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Problem using published business api endpoint

Explorer | Level 4

When trying to create a shared folder with the API, I get the following message:

Your API app is not allowed to call this function.

The endpoint: 

https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/team/team_folder/create

Full command:

curl -X POST https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/team/team_folder/create \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer <my access token>" \
    --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
    --data "{\"name\": \"TIMTEST\"}"
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Re: Problem using published business api endpoint

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

@TimO1968 This error message indicates that you are calling this endpoint using an API app with a permission that doesn't have access to this particular endpoint.

In this case, you are calling /2/team/team_folder/create, which requires the use of an access token for an app registered for the "team member file access" permission. If you call with an access token for an app with the "team member management" permission instead, for instance, you'll get this error message. You can find more information on the different Dropbox Business API permissions here.

If you need to use the /2/team/team_folder/create endpoint, you should instead register a Dropbox Business API app with the "team member file access" permission and get and use an access token for that.

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Re: Problem using published business api endpoint

Super User
Super User

Are you able to perform any other actions with the API?

And just to check the obvious, did you replace the <my access token> with your actual access token?

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Re: Problem using published business api endpoint

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

@TimO1968 This error message indicates that you are calling this endpoint using an API app with a permission that doesn't have access to this particular endpoint.

In this case, you are calling /2/team/team_folder/create, which requires the use of an access token for an app registered for the "team member file access" permission. If you call with an access token for an app with the "team member management" permission instead, for instance, you'll get this error message. You can find more information on the different Dropbox Business API permissions here.

If you need to use the /2/team/team_folder/create endpoint, you should instead register a Dropbox Business API app with the "team member file access" permission and get and use an access token for that.

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