Welcome to the Box Developer Documentation

This site contains technical documentation of the Box APIs, guides, sample code, SDKs and client libraries, and much more.

Box is a cloud-based service that allows users to securely store, access, share, and collaborate on files across devices. In addition to web, mobile, and desktop applications, Box offers administrative capabilities to help manage unstructured data across an entire organization.

Box also offers an open platform with APIs and SDKs, known as the Box Platform, that developers can use for a variety of purposes.

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Usage Patterns

There are several ways to use the Box Platform APIs, either to enhance or extend the Box SaaS offering or to use the Box Platform services to enhance your own applications and services.

Getting Started

To get started, you can follow the Quickstart Guides, which will guide you through installing one of the SDKs and authenticating your application to Box. You can also explore short integration examples for common features of the Box APIs.

Tools & Resources

  • Box SDKs - server-side, client-side, and mobile SDKs for interacting with the Box API
  • Box CLI - a command line interface tool to interact and manage Box services
  • Box Elements - a collection of pre-built user interface components to add elements of the main Box application into your own applications.
  • Use Case Recipes for Box Admins - step-by-step tutorials for using the Box API for managing a Box deployment for your organization.
  • Box Postman Collection - build and test Box API requests in your browser with Postman.

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