Configuring Your Dropbox Account App

Before creating Dropbox Watch Publisher or a Dropbox Subscriber on a Dropbox account, you must configure the account with an app and generate an OAuth2 access token for it.

  1. Login to your Dropbox account and navigate to
  2. On the My apps page, click Create app.
  3. On the Create a new app on the Dropbox Platform page:
    1. Choose an API: Select Dropbox API.
    2. Choose the type of access you need: Select Full Dropbox.
    3. Name your app: Provide a name for your app.
    4. Review the Dropbox API Terms and Conditions and check the box.
    5. Click Create app. A page opens for your app.
  4. On the Permissions tab, enable the following permissions:
    • files.metadata.write
    • files.content.write
  5. On the Settings tab:
    1. Under OAuth2 > Generated access token, click Generate.
    2. Copy the generated token.