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denistca
New member | Level 2

Hi, 
I'm trying to create an app:  Full Dropbox – Access to all files and folders in a user's Dropbox.
When I set permissions files.content.read, files.permanent_delete I cannot generate the access token.
Getting error: You must be a team administrator to perform this operation.

When I do genereate tha access token first and then set the permissions, I'm getting the error from API: 
{"error_summary": "missing_scope/.", "error": {".tag": "missing_scope", "required_scope": "files.metadata.read"}}

Is there a way to create an full dropbox app with read, delete files permission which will work?
Thanks

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Re: You must be a team administrator to perform this operation.

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Yes, if you need to be able to read and delete files, you can register a Full Dropbox app with the "files.content.read" and "files.content.write" scopes. The "files.content.write" scope lets you both write and delete files.

 

The "files.permanent_delete" scope is only needed for permanently deleting files, not just deleting files. You can see which scope is required for each endpoint in the API documentation. That "files.permanent_delete" scope is only available as a team scope though, so you would need to be a team admin to authorize it if you need it.

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