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shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

New member | Level 2

info:  the dropbox folder is in another users' account; I can access the file in question via the browser, even when I am not logged in to dropbox myself, by supplying the link_password when prompted.

 

However, when I use the api v2 and supply my token and the link_password, I receive the shared_link_access_denied.

 

Here is the curl call, (without the identifying information) -- 

 

curl -vX POST \
https://content.dropboxapi.com/2/sharing/get_shared_link_file \
--header "Authorization: Bearer _MY_BEARER_TOKEN_" \
--header "Dropbox-API-Arg: { \"url\":\"_THE_FILEs_URL?dl=1\",  "link_password\":\"_MY_LINK_PASSWORD_\"}"

 

The error I receive:

 

< HTTP/1.1 409 shared_link_access_denied/
< Server: nginx
< Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:29:50 GMT
< Content-Type: application/json
< Transfer-Encoding: chunked
< Connection: keep-alive
< Content-Security-Policy: sandbox allow-forms allow-scripts
< X-Dropbox-Request-Id: 7e722bc37889b435a4336c0661f86577
< X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow, noimageindex
<
* Connection #0 to host content.dropboxapi.com left intact
* Closing connection #0
{"error_summary": "shared_link_access_denied/", "error": {".tag": "shared_link_access_denied"}}

 

Any suggestions, please?

 

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Dropboxer
Thanks for the report! This looks like a bug on our side. We'll look into it.
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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

New member | Level 2

I have the same error. Any updates on the fix?

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Dropboxer

@keepthemonochro No, unfortunately I don't have any news on this. I'll follow up here once I do.

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

New member | Level 2

I am facing the same issue. Is there any update on this? 

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Dropboxer

@praveendhanala No, unfortunately I don't have an update on this.

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Explorer | Level 3

Any update on this please? A year has passed, but the issue remains.

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Dropboxer

@overlookmotel I'm afraid I don't have any news on this. This is still open with engineering, but I'll bring it up with them again and follow up here if/when I have anything to report.

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks very much for coming back.

Could you possibly also enquire if there is any workaround in the meantime?

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Re: shared_link_access_denied when trying to access a shared file using the v2 api (status 409)

Dropboxer

@overlookmotel We have been able to reproduce and investigate the issue, but there doesn't appear to be a workaround.

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