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Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

JohnPeterD
New member | Level 2

We have a mobile application with multiple users accounts, everyone needs to download the certain files from dropbox. But we don't want to make the dropbox files to give public access or not to manage through team users in dropbox. What would be the best way to make the download process secured for each user.

We want create temporary links / access to download files by user with separate credential

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Re: Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

Zed
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Hey @JohnPeterD,,

 

Would creating password - protected shared links help on this?

 

If not, could you please provide more details on what exactly you are trying to do? 

 

Thanks!




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Re: Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

JohnPeterD
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We are providing API to mobile application users, so we need to provide temporary access to download a file who calls an API like this /media/{id}/download. So we need set password or create temporary link to download the file. we need to acheive this throuh dropbox API.

we checked shared_link API "https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-api-v2-explorer/#sharing_create_shared_link_with_settings" with expires / password but when we try to create another link it throws link already exists. we want to create different link for each request and set different password. A new temporary link for each request. The link can even expire withing five minutes

Re: Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

Zed
Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying this, I'd recommend posting this question in the API Support area of our forum to get the best help possible on this.

 

Thank you!




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Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

JohnPeterD
New member | Level 2

We have a mobile application with multiple users accounts, everyone needs to download the certain files from dropbox. But we don't want to make the dropbox files to give public access or not to manage through team users in dropbox. What would be the best way to make the download process secured for each user.

We want to create temporary links / access / any other way to download files by user with separate credential

 

We are providing API to mobile application users, so we need to provide temporary access to download a file who calls an API like this /media/{id}/download. So we need set password or create temporary link to download the file. we need to acheive this throuh dropbox API. we checked shared_link API "https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-api-v2-explorer/#sharing_create_shared_link_with_settings" with expires / password but when we try to create another link it throws link already exists. we want to create different link for each request and set different password. A new temporary link for each request. The link can even expire withing five minutes

Re: Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

Rich
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[Moved to the API forum]

Re: Creating Temporary access to download files with random credential instead of common password

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

It sounds like the closest thing the Dropbox API offers is the get_temporary_link endpoint:

 

https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-api-v2-explorer/#files_get_temporary_link

 

You can call that to get a temporary link that expires in four hours, and you can call it multiple times to get different links. You can't add a password or configure the time limit though.

 

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