iOS SDK for the Box Content API
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This SDK makes it easy to use Box's Content API in your iOS projects.

Developer Setup


Step 1: Add to your Cartfile

github "box/box-ios-sdk"

Step 2: Update

carthage update --platform iOS

Step 3: Drag the built framework from Carthage/Build/iOS into your project. For more detailed instructions please see the official documentation for Carthage (

Step 4: Import

@import BoxContentSDK;

Step 5: Set the Box Client ID and Client Secret that you obtain from creating your app.

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions
  // The UIApplicationDelegate is a good place to do this.
  [BOXContentClient setClientID:@"your-client-id" clientSecret:@"your-client-secret"];

Step 6: Authenticate a User

// This will present the necessary UI for a user to authenticate into Box
[[BOXContentClient defaultClient] authenticateWithCompletionBlock:^(BOXUser *user, NSError *error) {
  if (error == nil) {
    NSLog(@"Logged in user: %@", user.login);
} cancelBlock:nil];

Sample App

A sample app can be found in the BoxContentSDKSampleApp folder. The sample app demonstrates how to authenticate a user, and manage the user's files and folders.

To execute the sample app: Step 1: Open Workspace

open BoxContentSDKSampleApp.xcworkspace


Tests can be found in the 'BoxContentSDKTests' target. Use Xcode to execute the tests. Travis CI will also execute tests for pull requests and pushes to the repository.


You can find guides and tutorials in the doc directory.


See CONTRIBUTING on how to help out.

Copyright and License

Copyright 2015 Box, Inc. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.