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How to get each team member's permissions per folder using .NET Dropbox API?

Explorer | Level 3

I am trying to go through all the members of my Dropbox and find out their permissions on every folder, but I'm not sure how to do this. I am new to the API, so help would be appreciated. I am writing in C# as seen in my code:

 public MainPage()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();
            var task = Task.Run((Func<Task>)MainPage.Run);
            task.Wait();
        }

        //Async task to
        static async Task Run()
        {
            
            //use dropbox client with access token from app console
            using (DropboxTeamClient DBTeamClient = new DropboxTeamClient("MYACCESSKEY"))
            {
                //get all the dropbox members
                var members = await DBTeamClient.Team.MembersListAsync();
                //loop through all members ordered by email alphabetical             
                foreach (var member in members.Members.OrderBy(a => a.Profile.Email))
                {
                    //get each user
                    var userClient = DBTeamClient.AsMember(member.Profile.TeamMemberId);
                    //get each user's file information
                    var list = await userClient.Files.ListFolderAsync(string.Empty);                   
                    //loop through the list of file and show permissions on folders
                    foreach (var item in list.Entries.OrderBy(b => b.PathDisplay))
                    {
                        //only display folder information
                        if (item.IsFolder)
                        {
                           //get folder permissions here??
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }

I'd appreciate more of an explanation or example rather than a link to API documentation (as they contain no implementation examples so are not much help).

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Re: How to get each team member's permissions per folder using .NET Dropbox API?

Dropboxer
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[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/59272078/dropbox-api-how-to-see-each-team-members-folder-permiss... ]

When you list files and folders using FilesUserRoutes.ListFolderAsync like this, you're listing the contents of the member's Dropbox folder, which will include both shared folders (where they have some specific permission level) as well as their private folders (where they don't have a specific permission level, since it's just their folders). For shared folders, the returned FolderMetadata.SharingInfo will be set, but it doesn't contain information about that user's permission level in that folder. (By the way, make sure you implement ListFolderContinueAsync as well, to make sure you can retrieve all results, when using ListFolderAsync. Check out the ListFolderAsync documentation for more information.)

Instead, if you want to list the shared folders the user has access to, including their level of access in each one, you should use SharingUserRoutes.ListFoldersAsync. Likewise, make sure you implement SharingUserRoutes.ListFoldersContinueAsync too, as this interface is also paginated. Each returned SharedFolderMetadata will list the user's AccessType and Permissions.

Here's a little example:

var actionsToCheck = new Dropbox.Api.Sharing.FolderAction[] { Dropbox.Api.Sharing.FolderAction.EditContents.Instance, Dropbox.Api.Sharing.FolderAction.InviteEditor.Instance };
var list = await userClient.Sharing.ListFoldersAsync(actions: actionsToCheck);  // actions can optionally be supplied to check the permissions the user has for specific actions

foreach (var item in list.Entries)
{
    Console.WriteLine(item.SharedFolderId);
    Console.WriteLine(item.PathLower);  // only set if the folder is mounted
    Console.WriteLine(item.AccessType);
    Console.WriteLine(item.Permissions);
}

// and so on, iterating over pages from userClient.Sharing.ListFoldersContinueAsync if list.Cursor is set

Hope this helps! 

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Re: How to get each team member's permissions per folder using .NET Dropbox API?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/59272078/dropbox-api-how-to-see-each-team-members-folder-permiss... ]

When you list files and folders using FilesUserRoutes.ListFolderAsync like this, you're listing the contents of the member's Dropbox folder, which will include both shared folders (where they have some specific permission level) as well as their private folders (where they don't have a specific permission level, since it's just their folders). For shared folders, the returned FolderMetadata.SharingInfo will be set, but it doesn't contain information about that user's permission level in that folder. (By the way, make sure you implement ListFolderContinueAsync as well, to make sure you can retrieve all results, when using ListFolderAsync. Check out the ListFolderAsync documentation for more information.)

Instead, if you want to list the shared folders the user has access to, including their level of access in each one, you should use SharingUserRoutes.ListFoldersAsync. Likewise, make sure you implement SharingUserRoutes.ListFoldersContinueAsync too, as this interface is also paginated. Each returned SharedFolderMetadata will list the user's AccessType and Permissions.

Here's a little example:

var actionsToCheck = new Dropbox.Api.Sharing.FolderAction[] { Dropbox.Api.Sharing.FolderAction.EditContents.Instance, Dropbox.Api.Sharing.FolderAction.InviteEditor.Instance };
var list = await userClient.Sharing.ListFoldersAsync(actions: actionsToCheck);  // actions can optionally be supplied to check the permissions the user has for specific actions

foreach (var item in list.Entries)
{
    Console.WriteLine(item.SharedFolderId);
    Console.WriteLine(item.PathLower);  // only set if the folder is mounted
    Console.WriteLine(item.AccessType);
    Console.WriteLine(item.Permissions);
}

// and so on, iterating over pages from userClient.Sharing.ListFoldersContinueAsync if list.Cursor is set

Hope this helps! 

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Re: How to get each team member's permissions per folder using .NET Dropbox API?

Explorer | Level 3

I appreciate the detailed response and time taken to answer the question. Thank you for the help!

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