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Re: User switch

User switch

New member | Level 2

Hi, 

 

Our software has Dropbox integration for syncing project files and others. 

 

After starting our software I'd like to check if the client has changed his dropbox user and warn that clould integration is no longer working if so. With google drive we check the user from a .db file in C:confused face:users\....\AppData\Google\Drive\.... What is the right way to go about this with dropbox?

 

Thank you in advance, 

Nikola Simeonov

 

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Re: User switch

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@daone wrote:
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Our software has Dropbox integration for syncing project files and others. 

...

Hi @daone,

Usually when somebody talk for Dropbox (and not only) integration, this means integration with particular service. As far as I can see you are talking for integration with Dropbox application!!! not Dropbox service! Just for clarity...

 


@daone wrote:
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After starting our software I'd like to check if the client has changed his dropbox user and warn that clould integration is no longer working if so. With google drive we check the user from a .db file in C:confused face:users\....\AppData\Google\Drive\.... ...


The equivalent Dropbox folder on Windows is "C:confused face:Users\user\AppData\Local\Dropbox", but all data there are encrypted and status info is completely inaccessible. Another thing you have to take in mind is different way of how Dropbox and GDrive work. Even unencrypted, the mentioned data are not reliable for actual status (what about if the application is offline?! :thinking face: Can you conclude something, even with full access? rhetoric question).

 


@daone wrote:
... What is the right way to go about this with dropbox?

...


The right way is direct link to the Dropbox service using Dropbox API (or appropriate SDKs).

 

Hope this helps.

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