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Would like to know, if we can script transfering files of user before deleting his access?

Would like to know, if we can script transfering files of user before deleting his access?

mohamedboucherit
Explorer | Level 3

Hello,

I would like to know, if it's possible to use any kind of scripting like Powershell or Rest API, to transfer files and folders of a user to a (backup folder) before deleting his access?

We need this to automate deprovisionning of resources assigned to employees in our company.

Thank you in advance,

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Re: Would like to know, if we can script transfering files of user before deleting his access?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

While not considered a "REST" API in particular, Dropbox does offer an API you can use for listing, uploading, and downloading files, among other operations. You can find everything you need to get started with the Dropbox API, including documentation, tutorials, and SDK...We recommend using one of the official SDKs, but you can also call the API directly from any platform that can make HTTPS requests.

 

By the way, note that if you're on a Business team, you can have Dropbox transfer files from a team member when de-provisioning them. You can find more information on that feature in the help center here.

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Re: Would like to know, if we can script transfering files of user before deleting his access?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

While not considered a "REST" API in particular, Dropbox does offer an API you can use for listing, uploading, and downloading files, among other operations. You can find everything you need to get started with the Dropbox API, including documentation, tutorials, and SDK...We recommend using one of the official SDKs, but you can also call the API directly from any platform that can make HTTPS requests.

 

By the way, note that if you're on a Business team, you can have Dropbox transfer files from a team member when de-provisioning them. You can find more information on that feature in the help center here.

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Re: Would like to know, if we can script transfering files of user before deleting his access?

mohamedboucherit
Explorer | Level 3

@Greg-DB Thank you for your answer

We would like to know, if we can transfer this  data (for user deprovisionning), to a folder for example, backup, that would not be linked to a specific user account?

Thank you in advance,

Re: Would like to know, if we can script transfering files of user before deleting his access?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

No, whether you write a script to copy the files over using the API, or use the Dropbox Business feature, the files need to be put in some account.

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