Documentation Version: er2.0.28-docs-1.1


ER2 currently supports only Dropbox for Individuals.

This section covers the following topics:

Dropbox has updated their API. Upgrade to ER 2.0.21 and later to continue scanning Dropbox Targets.
Instructions for configuring a cloud service account's security settings are provided here for the user's convenience only. For the most up-to-date instructions, please consult the cloud service provider's official documentation.

General Requirements

Set Up Dropbox as a Target Location

  1. From the New Search page, Add Targets.
  2. In the Select Target Type dialog box, select Dropbox.
  3. In the Dropbox Details section, fill in the following fields:

    Field Description
    Dropbox DomainEnter your Dropbox email address.
    Dropbox Account Authorization

    Obtain the Dropbox access code:

    1. Click Dropbox Account Authorization. The Dropbox account authorization page opens in a new browser window.
    2. In the Dropbox account authorization page:
      1. Enter your user name and password. Click Sign in.
      2. Click Allow.
    3. Copy the Access Code.

    Access CodeEnter the Access Code obtained during Dropbox Account Authorization.
    Agent to act as proxy hostSelect a Proxy Agent host with direct Internet access.
  4. Click Test. If ER2 can connect to the Target, the button changes to a Commit button.
  5. Click Commit to add the Target.

Edit Dropbox Target Path

To scan a specific file or folder in Dropbox:

  1. Set Up Dropbox as a Target Location
  2. In the Select Locations section, select your Dropbox Target location and click Edit.
  3. In the Edit Dropbox Location dialog box, enter the Path to scan. Use the following syntax:
    Path Syntax
    Specific folder<folder_name>
    Specific file<[folder_name/]file_name.txt>
  4. Click on Dropbox Account Authorization and follow the on-screen instructions. Enter the Access Code obtained into the Access Code field.

    Each additional location requires you to generate a new Access Code for use with ER2.

  5. Click Test and then Commit to save the path to the Target location.