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Silent Authentication?

kashiftasneemp
Explorer | Level 3

Hi. I want to use the API in somewhat different way in my game. I want some level files to be downloaded automatically in background when user runs the game, so, that he/ she gets the updated levels. This process will only be a read only on client side.

 

As per my understanding, there is no silent authorization in background. 

Can I generate an access token for myself and use that in a live app to achieve this? 

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Re: Silent Authentication?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. It is technically possible to connect to just one account. The SDKs don't offer explicit support for it and we don't recommend doing so, for various technical and security reasons.

However if you did go this route, instead of kicking off the authorization flow, you would embed an existing access token for your account and app. Again though, this is not recommended. 

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Re: Silent Authentication?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. It is technically possible to connect to just one account. The SDKs don't offer explicit support for it and we don't recommend doing so, for various technical and security reasons.

However if you did go this route, instead of kicking off the authorization flow, you would embed an existing access token for your account and app. Again though, this is not recommended. 

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