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  1. Provide read-only scope for user information

    I'd like to provide our central identity management team a way to tell whether or not a given Box user has a > 0 byte usage before they delete the user's account (for example, as someone leaves our organization). I'd like to give them read-only API access to https://api.box.com/2.0/users, without giving them any additional access. Support tells me that this isn't currently possible. It'd be nice if it was--this could be useful for a number of other uses, too, such as reporting.

    2 votes

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  2. 14 votes

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  3. Box CLI - need more output options for folders:items.

    Specific to "box folders:items" but probably other commands as well:

    1) If I'm asking for --csv, AND specifying the fields via --fields=, I don't need a header telling me the fields I just requested. I'd like an option to disable the header, or default disable it and make me add it back.

    2) If I'm asking for specific fields as --csv, give me just those fields. If I'm asking for --fields=id I don't want it served back to me as "folder,#", I don't want to know it's a folder. If I later do something against that ID that is not…

    2 votes

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  4. Add Support for Reading Tags on Weblinks

    You can currently add tags for weblinks via the API, but can't read them. This is a huge oversight, which makes it nearly impossible to add any sort of dynamic filtering capabilities. That is, there's no way to return (or parse) out a list of available tags -- since you can't read any of them.

    To accomplish any sort of dynamic filtering, you have to bypass the tags altogether and add them to a field you can read. For example, after a colon in the title field. However, that's a temporary stop-gate solution with issues of its own.

    2 votes

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  5. 1 vote

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  6. Allow Enterprise Event API Endpoint to access 7yrs worth of data to match the activity reports provided by the web app

    Enterprise Events API endpoint only allows retrieval of events up to one year back. Activity reports in Box go back 7 yrs. Events contain a lot more useful data than activity reports so the request is to match the retention period between the two so the same amount of data can be collected via the API or web application.

    9 votes

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  7. API method that resets or invalidates all session tokens for a specific user

    API method that resets or invalidates all session tokens for a specific user.

    In some cases we are not able to delete or inactivate a user after they have been terminated. The user's iDP (active directory) login is been disabled, but session tokens in apps like Box Drive don't expire. We need the ability to programatically invalidate all access tokens for a user.

    Thanks!

    3 votes

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  8. We want to be able to use the BoxAPI only from whitelisted IP addresses

    We want to be able to use the BoxAPI only from whitelisted IP addresses
    (For example, register the IP address list of our proxy server )

    We believe it is the best to be able to specify a list of accessible IP address range on the apps in the application registration screen

    1 vote

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  9. Add Attributes for Shared-links when using CLI

    Currently, there is only the command shared-links:get. There are no attributes exposed when trying to access data from Powershell. However the attributes are available in the API specification.

    1 vote

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Add "synchronize" or "versions" to the BoxCLI "folders:upload" functions

    I am looking for a way to "synchronize" a folder and all of it's contents with the BoxCLI.
    So, lets say i run this command:

    "box folders:upload /root/test_folder --parent-folder=%ID%"

    How can i upload the folder, and only "Update" what has changed?

    It would be nice to have something for "Folders" like you have for "Files"

    "box files:versions:upload FILEID PATH"

    maybe - "box folders:versions:upload FOLDERID PATH"

    which would update all of the contents of the folder, version stuff that exist, add items that don't.

    I know i can "box:folders:delete"... then "box:folders:upload" again.. but seems a waist of bandwidth and time..

    1 vote

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    8 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.

  17. 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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  18. UX dead end

    Can’t scroll these pages on mobile

    1 vote

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  19. 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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  20. 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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