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Domo

Dropbox For Business Advanced Connector

Version 2

 

Important: When referencing this page outside of Knowledge Base, use this link: http://knowledge.domo.com?cid=dropboxbusinessadvanced

Intro

Dropbox for Business is a file sharing and storage solution that allows users to share, store, and sync files securely. You can use Domo's Dropbox for Business Advanced connector to compile reports about account information, team information, audit log, and team usage statistics. To learn more about the Dropbox for Business API, go to https://www.dropbox.com/developers/business.

This connector is nearly identical to the standard Dropbox for Business connector but includes an additional report type, "Groups Information," and some configuration options. For information about the standard Dropbox for Business connector, see Dropbox for Business Connector.

This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Dropbox for Business Advanced connector user interface. For general information about adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Primary Use Cases

Use this connector to get information about system usage and make governance decisions.

Primary Metrics

  • Storage usage

  • Membership

  • User activity

Primary Company Roles

Dropbox system administrator

Average Implementation Time

Less than 1 hour

Ease of Use (on a 1-to-10 scale with 1 being easiest)

3

Prerequisites

To connect to your Dropbox account and create a Dropbox for Business Advanced connector DataSet, you must have the following:

  • The account you use to log into your Dropbox account.

  • The password you use to log into your Dropbox account.

If you don't have credentials you can get them here: https://www.dropbox.com/business

Connecting to your Dropbox account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Dropbox for Business Advanced connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

The Domo Dropbox for Business Advanced connector uses OAuth to connect to Dropbox for Business. (Domo does not store or transmit user passwords.) Click Connect (or select Add Account if you have existing Dropbox accounts in Domo) to open the Dropbox OAuth screen where you can enter the account and password associated with your Dropbox account. You may also enter Google credentials. After you have entered valid Dropbox credentials, you can use the same account in Domo any time you create a Dropbox for Business Advanced DataSet.

You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane includes a menu from which you select a report type, along with various configuration options. 

Menu

Description

Report

Select a Dropbox for Business Advanced report. The following reports are available:

Audit Log

Accesses the Dropbox for Business audit log for a team.

Groups Information

Retrieves reporting data about your Dropbox for Business groups.

Linked Devices

Retrieves reporting data about a team's linked devices.

Members

Lists members of a team.

Membership

Retrieves reporting data about a team's membership.

Storage usage

Retrieves reporting data about a team's storage usage.

Team Information

Retrieves information about a team.

User Activity

Retrieves reporting data about a team's user activity.

Start Date

 Enter the start date for the data you want to pull into Domo.

End Date

Enter the end date for the data you want to pull into Domo.

User

Enter the email ID of the user you want to pull information for.

Category Flag

Select whether you want to filter your report data using a category.

Category

Select the category you want to filter your data by.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

FAQ

How do I know my Dropbox credentials are secure?

The login process uses the OAuth process, so your Dropbox credentials are never seen or stored by Domo. This keeps your login secure. You can revoke Domo's access to your account at any time.

Can I use the same account to create multiple DataSets?

Yes.

How often can the data be updated?

DataSets should be set to update no more than once every 15 minutes.

Are there any API limits I should be aware of?

While Dropbox may enforce call rate limits, you should not need to worry about them.

Troubleshooting

Check credentials and permissions against the error code received.