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Dropbox Authorization

To get started with any Dropbox Blueprints, you will need to create have a Dropbox app and a Service Token for that app. This Service Token is a secure way for Shipyard to access Dropbox and will be required for every Dropbox Blueprint.

This service token will usually be tied directly to your user account, giving our Dropbox Blueprints access to any file you have access to.

Creating a Dropbox App​

  1. Go to App Console for your Dropbox account.
  2. Click Create App
    App Console
  3. Select Scoped accessScoped Dropbox Access
  4. Select Full DropboxFull Dropbox Access
  5. Name your app, click the checkbox that you agree to the terms of service, then click Create App.

Creating a Dropbox App Service Token​

  1. Go to App Console for your Dropbox account.
  2. Select your app from the list.

    3.Switch to the Permissions tab.
    Permissions Tab
  3. Scroll down to the Files and Folders section. Check the boxes for and files.content.write

If you're accessing files in a Team folder, you'll also need to set the following permissions.

Scroll down to the Team Scopes section. Check the boxes for team_data.member, team_data.team_space and files.team_metadata.write.

  1. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Scroll back up to the top and change back to the Settings tab.
  3. Scroll down until you reach the OAuth 2 section.
  4. Under Access Token expiration, select No expiration. Access Token Expiration
  5. Click Generate under Generated Access Token
    Generate Access Token
  6. Store this Access token somewhere safe. It will be used for all of the Dropbox Blueprints.