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Embedder folder can't preview file (required dropbox login even the sharing link is public)

Embedder folder can't preview file (required dropbox login even the sharing link is public)

vvvvvanilla
New member | Level 2

Hi there, 

 

I'm using embedder view with folder sharing link, but when user click on files inside the embedder, the new opened tab still require user to login even the sharing link is set to public. 

Details:

Given embedder correct sharing link like:
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/xxxxxxxxxx/h?rlkey=xxxxxx&dl=0

The embedder can show correct folder view, but when user click on a file it will open a new tab to url like:
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/xxxx/h/xxx.docx?dl=0

This kind of url will require user to login. 

But instead if user open the sharing link(https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/xxxxxxxxxx/h?rlkey=xxxxxx&dl=0) directly in browser and click on file, it will redirect to:
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/xxxx/h?dl=0&preview=xxx.docx&rlkey=xxxxx

Which will show correct preview. No login required due to sharing link settings and the query string(rlkey)

So the question is, if embedder show content base on sharing link settings but when user click on file, the new tab opened still need to login, what's the purpose of embedder folder like view? should the file redirect link opened via embedder carry the rlkey query string so user don't need to login to view the file?
Is there any params can force the file preview link open with the rlkey query string? 

Thanks

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

Thanks for the report! We'll look into it and I'll follow up here once I have any update on this.

bild_film
New member | Level 2

I have the same issue on a service that I built, which means the Embedder is only useful to view thumbnails and not be able to open new windows with the content itself.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

@bild_film Thanks for the feedback!

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

This issue is now fixed for new shared links. Please note that previous existing shared links will continue to display this behavior, so you'll need to create new shared links for the fixed behavior.

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