Update shared link on file


Updates a shared link on a file.



Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired

The unique identifier that represents a file.

The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the URL https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

Query Parameters

stringin queryrequired

Explicitly request the shared_link fields to be returned for this item.

Request Body


application/jsonFile (Full)

Returns a basic representation of the file, with the updated shared link attached.

application/jsonClient error

Returned when there is an incorrect permission combination

application/jsonClient error

Returned when the access token provided in the Authorization header is not recognized or not provided.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the user does not have all the permissions to complete the update.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the file is not found, or the user does not have access to the file.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the file_id is not in a recognized format.

application/jsonClient error

Returns an error when the If-Match header does not match the current etag value of the file. This indicates that the file has changed since it was last requested.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

Update shared link on file
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Request Example

curl -i -X PUT "https://api.box.com/2.0/files/32423234?fields=shared_link" \
     -H "authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" \
     -d '{
       "shared_link": {
         "access": "open",
         "password": "mypassword",
         "unshared_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
         "permissions": {
           "can_download": false
BoxFile file = new BoxFile(api, "id");
BoxSharedLinkRequest sharedLinkRequest = new BoxSharedLinkRequest()
    .permissions(true, true);
BoxSharedLink sharedLink = file.createSharedLink(sharedLinkRequest);

Response Example

  "id": "12345",
  "type": "file",
  "etag": "1",
  "shared_link": {
    "url": "https://app.box.com/s/kwio6b4ovt1264rnfbyqo1",
    "download_url": "https://app.box.com/shared/static/kwio6b4ovt1264rnfbyqo1.pdf",
    "vanity_url": null,
    "vanity_name": null,
    "effective_access": "open",
    "effective_permission": "can_download",
    "is_password_enabled": false,
    "unshared_at": "2020-09-21T10:34:41-07:00",
    "download_count": 0,
    "preview_count": 0,
    "access": "open",
    "permissions": {
      "can_preview": true,
      "can_download": true,
      "can_edit": true