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Creating an app that accesses a folder on my personal account

Creating an app that accesses a folder on my personal account

jcyl29
Explorer | Level 3

Hello, I'm having trouble getting started on this and was hoping to get some help.

I want to make a photo gallery app. This app does not require end user to sign in to a dropbox account nor create one. I want the app simply to access a folder on my personal dropbox, which has the photos.

Is this use case possible for me? I created an app on dropbox's app console, and I am trying to use Insomia to make curl's to the endpoints, but I'm not sure which auth token i should use. Can I get general guideline on what I need to do?

Thank you,
Justin

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Re: Creating an app that accesses a folder on my personal account

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. While it is technically possible to always connect to just one account for all users, we do not officially support this, for various technical and security reasons.

 

If you just want to be able to share files in a read-only manner though, the shared links feature itself may be useful:

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Re: Creating an app that accesses a folder on my personal account

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. While it is technically possible to always connect to just one account for all users, we do not officially support this, for various technical and security reasons.

 

If you just want to be able to share files in a read-only manner though, the shared links feature itself may be useful:

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