Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Using Box.com Programmaticly - Part 2

Also see: Part 1 post on Using Box.com

Overview:  The last post outlines programmatic access box.  This post shall do the same but use the JWT approach that does not expire the access token.

Steps:
  1. Setup the JWT
  2. Retrieve the config.json file
  3. Program out access as shown below using the .NET SDK for Box.com:
        private static BoxClient GetAuthenticatedClient()
        {
            try
            {
                IBoxConfig config = null;
                using (FileStream fs = new FileStream(ConfigSettings.ConfigFilePath, FileMode.Open))
                {
                    config = BoxConfig.CreateFromJsonFile(fs);
                }
                var jwt = new BoxJWTAuth(config);
                var userToken = jwt.UserToken(ConfigSettings.UserId);
                return jwt.UserClient(userToken, ConfigSettings.UserId);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Utilities.WriteLog("GetAuthenticatedClient", ex.Message, ex.StackTrace);
            }
            return null;
        }

var fr = new BoxFolderRequest                {
            Name = FolderName,
            Description = "Created through code",
            Parent = new BoxRequestEntity { Id = "6665556661"}

            };   // Specify the new folder details
BoxClient = GetAuthenticatedClient();
var folder = BoxClient.FoldersManager.CreateAsync(fr, null).Result;  // Create a new folder

Alternatively create the JWT by hand and don't use the SDK's:



Friday, 1 February 2019

Modern Architecture - 50,000 foot

Overview:  I was talking to the board of a company yesterday and they asked me about Modern architectures.  The diagram, below is the most simplistic view I could make of designing an architecture that is technology agnostic.