Integrations Types

Integrations Types

There are two types of Web App Integrations.

In a popup integration, Box opens a panel and loads the application's callback URL configured for the integration. The application can display its own user interface for the integration in the popup.

The integration receives a short-lived authorization code with this request, which can be used to connect to the Box APIs, exchange the code for an Access Token, and then use that to make API calls to Box.

Popup panels use HTML <iframe> tags to display the embedded content. To protect the security of Box's content, callback URLs should use SSL, and the response from the callback URL should include an X-Frame-Options header set to a random string value.

Server-side Integration

In a server integration, accepting the confirmation prompt sends a request to the final callback URL of the application without providing any extra UI to the user.

The integration receives a short-lived authorization code with this request, which can be used to connect to the Box APIs, exchange the code for an Access Token, and then use that to make API calls to Box.