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Cloud Connector to Dropbox for JIRA

sunday 27 april 2014 at 20h30

Categories : Atlassian add-on

The plugin Cloud Connector to Dropbox for Atlassian JIRA allows to show and manage content of multiple Dropbox accounts in your projects or issues.

Installation

The process of installing is as same as for other plugins and documentation to it is provided by Atlassian.

Installation

Administration

It is very easy to configure plugin. Administration page allows you to set up dropbox accounts that you want to use on pages. Just click on Configure in plugin detail or click on Dropbox Configuration in the left panel of Conluence Admin and you will be redirected to the administration page.

License

Edit License

If you are using UPM of version lower than 2.0 you will need to set the license here. After click on the button you will be redirected to the page with all details where you can add/edit the license. If your UPM is newer then you can change the license only in plugin details.

Admin Configuration page

Add Dropbox Account

You need to fill n following fields to connect your Confluence instance with Dropbox Account:

  • Name - A name of your dropbox account that will be used in the Confluence
  • Dropbox Access Token - A string that allows Confluence to communicate with your Dropbox Account.

New Account

If the authorization of your Confluence instance in Dropbox is successful then you will see the information about your Dropbox Account in following fields:

  • Dropbox User ID
  • Dropbox Account Name

How to retrieve Dropbox Access Token?

You need to click on the button next to the field Dropbox Access Token and follow the instructions in the popup.

Authorize Dropbox

  1. Click the button
  2. Sign in Dropbox if you are not.
  3. Click on Allow
  4. Copy the string with access token bellow the text "Enter this code into Cloud Connector to Dbx to finish the process."

Allow application in Dropbox

Dropbox authorization key

Edit account

Simply click on button Edit and you can change the name or access token of Dropbox Account.

Edit Account

Edit Account Dialog

Delete account

If you want to delete an account just click on Delete button that belongs to an account and then you need to confirm the deletion of selected Dropbox account in the popup.

Delete Account

Delete Account Dialog

Active/Inactive

Each account can be in active or inactive mode. You don't need to remove an account if you don't want to use it. Thus you can make it as inactive and it won't appears in the macro, link browser, image dialog.

Make account inactive

Freshly created account is in inactive mode. So, don't forget to make it active if you want to use it.

Make account active

Dropbox Integration

User can see the content of configured Dropbox accounts on two places:

  • Project detail page
  • Issue detail page

Each detail page has own configuration of content look.

Project

Project Dropbox

Configuration

The configuration page allows user to configure global settings of content look for all project issues.

The parameters:

  • Dropbox Accounts - List of Dropbox Accounts that will be listed in the macro. If no account is selected that all active accounts will be used.
  • Path - Set the default Folder, that will be shown when the macro is loaded. If more accounts are chosen then home folder "/" will be used as a default value.
  • Allow Uploading - Allows to upload files to the shown Dropbox Account.
  • Allow Searching - Allows to search on the shown Dropbox Account.
  • Allow Root - Mark the chosen folder as root. You cannot traverse above that folder, only traverse down.
  • Allow Traversing - Allows moving through folders to reach other files or folders.

Project Dropbox Configuration

Issue

Issue Dropbox

Configuration

To define specific Dropbox content or to reduce the functionality you need to click on Manage Dropbox button in the dropdown of Dropbox block content. This configuration page allows you define unique properties of Dropbox properties of currently viewed Issue. Also this configuration overrides the configuration of project.

The parameters:

  • Dropbox Accounts - List of Dropbox Accounts that will be listed in the macro. If no account is selected that all active accounts will be used.
  • Path - Set the default Folder, that will be shown when the macro is loaded. If more accounts are chosen then home folder "/" will be used as a default value.
  • Allow Uploading - Allows to upload files to the shown Dropbox Account.
  • Allow Searching - Allows to search on the shown Dropbox Account.
  • Allow Root - Mark the chosen folder as root. You cannot traverse above that folder, only traverse down.
  • Allow Traversing - Allows moving through folders to reach other files or folders.

Issue Dropbox Configuration

Support

If you spot incorrect behaviour of this plugin or if you need more detailed guidance how to use this plugin, please, leave comment contact support@decoy.sk.

We are also looking for your feedback, opinions and ideas on how we can improve this add-on. So, feel free to contact us on above email address.


Enjoy the great features of this plugin!

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