Implementing restricted access with nested permissions and folders

Dropbox (and the Dropbox API) has recently expanded the flexibility of our permissions model by adding the ability for Dropbox Business users to create folders that have a more restricted audience than their parent folders. This is perfect for cases where you want a sub-folder to have a smaller audience* than its parent folder.

*Note: this article is focused on restricted access use cases, but it is possible to create sub-folders that have more shares than a parent folder.

In this article, we’ll cover details of what it means to restrict folder permissions,

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Manage team sharing in your Dropbox app

Welcome back, professor. This article is a follow-up to “3 ways to add sharing to your Dropbox App”. We’re going to dive deeper into more advanced sharing use cases that are possible with the Dropbox API. Let’s get to it.

As you may remember, you’re a professor for a large university. Besides teaching, you run a multifaceted research lab. It’s a busy job, but with some creative use of the Dropbox API, you’re able to spend most of your time focused on the parts you enjoy. That’s because Dropbox Business accounts allow you to closely manage team sharing.

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New team events API available now

Developers building for Dropbox Business can now use the new team events API to power their workflow and analytic applications.

Dropbox Business provides an activity log that records all of the key events taken on a team. An admin on a Business team can use the events in the Admin Console to audit and monitor activity within the team. We have re-written the corresponding API from the ground-up with over 300 events available.  The new v2 API (team_log/get_events) improves upon its v1 predecessor with a rich schema, new attributes,

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Announcing the Dropbox for Business API

Today we’re excited to launch the new Dropbox for Business API.

Dropbox for Business provides additional storage and security features specifically for companies, and now these features are available via the API! If you’re new to Dropbox for Business, you can find out more here.

New API endpoints

First, we’ve added lots of new API endpoints, specifically for businesses. Your app can now get info about your Dropbox for Business team and team members. Your app can also manage team members with endpoints to add,

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