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Set expiration of streamble link via /media

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hey there,

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,
Niko

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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

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(
$dbxClient->getHost()->getApi(),
$dbxClient->appendFilePath("1/media", $path)
);

if ($response->statusCode === 404) return null;
if ($response->statusCode !== 200) throw RequestUtil::unexpectedStatus($response);

$responseBody = json_decode($response->body);
echo $responseBody->expires;


So I learn, that expiration times are approx 4 hours. Fine!
But can I influence this?

Niko

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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

The expiration time is always be 4 hours. There's currently no way to influence the expiration time. Why do you want to do that? Would you want to increase it or decrease it?

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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1
Anyone know how to get the time expires or increase it?
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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1
I would like to increase this average must be left open like 6 months , which in my case is photographs.
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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

The expiration information for a link from /media is returned in the "expires" key in the response:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#media

It's not currently possible to change that, but if you instead need a longer-lived link, you can use /shares instead:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#shares

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:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/201

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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1
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.
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New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1
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 .
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Re: Set expiration of streamble link via /media

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

You can set the short_url parameter to false to get the long URL directly.

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New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I think the only way I see based on your replays is to use:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#shares

to get a gallery view and than use curl and another function to find:

https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/2/AACKk8E6EbY4q7QQxK3VAefGpgmyZn0YShhAG_GXDK9UfQ/12/155246649/png/32x...

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