Get web link

get
https://api.box.com/2.0
/web_links/:web_link_id

Retrieve information about a web link.

Request

Bearer [ACCESS_TOKEN]
application/json

Path Parameters

Request Headers

stringin header
optional
shared_link=[link]&shared_link_password=[password]

The URL, and optional password, for the shared link of this item.

This header can be used to access items that have not been explicitly shared with a user.

Use the format shared_link=[link] or if a password is required then use shared_link=[link]&shared_link_password=[password].

This header can be used on the file or folder shared, as well as on any files or folders nested within the item.

Response

application/jsonWeb link (Standard)

Returns the web link object.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

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Get web link
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Request Example

cURL
curl -X GET https://api.box.com/2.0/web_links/12345 \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>'
.NET
BoxWebLink link = await client.WebLinksManager.GetWebLinkAsync("11111");
Java
BoxWebLink webLink = new BoxWebLink(api, id);
BoxWebLink.Info webLinkInfo = webLink.getInfo();
Python
web_link = client.web_link(web_link_id='12345').get()
print('Web Link ID is {0} and its type is {1}'.format(web_link.id, web_link.type))
Node
client.weblinks.get('11111')
	.then(weblink => {
		/* weblink -> {
			type: 'web_link',
			id: '11111',
			sequence_id: '0',
			etag: '0',
			name: 'Box Website!',
			url: 'https://www.box.com',
			created_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' },
			created_at: '2015-05-07T15:00:01-07:00',
			modified_at: '2015-05-07T15:00:01-07:00',
			parent: 
			{ type: 'folder',
				id: '22222',
				sequence_id: '1',
				etag: '1',
				name: 'Bookmarks' },
			description: 'Enterprise Cloud Content Management',
			item_status: 'active',
			trashed_at: null,
			purged_at: null,
			shared_link: null,
			path_collection: 
			{ total_count: 2,
				entries: 
				[ { type: 'folder',
					id: '0',
					sequence_id: null,
					etag: null,
					name: 'All Files' },
					{ type: 'folder',
					id: '22222',
					sequence_id: '1',
					etag: '1',
					name: 'Bookmarks' } ] },
			modified_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' },
			owned_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' } }
		*/
	});

Response Example

{
  "id": 11446498,
  "type": "web_link",
  "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "created_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "login": "ceo@example.com",
    "name": "Aaron Levie"
  },
  "description": "Example page",
  "etag": 1,
  "item_status": "active",
  "modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "modified_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "login": "ceo@example.com",
    "name": "Aaron Levie"
  },
  "name": "My Bookmark",
  "owned_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "login": "ceo@example.com",
    "name": "Aaron Levie"
  },
  "parent": {
    "id": 12345,
    "type": "folder",
    "etag": 1,
    "name": "Contracts",
    "sequence_id": 3
  },
  "path_collection": [
    {
      "id": 12345,
      "etag": 1,
      "type": "folder",
      "sequence_id": 3,
      "name": "Contracts"
    }
  ],
  "purged_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "sequence_id": 3,
  "shared_link": {
    "access": "open",
    "download_count": 3,
    "download_url": "https://www.box.com/shared/static/rh935iit6ewrmw0unyul.jpeg",
    "effective_access": "company",
    "effective_permission": "can_download",
    "is_password_enabled": true,
    "permissions": {
      "can_download": true,
      "can_preview": true
    },
    "preview_count": 3,
    "unshared_at": "2018-04-13T13:53:23-07:00",
    "url": "https://www.box.com/s/vspke7y05sb214wjokpk",
    "vanity_url": "https://acme.app.box.com/v/my_url/"
  },
  "trashed_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "url": "https://www.example.com/example/1234"
}