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The Box connector API provides information about various events of the entire enterprise from the given Box account. Box connector uses the box-sdk to pull box enterprise event logs into DNIF.


  • Create a Box application

Steps to create a Box Application


  • Select Custom App and then select Server Authentication (with jwt).
  • Enter the App Name and click Create App
  • In the Configuration tab, your Client ID and Client Secret will be displayed.


  • Change the App access level to App Access + Enterprise Access in the configuration.


  • Under Application Scopes in the configuration tab, select the following options (preferably all) based on the data you want to pull from your Box account.
    • Read all files and folders stored in the box
    • Write all files and folders stored in the box
    • Manage users
    • Manage groups
    • Manage enterprise properties
  • Under Add and Manage Public Keys in the configuration tab, click Generate public/private key pair after which it will automatically download a json file.
  • Ensure to save this downloaded json file.
  • Save all changes and click on review and submit button in the Authorization tab.

Re-submit the app if any changes are made after submission.


The following configurations should be completed to forward Box Connector logs to DNIF.


Field Description
Connector Name Enter a name for the connector
Connector Type Enter Box Connector
Config File Copy and paste the content from xxxx_config.json file, downloaded while creating box connector account.
  • Click Save after entering all the required details and click Test Connection, to test the configuration.
  • A Connection successful message will be displayed on screen along with the time stamp.
  • If the connection is not successful an error message will be displayed. Refer Troubleshooting Connector Validations for more details on the error message.

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