Dropbox Connector Configuration Reference

The Dropbox connector retrieves data from a Dropbox cloud-based data repository.

To fetch content from Dropbox, you must have an OAuth token accessible to the crawler so it can properly authenticate.

If you want to crawl all of the files owned by the account, you can simply use / as the startLink.

The startLink for a folder is its share link:

  • In the Dropbox Web UI, navigate to the folder and then to Share Folder > Share with Dropbox > Create Link (or Copy Link if the link has already been created).

  • In the Dropbox integration for the Finder in OS X , select the folder, right-click, and select Copy Dropbox Link.

Configuration

Tip
When entering configuration values in the UI, use unescaped characters, such as \t for the tab character. When entering configuration values in the API, use escaped characters, such as \\t for the tab character.