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  1. Box UI Element Open With - Not Supported

    Issue:
    Box UI Element Open With Capability is not supported

    Customer Story:
    As a customer, I'd like my application users to be able to launch and edit with O365 online directly online.

    Summary:
    Currently many customers would like to allow application users to edit MSFT and Google documents within their custom application.

    9 votes
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  2. Instructions for installing cli on Linux

    Why don't you at least include some guidance on https://developer.box.com/docs/box-cli regarding where to start if you are using Linux? I have been unable to effectively use my box account since the webdav support ended, and every so often take another stab at it. It would be nice if this page at least pointed to the best resources for installing on Linux, rather than just giving a link to the download pages.

    41 votes
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    We are in the process of gathering feedback on usage of the Box CLI. If you would like to share how you intend to to use it, please feel free to do so in the comments. Once we’ve reached on a decision we’ll make sure to update this request.

  3. excel online previewer for Box Platform

    We want to user the Excel online previewer for Box Platform as well.
    We are able to open excel files with Excel online previewer when we access from Box.com.
    However when we open the file from platform, we cannot.

    9 votes
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  4. Run reports in api

    We would like to be able to run reports through the API. Having the ability to automate running reports would be very helpful for automating processes.

    2 votes
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  5. Open file from UI Elements without approval

    Ability to open a file from UI Elements Open With with Box Edit without being prompted to Approve/Deny to proceed.

    Currently, every time a file is opened from UI Elements, Box Edit displays the prompt and asks the user to Approve/Deny before the user can start locally opening and editing the file. This adds friction to user experience, and we want the option to not display this prompt and auto-approve the file open from UI Elements

    1 vote
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  6. Set enterprise settings via api

    We have an open risk item on the Box platform due to lack of controls on change management.
    Specifically:
    Box console settings must be manually performed across dev, test and production environments.
    Lack of automated mechanisms to maintain consistency with the settings across the environments may allow weaknesses in lower environments (dev/test) to be exploited to exfiltrate data or modify data or inconsistencies between functionality tested in lower environments and what is configured in prod.
    We would like the ability to be able to configure the settings via API so we can build environment management into out CICD pipeline. We…

    1 vote
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  7. Single API call to delete user and transfer folders for that user

    Before deleting a user from box system we can transfer the root folder from one user account to
    another.
    Once the root folder is transferred only then delete API must be triggered.
    So in all, the delete operation will have to call two API one to transfer and another to delete.

    But as the transfer API call will return synchronously.
    For users with a large number of files and folders, this means the call could take minutes or hours to return.

    So the delete operation will be in pending state until we receive the transfer API response.

    Does box now…

    1 vote
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  9. Multi-file select for Upload UI Element when browsing device

    For the Upload UI Element, when a user chooses 'browse your device,' we expect users to be able to select more than one file. This is an issue for the process we are building in our Document Vault.

    1 vote
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  10. See co-admin roles via API

    We would like to be able to see a list of all co-admins and their permissions via the API.

    1 vote
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  11. Get last sign on date from api

    We would like to be able to pull a users last sign on date via the api. We would also like to see the last time a user used Drive or sync via the API.

    1 vote
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  12. box-ui-elements content-explorer needs real thumbnails

    The Content Explorer element needs at least the option to use actual
    file thumbnails rather than the generic ones based on file type
    currently shown. Otherwise browsing large collections of images and
    videos is very cumbersome to the point of not even being worthwhile. The
    API appears to have a thumbnail/representation endpoint so using it from
    content-explorer seems like a no-brainer.

    7 votes
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    At this point we have no plans to create powershell specific SDK. However, the Box Command Line utility can be called from within powershell which may be of help. https://developer.box.com/guides/tooling/sdks/cli/

    Furthermore there is some good (if a bit dated) information on how to use the Windows SDK from within Powershell here: https://community.box.com/t5/Platform-and-Development-Forum/Automating-box-processes-using-powershell-and-the-box-windows/m-p/50342

  14. 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

    3 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.

  15. Add Linux installer packages for Box CLI

    Testing out the Box CLI and request official Linux support for Ubuntu or RHEL. Would like an easy install via apt-get or Yum.

    74 votes
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  16. Remove 100 "to_user_ids" limit of WebhookV1.

    With webhook V1, we have the upper bound of 100 users in "touserids" field for each notification, so when a webhook has too many recipients (that is, more than 100 users are to be set in "touserids" field), we send multiple webhook notification for a single event so "touserids" is kept within 100 users for each notification.

    For e.g. if an upload event was to trigger notification to 1000 recipients, we send 10 webhook notifications to the notification url with 100 users embedded in "touserids" field of each notification.

    This causes duplicate…

    1 vote
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  17. Make API rate limits more sophisticated, especially for large enterprises

    When working with a Box Enterprise that has tens of thousands of users, scripts designed to do things like user information syncing, group syncing, or user provisioning/deprovisioning often run into real issues with the Box API rate limits.

    Some calls (e.g. downloading or uploading a file) are clearly significantly more resource-intensive than others (e.g. getting a user’s aliases). The method Google has implemented for the Gmail API (see https://developers.google.com/gmail/api/v1/reference/quota) seems like a really great way to balance the need to protect the back-end systems against the need for increased performance for less-intensive calls. It would be nice if Box…

    22 votes
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    Thanks for your patience and feedback, Ian.

    I am curious to hear if we were to implement something like what Google has, which endpoints would you expect to see higher rate limits around?

    Also, would you mind sharing some more details around the frequency of the API calls your processes are making right now, and any approximations around what rate limits would suffice for you?

    Thank you!

  18. File-level Collaboration Webhook

    I'd like to create a file-level webhook so that I can take action when a file's collaboration(s) have changed, but unfortunately there is currently no webhook trigger for collaborations on a file. Please add support for COLLABORATION.* webhook triggers on file objects.

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We don’t currently plan to add a Webhook event for file-level collaboration events, but if anything changes we will update this suggestion. If you have specific use cases to share, please add them as comments to this suggestion.

  19. Allow http://127.0.0.1 as redirect_url in published box apps

    It is currently disallowed to use redirect_urls of the form http://127.0.0.1 in published apps.

    These give the error "insecureredirecturi".

    These are allowed in unpublished apps.

    Having a redirect to 127.0.0.1 is very useful for native apps which run on the users computer (eg rclone https://rclone.org ).

    It is pretty much impossible to do https to 127.0.0.1 - you can't get a valid certificate for it. See this link for details: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/certificates-for-localhost/ - and also for reasons why using http://127.0.0.1 is treated as secure by browsers.

    I'll describe how rclone, a native CLI app works. Rclone runs on the…

    1 vote
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  20. Ability to ban App Token Applications

    Currently, we can require users to get approval from admin to authorize apps, but that leads to a number of emails generated to the admin. We want the ability to ban users from creating App Token Applications.

    3 votes
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