Add classification to folder


Adds a classification to a folder by specifying the label of the classification to add.

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.

Request Body


The name of the classification to apply to this folder.

To list the available classifications in an enterprise, use the classification API to retrieve the classification template which lists all available classification keys.



Returns the classification template instance that was applied to the folder.

application/jsonClient error

Returns an error when the request body is not valid.

  • schema_validation_failed - The request body contains a value for a for a field that either does not exist, or for which the value or type does not match the expected field type. An example might be an unknown option for an enum or multiSelect field.
application/jsonClient error

Returns an error when the folder or metadata template was not found.

  • not_found - The folder could not be found, or the user does not have access to the folder.
  • instance_tuple_not_found - The metadata template was not found.
application/jsonClient error

Returns an error when an instance of this metadata template is already present on the folder.

  • tuple_already_exists - An instance of them metadata template already exists on the folder.
application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

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Request Example

curl -i -X POST "" \
     -H "authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     -d '{
       "Box__Security__Classification__Key": "Sensitive"
var folderId = "0";
var classification = new Dictionary<string, object>
    { "Box_Security_Classification_Key", "Sensitive" }

var classificationData = await client.MetadataManager.SetFolderMetadataAsync(folderId, classification, "enterprise", "securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo");
BoxFolder folder = new BoxFolder(api, "id");
Metadata metadata = new Metadata()
metadata.add(Metadata.CLASSIFICATION_KEY, "Sensitive")
folder.setMetadata(Metadata.CLASSIFICATION_TEMPLATE_KEY, Metadata.ENTERPRISE_METADATA_SCOPE, metadata);
classification = {
    'Box__Security__Classification__Key': 'Sensitive',
applied_metadata = client.folder(folder_id='11111').metadata(scope='enterprise', template='securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo').set(classification)
var classification = {
	Box__Security__Classification__Key: "Sensitive"
client.folders.addMetadata('11111', 'enterprise', 'securityClassification-6VMVochwUWo', classification)
	.then(metadata => {
		// the classification applied to the folder

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"