I'm using the Dropbox PHP SDK to create a streamable link via the /media API reference, by calling createTemporaryDirectLink($path) in PHP.
Is there any chance to influence the lifetime of the link I get? Or at least something to doublecheck how long the created link will be available?
Would be awesome!
Thanks in advance,
Okay, so I found out myself how to GET the expiration date. A quick look and crawl through the code made me write this little snippet:
$response = $dbxClient->doPost(
if ($response->statusCode === 404) return null;
if ($response->statusCode !== 200) throw RequestUtil::unexpectedStatus($response);
$responseBody = json_decode($response->body);
So I learn, that expiration times are approx 4 hours. Fine!
But can I influence this?
The expiration information for a link from /media is returned in the "expires" key in the response:
It's not currently possible to change that, but if you instead need a longer-lived link, you can use /shares instead:
Those links don't expire by default, though they can be revoked. They also point to the preview page by default, and not the file content itself, but you can modify them as necessary for that as shown here:
Unfortunately I will have to use another cloud storage system software for my photo software , as must the link be available , via the share has not as I put the picture gallery within my system.
The api returns that URL to share https://db.tt/NInRpgMh I need the full Url when you click on that link it opens me this url https://www.dropbox.com/s/hjb603diqqv23hs/1.png?dl= 0 oh yes could use the raw = 1 , because my system is all automated and this minified link not working .
I think the only way I see based on your replays is to use:
to get a gallery view and than use curl and another function to find:
from this page.
For more info on available support options, see this article.
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