cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Whether you are transferring a single drive, a team or an entire organization, Movebot's cloud migration tool has been built to make your Dropbox migration simple - learn all about it here.

Dropbox API Support & Feedback

Find help with the Dropbox API from other developers.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

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
Explorer | Level 3

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.

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions

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

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
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.

View solution in original post

4 Replies 4

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

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

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

user404
Explorer | Level 3

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!

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

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
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.

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

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

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

Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

  • User avatar
    Greg-DB Dropboxer
  • User avatar
    user404 Explorer | Level 3
What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?