Dropbox (TMS)

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This integration will be deprecated as of December 15, 2023. If requiring an alternate solution, communicate with your Customer Service Manager and consider either a custom solution or using an API.

Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service designed to integrate with most operating systems and devices, sync content in real-time across multiple devices, and act as a backup data repository for data.

Dropbox connector allows the downloading of source files and uploading of target files directly to/from the Dropbox repository. The connector uses the Dropbox API to implement the integration.

Dropbox Paper is not supported.

Use Cases

There are a number of use cases for the connector:

  • Project managers can add files directly to projects from an online repository.

  • Set up the submitter portal to allow Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository.

  • Use automated project creation (APC) to have new projects automatically created when a change in the last modified date is detected for monitored files or a folder.

    • Selected files are imported the very first time APC runs. All files are imported when a folder is monitored.

    • This connector supports absolute path setting.

  • Set up continuous jobs to have selected files monitored for changes.

Phrase TMS Settings


If accessing from a custom domain (ex., open an incognito browser window and log in via or to apply the authentication required for the creation or saving of the connector. After saving, the connector can be accessed via the custom domain.

  1. From the Settings Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Integrations section.

  2. Click on Connectors.

    The Connectors page opens.

  3. Click New.

    The Create page opens.

  4. Provide a name for the connection and change the Type to Dropbox .

  5. Click Connect to Dropbox.

    A popup window or a new tab will appear requesting authorization.

    • If successful, a small checkmark appears next to the Connect to Dropbox button.

    • If the connector becomes invalid, a red exclamation mark will be displayed and the Dropbox connector’s edit dialog will show a Re-authenticate button that is used to re-establish the connection.

      Reasons for invalidation:

      • The authorization token expires after a long period of inactivity.

      • Users revoke access.

      • Users change their credentials.

  6. Click Save.

    The connector is added to the list on the Connectors page.

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