Dropbox API Integration Sample

A Practical Guide to Dropbox API Integration in Python


Explore Dropbox integration with this project. Follow the provided Python script example, which demonstrates the authentication process and file upload to Dropbox. Obtain an access token by creating a Dropbox App on the Dropbox App Console. This project serves as a practical guide to leveraging the Dropbox API in your Python applications.

Code Link: https://github.com/Esteban-Quevedo/python-api-examples/tree/main/dropbox_integration


  1. Go to the Dropbox developer web page, and click the Create Apps button:
    Link: https://www.dropbox.com/developers

  2. Mark the Scoped access check, the App Folder access, give it a meaningful name and click on Create App.

  3. Give the app the required permissions (for this example we just need the surrounding permissions shown in the image), and press submit to save the changes.

  4. Go back to the Settings tab and press the Generate Access Token button.

  5. Copy the generated token and replace the content of the DROPBOX_TOKEN variable (within the main.py file).

  6. Then, go to the dropbox_api folder, and install the requirements:
    pip install --upgrade pip

  7. Run the main Python script file, and check that the test-file.pdf is in the Dropbox folder.

  8. If a “No module named 'pkg_resources'“ error appears, upgrade the setuptools:
    pip install setuptools --upgrade

Gratitude Section

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for taking the time to thoroughly review this project. I hope you found it helpful, detailed, and easy to understand. My ultimate goal was to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how the project works, and I hope that it has accomplished precisely that. Thank you for your time and effort.

Dropbox API Integration Sample
EQP Solutions, Esteban Quevedo January 24, 2024
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