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Dropbox Integration

Dropbox is a cloud storage solution for individuals and enterprises. Dropbox is used to manage, share, and collaborate on digital files. Dropbox can store most common file types and enables access for individuals anywhere across multiple platforms

By integrating your Bynder portal and Dropbox account you are able to seamlessly connect assets between the two by automatically moving assets in your Dropbox Account to Bynder, without downloading from Dropbox and re-uploading to Bynder. Non-Bynder users will now be able add assets in Dropbox and have them automatically added to your DAM.

How to enable the Dropbox Integration?

Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more about enabling the Dropbox Integration.

How to set up the Dropbox integration?

  1. Log in to Bynder and navigate tobrand_guidelines_image_settings.png Settings > Advanced settings> Portal settings

  2. Click Browse Integrations in the left sidebar then click Configure in the Dropbox section

  3. Enter a Name for this configuration

  4. Select New authentication to add your Bynder domain, which is the URL of your Bynder DAM, and a Permanent Token.

    • Setup will require a Bynder permanent token with read/write assets and read/write metaproperties. Learn more about Permanent Tokens here

  5. Click Create, then Next.

  6. Select New authentication and then add new to log into your Dropbox account

  7. Navigate to your Dropbox account and copy the URL of the folder that you would like to sync with Bynder. Navigate back to Bynder and paste in the Dropbox Folder URL section

    • All assets uploaded to this folder and its subfolders will automatically be uploaded to Bynder and sent to the waiting room.

  8. Click Finish

Note

Any supported file type can be added to your portal  For a  complete list of file types click here.

Note

If you would like to connect more than one Dropbox account, you will need to configure a new Dropbox workflow for each account you would like to set up.

How to use the integration

After configuration, all selected assets in your Dropbox account will upload to your portal’s waiting room after about 2 hours. Once approved, the assets will appear in your Asset Bank. Moving forward, any assets added or moved to the selected folder (or subfolders) in the configured Dropbox account will automatically be uploaded to the waiting room after about 2 hours. Learn more about the waiting room here.Manage assets in the Waiting Room

If you delete an asset from your Dropbox account, it will not automatically be reuploaded to your Bynder DAM. If you delete a Dropbox asset from your Bynder DAM it will remain in your Dropbox account.

Edit the integration

If you would like to disable the integration, update your synced folder, or edit your Dropbox credentials, you can edit the configuration.

  1. Navigate to Settings >Advanced settings >Portal settings

  2. Click Active Integrations in the left sidebar, then Edit in the section of the connection that you would like to update

  3. Make your changes, then click Save

FAQ

Which file types are supported?

Any supported file type can be added to your portal. For a complete list of file types click here.

What happens to the asset if I delete it from my Bynder portal (or visa versa)?

If you delete an asset from your Bynder portal the asset will remain in your Dropbox account, and if you delete an asset from your Dropbox account it will remain in your Bynder portal.

Does the integration support versions?

At this time it does not support versioning.

Does the integration support versions?

At this time it does not support versioning.

Once assets are added to my synced Dropbox folder, how long will it take to see them in the Bynder waiting room

The updates will run on a 2 hour interval - so every 2 hours your Dropbox assets will be pushed to the waiting room.

Is a specific Dropbox account type required for the integration?

No, any account type will work for the integration.

What if we have multiple Dropbox accounts?

Each Dropbox account will need to be configured and connected. There is not currently a limit to how many accounts that you can configure