Share and Add a Member to a Folder

Learn how to share a folder and add one or more members to it with the Dropbox API.

In this lesson, we’ll explore two new endpoints of the sharing namespace, which include the following:

  • share_folder
  • add_folder_member

Share a folder

The /sharing/share_folder endpoint is used to create a shared link to a folder. This endpoint requires us to enable the sharing.write permission to do this task. Sometimes the sharing process can take a little long. If the process is finished within the wait time of the API call, it will return the response of the process. Otherwise, it will treat the process as asynchronous and return the ID of the asynchronous process.

Request parameters

Let’s see some of this endpoint’s parameters in the following table. We’ll use only the required parameters in our example code.

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