The API builds on the power of the Dropbox Platform by giving developers access to the team-level functionality of Dropbox for Business, empowering admins to deploy and manage business-critical applications for their team. What is the difference between Dropbox Business Standard and Dropbox Business Advanced? Standard provides teams with 5 TB (5,000 GB) of storage and simple sharing and collaboration tools. For teams needing more storage and security, Advanced provides as much space as your team needs in addition to sophisticated admin, audit, integration,.
Dropbox has more than 500,000 teams using Dropbox Business collaboration capabilities. The rich Dropbox API allows business customers to manage their content and their team programmatically.
Although Dropbox Business has a web-based management console, some Dropbox team administration tasks, such as onboarding/off-boarding users, are carried out more efficiently through the API. For example, when you need to remove a number of members from the team, running a script is much faster than manually removing each one.
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Certain administrative tasks are carried out by combining multiple API requests, executing them sequentially or in conditional loops. We were looking for a way to show how to implement these workflows with the Dropbox API in a format that they could be easily executable, but also extendable, so they can be improved as business needs change.
Enter Postman, an API Lifecycle Platform that has more than 10 million registered users. It is a smart way of learning a new API. It has many capabilities, among them the ability to create collections of requests, run scripts before and after issuing requests and executing multiple requests in sequence. It also has an API Network, where companies can publish their collections of endpoints and expose their public APIs to a large population of developers and administrators.
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Combining the ability to sequence requests and publish collections, Postman seemed like a great platform to build and distribute administrative workflows our customers have been requesting. We built the first version of the Dropbox Team Admin Workflows collection during this year's Hack Week, our company-wide annual hacking event. Our team of technical architects, experienced in supporting large Dropbox deployments, had already been using Postman to help customers. We used that customer feedback to define the workflows in the collection. These are some of the workflows you'll find:
- Bulk Provision Users and Add to Groups
- Bulk Deprovision Members with Transfer Destination
- Bulk Deprovision Members without Transfer Destination
- Bulk Suspend Members
- Bulk Unsuspend Members
- Bulk Add Users To Groups
- Bulk Update Email Addresses
- Bulk Add Groups
- Wipe External ID
- Bulk Update External IDs
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Let's have a look at the collection. The picture below is the Dropbox page in the Postman API Network: