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Box Java SDK

The Box Java SDK for interacting with the Box Content API.

Quickstart

The SDK can be obtained by adding it as a maven dependency, cloning the source into your project, or by downloading one of the precompiled JARs from the releases page on GitHub.

If you use the JAR, you'll also need to include several dependencies:

  1. minimal-json v0.9.1 Maven: com.eclipsesource.minimal-json:minimal-json:0.9.1
  2. jose4j v0.4.4 Maven: org.bitbucket.b_c:jose4j:0.4.4
  3. bouncycastle bcprov-jdk15on v1.52 Maven: org.bouncycastle:bcprov-jdk15on:1.52
  4. bouncycastle bcpkix-jdk15on v1.52 Maven: org.bouncycastle:bcpkix-jdk15on:1.52
  5. Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 7 If you don't install this, you'll get an exception about key length. This is not a Box thing, this is a U.S. Government requirement concerning strong encryption.

Here is a simple example of how to authenticate with the API using a developer token and then print the ID and name of each item in your root folder.

BoxAPIConnection api = new BoxAPIConnection("developer-token");
BoxFolder rootFolder = BoxFolder.getRootFolder(api);
for (BoxItem.Info itemInfo : rootFolder) {
    System.out.format("[%s] %s\n", itemInfo.getID(), itemInfo.getName());
}

For more details on how to get started, check out the overview guide. It has a short explanation of how the SDK works and how you can get started using it.

Sample Projects

Three sample projects can be found in src/example.

Main

This project will output your name and a list of the files and folders in your root directory.

To run the project, first provide a developer token in src/example/java/com/box/sdk/example/Main.java. You can obtain a developer token from your application's developer console.

public final class Main {
    private static final String DEVELOPER_TOKEN = "<YOUR_DEVELOPER_TOKEN>";

    // ...
}

Then just invoke gradle runExample to run the Main example!

CreateAppUser

This project will output the user id of enterprise admin and will create a new App User for the enterprise.

To run the project, first provide following in src/example/java/com/box/sdk/example/CreateAppUser.java.

  • Client Id: From application's developer console.
  • Client Secret: From application's developer console.
  • Enterprise Id: From Admin Console Account Info tab.
  • Public key Id: From application's developer console.
  • Private key file name with path: Corresponding to the public key uploaded in application's developer console.
  • Private key password (if any): Password for the private key.
  • Name of App User: This will be used as the name of the newly created App User.
public final class CreateAppUser {

    private static final String CLIENT_ID = "";
    private static final String CLIENT_SECRET = "";
    private static final String ENTERPRISE_ID = "";
    private static final String PUBLIC_KEY_ID = "";
    private static final String PRIVATE_KEY_FILE = "";
    private static final String PRIVATE_KEY_PASSWORD = "";
    private static final String APP_USER_NAME = "";

    // ...
}

Then just invoke gradle runCreateAppUser to run the CreateAppUser example!

Note: The JCE bundled with oracle JRE supports keys upto 128 bit length only. To use larger crytographic keys, install JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files.

AccessAsAppUser

This project will retrieve the information of the given App User and will list the files/folders under root folder.

To run the project, first provide following in src/example/java/com/box/sdk/example/CreateAppUser.java.

  • Client Id: From application's developer console.
  • Client Secret: From application's developer console.
  • User Id: Id of the user whose data will be accessed.
  • Public key Id: From application's developer console.
  • Private key file name with path: Corresponding to the public key uploaded in application's developer console.
  • Private key password (if any): Password for the private key.
public final class AccessAsAppUser {

    private static final String CLIENT_ID = "";
    private static final String CLIENT_SECRET = "";
    private static final String USER_ID = "";
    private static final String PUBLIC_KEY_ID = "";
    private static final String PRIVATE_KEY_FILE = "";
    private static final String PRIVATE_KEY_PASSWORD = "";

    // ...
}

Then just invoke gradle runAccessAsAppUser to run the AccessAsAppUser example!

Note: The JCE bundled with oracle JRE supports keys upto 128 bit length only. To use larger cryptographic keys, install JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files.

Building

The SDK uses Gradle for its build system. Running gradle build from the root of the repository will compile, lint, and test the SDK.

$ gradle build

The SDK also includes integration tests which make real API calls, and therefore are run separately from unit tests. Integration tests should be run against a test account since they create and delete data. To run the integration tests, remove the .template extension from src/test/config/config.properties.template and fill in your test account's information. Then run:

$ gradle integrationTest

Documentation

You can find guides and tutorials in the doc directory.

Javadocs are generated when gradle javadoc is run and can be found in build/doc/javadoc.

Copyright and License

Copyright 2016 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

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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.