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Configuring a Dropbox for Business Security Provider

The Coveo Dropbox for Business connector mostly supports the Dropbox security model. When you want users searching for Dropbox content in a Coveo search interface to only see the content to which they have access in Dropbox (except items that they can see using shared links), the connector needs a security provider to be able to index the permissions for each indexed Dropbox item.

Notes:

  • For the moment, the Dropbox for Business APIs do not return information on shared links.

  • You can get familiar with how Coveo components deal with permissions on documents both at indexing and query time (see Security) .

To configure a Dropbox for Business security provider

  1. On the Coveo server, access the Administration Tool (see Opening the Administration Tool).

  2. Select Configuration > Security.

  3. In the navigation panel on the left, click Security Providers.

  4. In the Security Providers page, click Add to create a new security provider.

  5. In the Modify Security Provider page:

    1. Configure the following required parameters:

      Name

      Choose a meaningful name to identify the security provider.

      Example: Dropbox for Business Security Provider

      Security Provider Type

      In the drop-down list, select Dropbox for Business (x64).

      User Identity

      In the drop-down list, depending on your CES version:

      Security Provider

      Select the security provider that you selected or created to allow this security provider to resolve and expand the groups (see Dropbox for Business Connector Deployment Overview).

      Access Token CES 7.0.7914– (October 2015)

      Enter the access token to use that you previously obtained (see Authorizing the Coveo Connector to Access the Dropbox of Your Team Members).

      Notes:

      • The access token is a series of alphanumeric characters.

      • CES 7.0.7711– (June 2015) When you choose the OAuth 1.0 authentication method, see OAuth 1.0 Access Token.

    2. CES 7.0.7711– (June 2015) (Optional) Click Add Parameter and then use the following hidden parameters when you decide to use the OAuth 1.0 protocol:

      ApplicationToken Source

      The application token to use that you previously obtained (see Authorizing the Coveo Connector to Access the Dropbox of Your Team Members).

      Note: The app key is a series of 15 alphanumeric characters.

      ApplicationSecret Source

      The application secret to use that you previously obtained (see Authorizing the Coveo Connector to Access the Dropbox of Your Team Members).

      Note: The application secret is a series of 15 alphanumeric characters.

      AccessTokenSecret Source

      The access token secret to use that you previously obtained (see Authorizing the Coveo Connector to Access the Dropbox of Your Team Members).

      Note: The access token secret is a series of 15 alphanumeric characters.

    3. Leave the Allow Complex Identities cleared as it does not apply to this type of security provider.

    4. Click Apply Changes.

What's Next?

Create and index a source (see Configuring and Indexing a Dropbox for Business Source).

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