues/273

    4 votes

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  14. Box UI Content Explorer and Content Picker: Support Download ZIP Natively through top-level Element options

    Box's REST API now supports ZIP downloads via the external API in addition to the internal managed web app. It has been a common ask to provide native support for this endpoint in the Box UI Elements - Content Explorer & Content Picker UI Elements through exposing the feature as a top-level option/property when rendering the UI Elements.

    4 votes

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  15. Add ability to get a user's collaborations via API

    Since there is a function to get a list of invitations to the group, I want to provide the same to the users.
    Like,
    https://api.box.com/2.0/users/:user_id/collaborations

    4 votes

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    We don’t currently plan to provide such an API, however please leave a comment if you have more information about how this would be used. In the interim, you can identify all of a user’s collaborations by requesting items in the user’s root folder (id = 0) and filtering out those where the owned_by user is the current user. This would require an additional API call for each item to get the collaboration id, but if you are only interested in knowing which items re collaborated versus owned by the user, it may be sufficient for your purposes.

  16. Expose user's last activity date and last login date via API

    The Box CLI:GET commandlet is a good tool but if it could grab more basic information, it would be great.. For my company, we would like to see the Last Activity and Last Login of an end user's Box Account. This would help us determine when to de-provision a Box Account after we can verify it hasn't been used in X amount of time.

    4 votes

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  17. API to sync folders for users.

    If we could sync folders directly through our internal web app it would cut several steps out of user workflows. I would love to put a sync slider next to the job line so they could sync directly from this screen.

    Specifically, I am talking about leveraging the tools via APIs. So having an API we could leverage to sync folders down for users.

    4 votes

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    This request cannot practically be implemented as an API. A client needs to control the state of local items on an endpoint such as a user’s computer, much like the Box Drive or Box Mobile clients do today. The only planned supported means for such synchronization capabilities are the Box Drive and Mobile clients.

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Enable remote uploads with Box API

    Allow remote uploads with our upload API. OneDrive and Dropbox allow this method.

    Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/developers-v1/core/docs#save-url
    OneDrive: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/OneDrive/developer/rest-api/api/driveitem_upload_url

    We would like to upload files from external services directly and do not want to download the file to the client. Being able to upload files directly from external services will avoid deduplication of files.

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