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Issue with Access token creation Its only me and its requesting a team administrator to generate

Issue with Access token creation Its only me and its requesting a team administrator to generate

Carter57
New member | Level 2

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You see its only me and I am trying to generate an access token. Why is it requiring a team administrator? Did I mess up something in the settings?

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Здравко
Legendary | Level 20

Hi @Carter57,

Turn to permission tab above. Take a look on "Team Scopes". Have you selected some of them? 🧐 If so, only team admin can perform such an action. 😉 Remove all team scopes.

As a workaround you can authorize your application using OAuth flow where you can limit the active scopes to applicable for personal account only (without changing scopes already set to the application as such). Of course, non team admin account won't be able use scope permitted for admin only.

Hope this helps.

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Здравко
Legendary | Level 20

Hi @Carter57,

Turn to permission tab above. Take a look on "Team Scopes". Have you selected some of them? 🧐 If so, only team admin can perform such an action. 😉 Remove all team scopes.

As a workaround you can authorize your application using OAuth flow where you can limit the active scopes to applicable for personal account only (without changing scopes already set to the application as such). Of course, non team admin account won't be able use scope permitted for admin only.

Hope this helps.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

@Carter57 Здравко is correct. This error occurs when attempting to connect an app with any "team" scopes but the user account isn't a team admin. The "team" functionality can only be used by Dropbox teams, and can only be authorized by Dropbox team admins.

 

If your app only needs to use "user" endpoints, such as for file functionality, you should disable any team scopes on the app. (If the app does need to use any "team" endpoints though, it will need team scopes, which can only be authorized by a team admin.)

 

You can remove any unnecessary scopes from the "Permissions" tab of the app's page on the App Console and then try to connect the app/generate an access token again.

Carter57
New member | Level 2

Yes, that was it! All fixed.. Had some team collaborative options clicked.. Removed them and all is well now.. 

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