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Custom apps with restricted folder access
We want to create a custom app where access is restricted to certain folders only.
Downscoping is not the best solution.
JWT key pairs are at risk of leaking.
The key pair itself needs to restricted access to only specific folders.1 vote
Ability to hide collaborator through Create Collaboration API call or within the Folder Creation API call
Ability to hide collaborators and their activity from non-owners within the Create Collaboration API call or within the Folder Creation API call, or both.1 vote
Ability to retrieve the number of files for each folder through API
The Box API allows users to get a list of the files contained in a folder, but it does not provide a direct way to get the number of files per folder, so we would like to provide a way to get the number of files.1 vote
Request to add a Business Contacts Address Book in Box that can be shared, or is accessible, for designated Team Members.1 vote
Add the service name that locked file to the Lock property
There is a issue that Box Drive and other third party apps can open files that are being edited in Office Online.
When I am editing a file in Office Online, the user who is editing the file becomes me, so I can edit the file regardless of whether it is locked.
This issue can be solved if we know the name of the service that did the locking.
Therefore, please add the service ID/name that locked file to the Get File API response.1 vote
Java SDK Readtimeout setting
Right now in order to not have issues with client applications, we are setting the ConnectionTimeout=60 seconds, and ReadTimeout = 60 seconds.
In our applications we are uploading/downloading files, and doing Searches. So we need the higher readtimeout for those operations as it will take some time for the API's to respond, especially in the afternoons EST.
We would like to be able to set the readtimeouts depending on the exact API being called.
ie BoxFile.getInfo() should have a much lower readtimeout than BoxFile.download()1 vote
Add tasks to main API
I am trying to use the tasks feature as a method of notifying our automation software that it has work to do via your API. However, I can find no method for a user to list all their tasks. Your web app has an undefined endpoint:xxxxxx.app.box.com/app-api/tasks/inbox?limit=10&taskcollaboratorrole=ASSIGNEE&taskstatus=INPROGRESS,NOT_STARTED
Can this be added to the main API?1 vote
Adding Annotation events to Enterprise Event Queue API
Add the annotation events to the Enterprise Event Queue API.1 vote
display request for Try this API
In the API reference Try this API displays Response Headers and Response Body. It would be nice if it also displayed the request URL and maybe request headers and body depending on HTTP type.
Unable to see external items via API
Currently the API works differently than the UI. in the UI a user can see files/folders that were shared with them from an external (to the org) account, however, when trying to query for the visible items via the API these do not show.
In addition - if you try to get the details of specific items shared by an external user you get an error when using the API, which is unfortunate since this causes 2 classes of behavior that are inconsistent between the UI and the API.1 vote
Would like the ability to set the Data Residency Zone via REST API and SDK
It would be very beneficial for my organization if we could get a handle to the Data Residency Zone via REST API and Java SDK. We are currently incorporating all the "Freemium" accounts that were created before we set the domains that weren't allowed to create as a free user. It would be nice to be able to set their data zone programmatically based on information we gather from our Active Directory as we incorporate them.1 vote
file preview, upload and download api
Right now we are missing information about the number of times a file has been downloaded or previewed using the API endpoint 'get file information' https://developer.box.com/reference/get-files-id/
We can only access this info through the admin console reports. It would be useful to access this info directly using the API1 vote
Sort by Date Deleted
I would love to be able to sort by date deleted instead of just by name and updated.1 vote
Retain modified_by field on GET calls on content for deleted users
Right now, when using the API to make GET calls on content, the 'modifiedby' field will be NULL if the user that made the modification is deleted. For reporting purposes, it would be ideal if this information is retained. The 'createdby' field is retained, so it seems strange that modified_by results in a NULL result1 vote
Documents within Folders
It would be helpful to have the ability to highlight all documents in a folder (the file names) and paste into Excel to evaluate. If this is already possible please send me instructions firstname.lastname@example.org vote
Company Intranet Functionality
Would be great if Box had a company intranet functionality similar to platforms like Simppler, Igloo, Claromentis, Jostle, etc... Many of them integrate with Box, but one stop shopping is always preferred. A digital workplace is so important now that so many are working remotely. Bringing all of our apps under one roof (e.g., Box, Salesforce, Teams, Zoom, Yammer...), giving employees a portal/hub to go every morning to improve communication, lighten the inbox, providing a place to hold not only our knowledge but our policies, forms, news, process management for things like onboarding new hires, training staff, etc...1 vote
Long live server side auth master access token
A server side authentication token that is long lived and provides access to all endpoints, not just read and write like JWT auth. I have posted a support ticket here describing my needs: https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/1500000258202-Server-Side-Authentication-Scopes1 vote
Ability to update files by pathname
Instead of having to provide a fileId to perform an action on any given file, it would be nice to be able to pass a pathname as an alternative option1 vote
We need Box enablement to all the App user to "see" the refreshes of documents periodically
We want app user functionality to crawl a given Box folder and refresh every 24 hrs so we always have the latest document ingested into Watson Discovery.1 vote
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