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Node Box SDK

https://github.com/adityamukho/node-box-sdk

Node.js client for the Box.com Content API.

Supported Features

  • All File Ops
  • All Folder Ops
  • Events - Long Polling
  • Search

The SDK aims to abstract away the intricacies of authentication, refreshing tokens, etc. as far as possible. Hence, you will not find explicit methods to perform low-level operations.

All legitimate public methods map to the high level functionality described in the Content API docs.

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install box-sdk

Running Standalone

var box_sdk = require('box-sdk');

var logLevel = 'debug'; //default log level on construction is info

//Default host: localhost
var box = box_sdk.Box({
  client_id: 'client id',
  client_secret: 'client secret',
  port: 9999,
  host: 'somehost' //default localhost
}, logLevel);
var connection = box.getConnection([email protected]');

//Navigate user to the auth URL
console.log(connection.getAuthURL());

connection.ready(function () {
  connection.getFolderItems(0, {limit: 1}, function (err, result) {
    if (err) {
      console.error(JSON.stringify(err.context_info));
    }
    console.dir(result);
  });
});

Running with Passport authentication under Express

Note: There is a complete express example in this gist.

var express = require('express'),
  passport = require('passport'),
  BoxStrategy = require('passport-box').Strategy,
  box_sdk = require('../../..');

...

var box = box_sdk.Box();

...

passport.use(new BoxStrategy({
  clientID: BOX_CLIENT_ID,
  clientSecret: BOX_CLIENT_SECRET,
  callbackURL: "http://127.0.0.1:" + PORT + "/auth/box/callback"
}, box.authenticate()));

...

var app = express();

...

app.get('/auth/box', passport.authenticate('box'), function (req, res) {});

app.get('/auth/box/callback',
  passport.authenticate('box', {
    failureRedirect: '/login'
  }),
  function (req, res) {
    res.redirect('/');
  });

app.get('/', function (req, res) {
  var opts = {
    user: req.user
  };
  if (req.user) {
    var connection = box.getConnection(req.user.login);
    connection.ready(function () {
      connection.getFolderItems(0, null, function (err, result) {
        if (err) {
          opts.body = err;
        } else {
          opts.body = result;
        }
        res.render('index', opts);
      });
    });
  } else {
    res.render('index', opts);
  }
});

Long Polling

var connection = box.getConnection([email protected]');

//Navigate user to the auth URL
console.log(connection.getAuthURL());

connection.ready(function () {
  connection.startLongPolling();

  //Monologue subscription filter to catch all polling events
  connection.on('polling.event.#', function (data) {
    console.log('Received event: %s', data.event_type);

    //Handle event
    ...
  });
  connection.on('polling.end', function() {
    //Continue with post-polling ops
    ...
  });
  connection.on('polling.error', function (err) {
    console.error(err);
  });

  //Conquer the universe, etc
  ...

  //In some block later...
  //connection.stopLongPolling();
};

Testing

Before running your tests locally, copy test/env.json.example to test/env.json and fill in correct values for the environment variables to be imported during testing.

The casperjs and phantomjs executables must be available in the enviroment path. Usually it is enough to run:

$ (sudo) npm install -g phantomjs
$ (sudo) npm install -g casperjs

Run all tests with:

$ grunt mochaTest

The files under test/integration are completely self-contained, and hence can be run independently. For example:

$ grunt mochaTest --target=./test/integration/api/content/folders-test.js

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

License

Licensed under the MIT license.

Copyright © 2014-2015 Aditya Mukhopadhyay
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