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Connecting Dropbox to ONLYOFFICE DocSpace

Connect the Dropbox service to use the connected cloud storage as a third-party resource when creating backups or public rooms.

Creating authorization keys

In the cloud version, the authorization keys parameters for Dropbox are set up automatically.

In the server version, you will have to setup authorization keys for Dropbox. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Dropbox Developers website;
  2. Sign in to your account;
  3. Click the Create your app link;
  4. Next check the Dropbox API radio button;
  5. Select the following type of access:
    • Full Dropbox - Access to all files and folders in a user's Dropbox.
  6. Introduce your application name;
  7. Click the Create app button;
  8. On your application 'Settings' tab, enter "" in the 'Redirect URIs' field and click the Add button;
  9. Copy or write down App key and App secret which appear on the 'Settings' page.
  10. Go to the Permissions tab. In the Files and folders section, activate the "" checkbox. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.

Connecting Dropbox to ONLYOFFICE DocSpace

  1. In the server version, click the Options icon menu in the lower left corner and select the Settings option.
  2. Switch to the Integration tab.
  3. In the Third-party services section, click the sliding button to the right of the Dropbox logo.
  4. Enter your keys and click the Connect button.

To store your DocSpace data backup in Dropbox,

  1. Go to the 'Backup' section (DocSpace Settings -> Backup -> Third-party resource).
  2. Select Dropbox as the desired storage and click the 'Connect' button.
  3. Choose your account, grant the access to ONLYOFFICE application and click 'Create copy'.

For more details about backup, read this article.

To store your public room data in Dropbox,

  1. Go to the Rooms section on the left.
  2. Use the New room button in the upper left corner or the Plus icon Plus icon above the list of rooms.
  3. Select the Public room.
  4. Enter the room name, add tags, upload an image.
  5. Turn on the Third-party storage switcher.
  6. Select Dropbox from the list and click Connect.
  7. In a new window, specify the connection URL, your login and password, and click Save.
  8. A new folder for storing this room’s data will be created in the connected storage. If necessary, uncheck this option and select the already existing folder in the connected storage.
  9. Click Create.

For more details about creating rooms, read this article.

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