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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Asynchronous API calls that return a JOB_ID rather than having the session cancelled after 60 seconds

    Currently API calls like the "Move Owned Items" almost always run longer than 60 seconds. As a result the session is killed by the Box infrastructure. The "Move Owned Items" task continues to run in basically an asynchronous background mode. But once this happens, the automation process has no way to check the status of the "Move Owned Items" task.

    A graceful way to handle this would be to return control back to the caller normally with a JOB_ID that can be used to call back to the "Move Owned Items" API call to check the status of the "background"…

    2 votes

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  6. Custom notifications using Box API

    Using Box API there is no way to create custom user notifications. It might be helpful to send some information to the customer that some documents have been moved, imported, etc. A user can monitor the folder but this would be a valuable extension for the API for platform developers.

    9 votes

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    Thanks, this is a great suggestion but not one that is currently on our roadmap. In the mean time, you can consider using Webhooks to get relevant events and make use of a simple transactional email/sms API such as those provided by Twilio/Sendgrid or Amazon SES to send notifications based on those events.

  7. Expand maximum number of collaborators

    We wants the max number of collaborators to spand past the 15k limit documented in the Scale and API boundaries.

    3 votes

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  8. UX dead end

    Can’t scroll these pages on mobile

    1 vote

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  9. 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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  10. Total space used and total space allocated at enterprise level through API

    Whenever we want to get total space used and total space allocated at enterprise level through api, we have to iterate through every user. Even then total space allocated at enterprise level would not be 100% accurate. If you guys can expose any api where we would get those information accurately.

    1 vote

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  11. Add support for bulkified retrieval of box folder ids

    toolkit.getFolderIdByRecordId needs to be bulkified. Otherwise the method is very vulnerable to Salesforce governor limits.

    3 votes

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  12. Doc feedback

    The layout and the padding feels weird. This applies to both the navbar as well as the content.

    1 vote

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  13. Format Event Stream Event Types on Box.dev

    On box.dev, please format the available event types for the event stream in a more readable format. Descriptions for the event would also be helpful.

    1 vote

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  14. Open Box Notes API for logging

    The idea here is to use a box note as a log which could be updated both by humans and an automated api.

    My use case for the api would basically be "append a line" to the box note.

    3 votes

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  15. Possible to unlock by just id of the lock object

    Locks may have been destroyed by others.
    In the current, just before releasing the lock, the owner of the lock needs to confirm that the owner is himself, so it is useless.
    If we can release this from the object returned at locked, we can write logic more smartly.

    1 vote

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  16. Getting the default avatar image of WebApp via API

    I use Box Platform and WebApp for hybrid. However, if the avatar is not set, the API can not acquire a image.
    I want to get the default image displayed by WebAPP via API
    In order to use Box Platform and WebApp seamlessly, it is essential to be able to obtain a default image.

    1 vote

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  17. API technical and display name

    In metadata template designer: As in the API technical and display name are saved, at least the display name has to be changeable while the technical name has to be presented as a valuable information.

    2 votes

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  18. 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.

  19. Clearer token scope documentation

    Can you specify that the item_share scope for downscoping tokens is for shared links and not collaboration?

    1 vote

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  20. "Scopes enabled by request" in the app authorization page

    Would like the "scopes enabled by request" (https://developer.box.com/docs/scopes#section-scopes-enabled-by-request) which have been enabled on their app to be listed in the app authorization or in the configuration page for their app in the dev console.

    2 votes

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