Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service designed to integrate with most operating systems and devices, sync content in real-time across multiple devices, and act as a backup data repository for data.
Dropbox connector allows the downloading of source files and uploading of target files directly to/from the Dropbox repository. The connector uses the Dropbox API to implement the integration.
Dropbox Connector Use Cases
There are a number of use cases for the connector:
- Project Managers can add files directly to projects from an online repository
- Set up the Automation Widget allowing Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository.
- Use Automated Project Creation (APC) to have Memsource automatically create new projects when a change in the last modified date is detected in monitored files or a folder.
- Selected files are imported the very first time APC runs. All files are imported when a folder is monitored.
- This connector supports absolute path setting.
- Set up Continous Jobs to have Memsource monitor selected files for changes.
- The Connector API can be used to automate steps otherwise performed manually through the UI. Webhooks can be used to have Memsource notify 3rd party systems about certain events (for example, a job status change).
Connect to Dropbox
No changes are required.
NoteIn some browsers, pop-ups must be enabled in the browser in order to connect.
- From the Setup page, scroll down to the Integrations section. Click on Connectors.
The Connectors page opens.
- Click New
The Create Connector page opens.
- Provide a name for the connection and change the Type to Dropbox.
- Click Connect to Dropbox.
- A popup window or a new tab will appear requesting authorization.
If successful, a small checkmark appears next to the Connect to Dropbox button.
If the connector becomes invalid, a red exclamation mark will be displayed and the Dropbox connector’s edit dialog will show a Re-authenticate button that is used to re-establish the connection.
Reasons for invalidation:
- The authorization token expires after a long period of inactivity
- Users revoke access
- Users change their credentials
- Click Save.
The connector is added to the list on the Connectors page.
If a default project, branch, and folder is required when connecting to a Dropbox account, open the connector configuration and click the Select Remote Folder button to set it.