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Why does Dropbox have access to info from my Google account?

Why does Dropbox have access to info from my Google account?

Thinker3932
New member | Level 2

So I just used Google to sign into dropbox and it claims I just gave access to all of my Google Account.  How is this possible?  Using Google to authenticate should be a one-way street.   I wasn't intending to let Dropbox see my gmail, contacts, google drive, etc.

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Re: Google Access

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey again, @Thinker3932.
 
I’ll make sure to pass your comments along to our dev team regarding this, I understand how you would want to keep certain data separate while being able to simply use your Google account to only sign into Dropbox. 
 
At the moment the integration is made with these permissions to allow easy integration with Dropbox so that you can use the two together seamlessly. However to do so, it does mean that there are certain permissions need to be given. 
 
If you do choose to disconnect the two, please let me know if you have any troubles or other questions about this and I’d be more than happy to help with this.
 
Have a great weekend ahead!

Daphne
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Re: Google Access

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey there, @Thinker3932.
 
When you connected your Google account, it will have needed permission to give access to that info to proceed with using your Google account to sign into Dropbox.
 
If you want to remove this, as you mentioned that you don’t want Dropbox to be able to access this info, you can go to the Connected app page in your account settings and choose to disconnect Google.
 
Let me know if you have any other questions - Thanks!

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Re: Google Access

Thinker3932
New member | Level 2

Dropbox does not need access to all my contacts, emails and driove contents to allow Google authentication to work.  Google authentication can be used without me giving up private information.

Re: Google Access

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey again, @Thinker3932.
 
I’ll make sure to pass your comments along to our dev team regarding this, I understand how you would want to keep certain data separate while being able to simply use your Google account to only sign into Dropbox. 
 
At the moment the integration is made with these permissions to allow easy integration with Dropbox so that you can use the two together seamlessly. However to do so, it does mean that there are certain permissions need to be given. 
 
If you do choose to disconnect the two, please let me know if you have any troubles or other questions about this and I’d be more than happy to help with this.
 
Have a great weekend ahead!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Why does Dropbox want to download my contacts?

Feemoodu
New member | Level 2
I just signed in via my google account for the first time and realised that I gave permission for Dropbox to download my contacts. Which I am not comfortable with. How can I revoke this? Am I too late? Is this not a breach of privacy, even if I did click ok?

Re: Why does Dropbox want to download my contacts?

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey @Feemoodu, I hope you're well today!

 

I've just moved your post here so that I can ask you to check out the posts in this thread when you have the chance.

 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Thanks!


Daphne
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