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I only need readonly access. Why is there no such permission type?

I only need readonly access. Why is there no such permission type?

user404
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I don't want full access to a user's dropbox. Why isn't there a read-only option? Migrating from v1 "images only" to v2 is a pain as it is.

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Greg-DB
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Thanks for following up. This has been requested a few times before, and I've added your vote. I can't promise if or when this will be implemented though.

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Greg-DB
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Thanks for the feedback! I'm sending this along to the team as a request for a read-only permission.

user404
Explorer | Level 3
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Thanks Greg, but kinda blown away that this isn't already available! Surely I can't be the only one not wanting to scare people by asking for full rights to their dropbox? How many times has been asked for already?

 

thanks!

Greg-DB
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Thanks for following up. This has been requested a few times before, and I've added your vote. I can't promise if or when this will be implemented though.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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I just wanted to follow up on this to let you know that we've released "scopes" functionality on the Dropbox API, which you can use to configure an app or access token to only a limited set of functionality, such as the ability to read but not write files.

 

You can find more information about the release in our blog post here:

 

https://dropbox.tech/developers/now-available--scoped-apps-and-enhanced-permissions

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