Box Data Source

Configuring SearchBlox

Before using Box Data Source, install SearchBlox successfully and create a Custom Collection.


Configuring Box Application

  • Please go to dev console after logging in Box
  • After opening Dev console create a new app
  • Create a custom app
  • Select the third option “Standard OAuth 2.0 (User Authentication)”
  • Create App
  • When checking App configuration, please note down client ID and client Secret. These values have to be provided in box_connector.yml file
  • Provide a redirect URI. Please use localhost and give a free port say 8085.
  • Save Changes

Configuration details of Box Data Source.

Accessing Connector UI



In Linux, make sure that necessary permissions have been provided to the folder /opt by using the CHMOD command for writing log files and executing jar files.

usernameBox application User Name
passwordBox application Password
data-directoryData Folder where the data needs to be stored. Make sure it has write permission.
api-keySearchBlox API Key
colnameThe name of the custom collection in SearchBlox.
urlSearchBlox URL
authURLBox Authorization URL
tokenURLBox API token URL
redirectUrlBox redirect URI
clientIdBox App Client ID
clientSecretBox App Client Secret
exclude-foldersFolders to exclude in Box.
max-folder-sizeMaximum size of static folder after which it should be sweeped in MB.
servlet url & delete-api-url:Make sure that the port number is right. If your SearchBlox runs in 8080 port the URLs should be right.
log-file-maxSizeMegabytes after which new file is created
log-file-maxBackupNumber of backups after which log file should be deleted
log-file-maxAgeNumber of days after which log files should be deleted