I noticed the traverse_only entry within several endpoints' returns (create_folder_v2, list_folder...). What is it for and how can it be set?
traverse_only is one of several possible access rights a given user can have to content within Dropbox, as stated in our Content Access Guide here:
traverse-only: If true, the user only has traversal rights on the folder.
Explicitly enumerating the folder with list_folder will only return the subset of paths the user
has access to.
This basically means that the user in question may have full access to sub-folders while not necessarily having full access to all of the parent folders. Yet in order to access the sub-folders, the user needs to "traverse" the parent folder(s). The user can't read or see any contents but for the sake of folder tree structure navigation, they are allowed to move through those folders to get to the content they do have access to.
The Content Access Guide describes all other possible values as well.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for your answer. Is there a way to set it? When I share a sub-sub-folder of a team folder to a group, without granting any access on its parents folders (because I do not want to grand access to other sub-sub-folders), this sub-sub-folder is displayed directly at the top level of the users' Dropbox, without complete tree-structure. This is not much user-friendly.
I have a hunch that your team has not moved to Team space and member folders yet, which means the results you are seeing are to be expected. Under the previous model if you share a folder with a user that does not have access to the root Team folder, it will be handled as if it's regular share. You can find this information here:
So for the moment, this is the expected behavior.
That's a little outside of my area of expertise so I suggest reaching out to our Business Support Center and seeing if they can get you headed down the right track:
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