Dropbox

The Dropbox plugins enable federated searches of Dropbox resources directly from the Brightspot search panel. External content retrieved from a third-party repository can optionally be imported into Brightspot and used as any other asset. For more information, see the federated search and import procedure.

Note that there are two Dropbox plugins, a feature plugin and a content plugin. The feature plugin is required, as it provides federated searches of Dropbox resources. These resources are retrieved in an external data type format, and can only be viewed in Brightspot as read only. If you want the capability to import external Dropbox resources into Brightspot, you must also enable the Dropbox content plugin.

The Dropbox plugins require the following:

  • Dropbox enterprise account, allowing for any Brightspot user to retrieve Dropbox resources.

  • Application Key and Application Secret to configure the Dropbox feature plugin. To find these values, go to your Dropbox My Apps page, then click the listed application.

    If you have not yet created your application in Dropbox, note that you must specify the following redirect URI in the OAuth 2 configuration: https://<brightspotDomain>/dropboxAuth.

Configuring Dropbox

Administrators perform this task.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, select the Global site. Global settings can be inherited by all other sites. For details, see Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

  3. Under Plugins, scroll to “Feature Plugins” and enable Brightspot: Dropbox.

  4. If you want the capability to import external resources into Brightspot, scroll to “Content Plugins” and enable Express: Dropbox.

  5. Click Save.

  6. On the Main tab, scroll to the “Dropbox” options, and set Dropbox Application Key and Application Secret.

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  7. Click Save.

  8. In the content filter of the search panel, scroll to “EXTERNAL TYPES”. Verify that the Dropbox File type is listed.

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