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  1. COPY / MOVE API events to include origin file's ID, name and location

    Currently there is no way to know which file was copied/moved in Box Events API. It is only possible to see the destination file name and location, and only if the file was copied/moved within one Box instance. This presents a major challenge for customers who want to build custom programs that monitor copy/move activity both inside and outside their Box instances.

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    gathering feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

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    1 comment  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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. 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…

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    1 comment  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  4. Unmanageable API Key Whitelists

    Enterprises with a lot of active software development groups have unmanageable API Key whitelists. This manifests in a lot of ways.

    There is no way to limit API Keys to development (limit liability). Typical dev-qa-prod cycle requires 3 API keys. No way to associate API Keys to specific projects. There is no way to tell if old API Keys are still in use.

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    2 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have addressed whitelist management for JWT apps and OAuth app support is coming soon.

    Separately, we plan to support the dev / prod / QA process with Sandboxes in a much better way. More details soon.

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