Update shared link on folder


Updates a shared link on a folder.



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://*.app.box.com/folder/123 the folder_id is 123.

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

Query Parameters

stringin queryrequired

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

Request Body


application/jsonFolder (Full)

Returns a basic representation of the folder, 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 folder is not found, or the user does not have access to the folder.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the folder_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 folder. This indicates that the folder has changed since it was last requested.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

Update shared link on folder
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Request Example

curl -i -X PUT "https://api.box.com/2.0/folders/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
BoxFolder folder = new BoxFolder(api, "id");
BoxSharedLinkRequest sharedLinkRequest = new BoxSharedLinkRequest()
    .permissions(true, true);

BoxSharedLink sharedLink = folder.createSharedLink(sharedLinkRequest);

Response Example

  "id": "12345",
  "type": "folder",
  "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": false