Dropbox repository

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The Dropbox repository enables users to copy or create a shortcut or alias to files from their own Dropbox. See Working with files for more details.

Enabling the Dropbox repository

To use the Dropbox repository, an administrator must first create an OAuth 2 service.

  1. Go to OAuth 2 services in Site administration - Server and click the button to create a new custom service.
  2. Go to 'Manage repositories' in Site administration and enable the Dropbox repository.
  3. On the Dropbox configuration page, select the OAuth 2 service then save changes.

Using the Dropbox repository

To select a file via Dropbox, editing teachers will click on the Dropbox link in the file picker and log on to access the files in their account. They will see a message requesting access:


When they are done, they can log out.

Repository capabilities

There is just one capability, View a Dropbox folder, which is allowed for the default authenticated user role.

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