The Box API supports a variety of users, ranging from real employees logging in with their Managed User account, to applications using App Users to drive powerful automation workflows.
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Managing the onboarding and offboarding of employees, customers, and users is a common requirement in the lifespan of a Box application.
During account provisioning the main tasks that will be needed will be:
- How to create new app and managed user accounts to represent the users.
- How to instantiate the new user account with common or repeatable folder and file architectures.
During account deprovisioning the main tasks that will be needed will be:
- How to transfer files and folders from one account to another for offboarding.
- How to delete user accounts.