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Get classification on folder


Retrieves the classification metadata instance that has been applied to a folder.

This API can also be called by including the enterprise ID in the URL explicitly, for example /folders/:id//enterprise_12345/securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo.



Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired

The unique identifier that represent a folder.

The ID for any folder can be determined by visiting this folder in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the URL https://* the folder_id is 123.

The root folder of a Box account is always represented by the ID 0.



Returns an instance of the securityClassification metadata template, which contains a Box__Security__Classification__Key field that lists all the classifications available to this enterprise.

application/jsonClient error

Returned when the request parameters are not valid.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the metadata template specified was not applied to this folder or the user does not have access to the folder.

  • instance_not_found - The metadata template was not applied to the folder.
application/jsonClient error

Returned when the method was not allowed.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

Get classification on folder
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Request Example

curl -i -X GET "" \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
BoxFolder folder = new BoxFolder(api, "id");
Metadata metadata = folder.getMetadata(Metadata.CLASSIFICATION_TEMPLATE_KEY);
metadata = client.folder(folder_id='11111').metadata(scope='enterprise', template='securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo').get()
client.folders.getMetadata('11111', 'enterprise', 'securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo')
	.then(metadata => {
		// the metadata instance, which includes the applied metadata

Response Example

  "$canEdit": true,
  "$parent": "folder_59449484661,",
  "$scope": "enterprise_27335",
  "$template": "securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo",
  "$type": "securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo-fd31537a-0f95-4d86-9f2b-5974a29978f8",
  "$typeVersion": 5,
  "$version": 1,
  "Box__Security__Classification__Key": "Sensitive"