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let people upload into our folder using API

let people upload into our folder using API

Sakhraoui
New member | Level 2

Hi
We have a web app in which we want ceople to upload their files into a folder in OUR PRO ACCOUNT (an other account) using API:
for example, we will create a folder ALL_FILES under our pro account, then we need an API to let people upload files into this folder via our web app
please, we need your help to do that task
yhank you!

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
The Dropbox API does offer the ability to programmatically upload files. For example, you can do so using /2/files/upload:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload

That's a link to the documentation for the HTTPS endpoint itself, but we recommend using one of the official SDKs if possible:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation

Those have corresponding native methods for the HTTPS endpoints.

Note that the API was designed with the intention that each user would link their own Dropbox account, in order to interact with their own files. However, 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 want to go this route, instead of kicking off the authorization flow, you would manually use an existing access token for your account and app. (Just be careful not to revoke it, e.g. via https://www.dropbox.com/account/connected_apps .)
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