Dropbox Integration

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Dropbox is a cloud storage solution for individuals and enterprises. Dropbox is used to manage, share, and collaborate on digital files. Dropbox can store most common file types and enables access for individuals anywhere across multiple platforms

By integrating your Bynder portal and Dropbox account you are able to seamlessly connect assets between the two by automatically moving assets in your Dropbox Account to Bynder, without downloading from Dropbox and re-uploading to Bynder. Non-Bynder users will now be able add assets in Dropbox and have them automatically added to your DAM.

How to enable the Dropbox Integration?

Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more about enabling the Dropbox Integration.

How to set up the Dropbox integration?

  1. Log in to Bynder and navigate tobrand_guidelines_image_settings.png Settings > Advanced settings> Portal settings

  2. Click Browse Integrations in the left sidebar then click Configure in the Dropbox section

  3. Enter a Name for this configuration

  4. If you've already configured a Bynder connection, it will be selected. If not, select New authentication to add your Bynder credentials:

    • Your authentication name: Enter a name for the authentication.

    • Domain: Enter your unique domain by copying the URL of your Bynder portal (including https://).

  5. Click Create, then Next.

  6. Select New authentication and then add new to log into your Dropbox account

  7. Navigate to your Dropbox account and copy the URL of the folder that you would like to sync with Bynder. Navigate back to Bynder and paste in the Dropbox Folder URL section.

  8. Include Sub-folders: You can choose whether sub-folders in the selected folder will also sync to Bynder.

    • Check the box if you would like assets in the sub-folders to be synced to Bynder.

    • Leave the box unchecked if only assets uploaded to the folder selected should be uploaded to Bynder.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Metadata Mapping: You can automatically add certain metaproperty values to all assets that are synced from Dropbox. For example, if you know that you’ll only be syncing images from Dropbox, you can set the Asset Type metaproperty to Images.

    1. Click Add a new mapping.

    2. Click Choose an option under Bynder Metaproperty and select a field from the dropdown.

    3. In the Value section, enter the option that the synced assets should be tagged with.

    4. Click Add a new mapping to add additional metaproperties.

  11. Click Next, then Finish

Note

Any supported file type can be added to your portal. For a complete list of file types click here.

How to use the integration

After configuration, all selected assets in the selected Dropbox folder(s) will upload to your portal’s Asset Bank after about 2 hours. Moving forward, any assets added or moved to the selected folder (or subfolders) in the configured Dropbox account will automatically be uploaded to the Asset Bank after about 2 hours.

If you delete an asset from your Dropbox account, it will not automatically be reuploaded to your Bynder DAM. If you delete a Dropbox asset from your Bynder DAM it will remain in your Dropbox account.

Edit the integration

If you would like to disable the integration, update your synced folder, or edit your Dropbox credentials, you can edit the configuration.

  1. Navigate to Settings >Advanced settings >Portal settings

  2. Click Active Integrations in the left sidebar, then Edit in the section of the connection that you would like to update

  3. Make your changes, then click Save

FAQ

Which file types are supported?

Any supported file type can be added to your portal. For a complete list of file types click here.

What happens to the asset if I delete it from my Bynder portal (or visa versa)?

If you delete an asset from your Bynder portal the asset will remain in your Dropbox account, and if you delete an asset from your Dropbox account it will remain in your Bynder portal.

Does the integration support versions?

At this time it does not support versioning.

Is a specific Dropbox account type required for the integration?

No, any account type will work for the integration.

What if we have multiple Dropbox accounts or folders that we want to sync?

Each Dropbox account or folder will need to be configured and connected. There is not currently a limit to how many accounts that you can configure.

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