Dropbox repository

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A Dropbox repository can be enabled by an administrator in Site administration > Modules > Repositories > Manage repositories.


Once enabled by the administrator a Dropbox API Key and Secret will need to be added to the Dropbox settings in order for it to work. This will be the Dropbox available to all users throughout the site (and each will need the correct Dropbox login credentials to access it from their courses). To gather the Dropbox API Key and Secret click the "Dropbox Developers" link on the Dropbox repository settings page. On the next page you'll be prompted to login with your Dropbox username and password and to create a Dropbox app.

Once the App has been created at Dropbox.com you'll have the API Secret and Key available at the bottom of the App page. Entering those on the Dropbox settings page (and clicking Save) back in Moodle will finish the configuration. Dropbox is now available to the entire site.

To access it editing teachers need only "Add..." a new file while editing or creating a resource to see Dropbox as a new option.

Configuration for Multiple Users

Logging in with a different account from which the Dropbox App was created results in this error "Only the app owner can receive access token while this app is in development mode". To configure the Dropbox repository for multiple users you must...

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