Setup Guide

You can find your Dropbox app credentials in your Dropbox Developer Account.
You'll need the following information to set up your Dropbox App with Paragon Connect:
  • Client ID
  • Client Secret
  • Scopes Requested
This is an API-only integration - workflow actions for this integration are still in development. You can still connect user accounts, build workflows, and access the API for this integration.

Add your Dropbox app to Paragon

Under Integrations > Connected Integrations > {YOUR_APP} > Settings, fill out your credentials from your developer app in their respective sections:
  • Client ID: Found under Settings > App key on your Dropbox App page.
  • Client Secret: Found under Settings > App secret on your Dropbox App page.
  • Permissions: Select the scopes you've requested for your application.
Leaving the Client ID and Client Secret blank will use Paragon development keys.

Connecting to Dropbox

Once your users have connected their Dropbox account, you can use the Paragon SDK to access the Dropbox API on behalf of connected users.
See the Dropbox REST API documentation for their full API reference.
Any Dropbox API endpoints can be accessed with the Paragon SDK as shown in this example.
// You can find your project ID in the Overview tab of any Integration
// Authenticate the user
paragon.authenticate(<ProjectId>, <UserToken>);
// Query files in Dropbox's root directory
paragon.request("dropbox", "/2/files/list_folder", {
method: "POST",
body: {
"include_deleted": false,
"include_has_explicit_shared_members": false,
"include_media_info": false,
"include_mounted_folders": true,
"include_non_downloadable_files": true,
"path": "",
"recursive": false
// Move a file or folder to a different location.
paragon.request("dropbox", "/2/files/move_v2", {
method: "POST",
body: {
"allow_ownership_transfer": false,
"allow_shared_folder": false,
"autorename": false,
"from_path": "/Homework/math",
"to_path": "/Homework/algebra"

Building Dropbox workflows

Once your Dropbox account is connected, you use the Dropbox Request step to access any of Dropbox's API endpoints without the authentication piece.
When creating or updating records in Dropbox, you can reference data from previous steps by typing {{ to invoke the variable menu.