box-sdk

Node.js client for Box Content API

Node Box SDK

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

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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.

Install the module with: npm install box-sdk

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('some.email@example.com');
 
//Navigate user to the auth URL 
console.log(connection.getAuthURL());
 
connection.ready(function () {
  connection.getFolderItems(0, {limit: 1}, function (errresult) {
    if (err) {
      console.error(JSON.stringify(err.context_info));
    }
    console.dir(result);
  });
});

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 (reqres) {});
 
app.get('/auth/box/callback',
  passport.authenticate('box', {
    failureRedirect: '/login'
  }),
  function (reqres) {
    res.redirect('/');
  });
 
app.get('/', function (reqres) {
  var opts = {
    user: req.user
  };
  if (req.user) {
    var connection = box.getConnection(req.user.login);
    connection.ready(function () {
      connection.getFolderItems(0, null, function (errresult) {
        if (err) {
          opts.body = err;
        } else {
          opts.body = result;
        }
        res.render('index', opts);
      });
    });
  } else {
    res.render('index', opts);
  }
});
var connection = box.getConnection('some.email@example.com');
 
//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(); 
};

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

API documentation is generated by running:

$ grunt jsdoc

The generated documentation is available in the dist/docs folder. An up-to-date online version is hosted at http://adityamukho.github.io/node-box-sdk/ .

Complete tutorials will soon be added to the documentation. In the meantime, have a look at the included test cases to get an idea of how the SDK is used.

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.

Copyright (c) 2014-2015 Aditya Mukhopadhyay

Licensed under the MIT license.