Solved

Use server side coding to auto login to dropbox

Posted on 2013-12-12
2
652 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
hi

I am taking Dropbox as an example (I do know about Dropbox public share feature)

Is it possible to use linux server to login into my dropbox, and show the dropbox through website?

e.g
if someone type www.mydomain.com/dropbox
this page will auto login into my dropbox account through server side script/coding
and show my dropbox files.
is it possible to achieve this?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:timdec
2 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
COBOLdinosaur earned 450 total points
ID: 39714304
Possible?  Depends on whether the target allows such access and auto login.  Generally sites that are willing to allow such things have an API available, and strictly control how you may access and use their site.

Accessing pages server side is as easy a as simple http requestis and that is not the issue.  Security is. Trying to do it without an API or explicit permission will generally get you  block and could even get you site on a blocklist as a malicious site if the unauthorized access is detected.

Cd&
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 50 total points
ID: 39714390
Yes, in the case of dropbox, it does not matter what server you are on. (ms skydrive does not support linux when I checked a few months ago)

The api reference is https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#metadata

But check out the drop ins, this may be easier https://www.dropbox.com/developers/dropins
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When it comes to showing a 404 error page to your visitors, you do not want that generic page to show, and you especially do not want your hosting provider’s ad error page to show either. In this article, I will show you how to enable the custom 40…
Lease-to-own eliminates the expenditure of hardware replacement and allows you to pay off the server over time. Usually, this is much cheaper than leasing servers. Think of lease-to-own as credit without interest.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question