Cloud Storage 2022 Java Edition
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Dropbox Class

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The Dropbox class makes it easy to upload, download, and manage files and folders within Dropbox.

Syntax

cloudstorage.Dropbox

Remarks

The Dropbox class provides a simple interface to working with Dropbox. Capabilities include uploading and downloading files, strong encryption support, creating folders, moving and copying resources, and more.

Authentication

This class requires authentication via OAuth 2.0. First, perform OAuth authentication using the OAuth property to set the appropriate fields for the chosen ClientProfile and GrantType.

The class has the following defaults:

Authorization Server URL "https://www.dropbox.com/oauth2/authorize"
Token Server URL "https://api.dropboxapi.com/oauth2/token"

Below is a brief description of the different ClientProfile and GrantType values that are supported by this class. For a more in-depth description of what needs to be set, refer to the service documentation.

Application Profile

This profile encompasses the most basic grant types that OAuth supports. When this profile is set, all the requests and response handling is done by the class. Depending on the grant type, this may involve launching a browser so a user can login to authenticate with a authorization server. It may also involve starting an embedded web server to receive a response from a redirect.

To start the authentication and authorization process, the Authorize method should be called. If the authorization and authentication was successful, then the AccessToken field will be populated. Additionally, if a refresh token was provided the RefreshToken field will be populated as well. These values of the fields are for informational purposes. The class will also cache these tokens along with when the AccessToken will be expired. When a method that makes requests to the service provider is called or the Authorize method is called the class will automatically check to see if the access token is expired. If it is, it will then automatically try to get a new AccessToken. If the Authorize method was not used and user interaction would be required, the class will throw an error which can be caught. When user interaction is needed depends on what grant type is set in the GrantType field. To force the component to only check the access token when the Authorize method is called, the OAuthAutomaticRefresh configuration setting can be set to false.

A brief description of the supported values for the GrantType field are below. For more information, see the service documentation.

Authorization Code

When using the Authorization Code grant type, the class will use an authorization code to get an access token. For this GrantType the class expects a ClientId, ClientSecret, ServerAuthURL, and ServerTokenURL to be set. When the Authorize method is called, the component will start the embedded web server and launch the browser so the user can authorize the application. Once the user authorizes, the service provider will redirect them to the embedded web server and the class will parse the authorization code, setting the AuthorizationCode field, from the redirect. Immediately, the class will make a request to the token server to exchange the authorization code for an access token. The token server will return an access token and possibly a refresh token. If the RefreshToken field is set, or a refresh token is cached, then the class will not launch the browser and use the refresh token in its request to the token server instead of an authorization code.

Example: Dropbox dropbox = new Dropbox(); dropbox.OAuth.ClientProfile = OAuthClientProfiles.cocpApplication; dropbox.OAuth.GrantType = OAuthGrantTypes.cogtAuthorizationCode; dropbox.OAuth.ClientId = CLIENT_ID; dropbox.OAuth.ClientSecret = CLIENT_SECRET; dropbox.Config("OAuthWebServerPort=PORT"); // http://localhost:PORT needs to be a registered redirect URL for the app dropbox.Authorize();

Implicit

Note: This grant type is considered insecure and should only be used when necessary.

When using the Implicit grant type, the class will request the authorization server to get an access token. For this GrantType the class expects a ClientId, ClientSecret, and ServerAuthURL to be set. When the Authorize method is called, the component will start the embedded web server and launch the browser so the user can authorize the application. Once the user authorizes, the service provider will redirect them to the embedded web server and the class will parse the access token from the redirect.

A disadvantage of the grant type is that can not use a refresh token to silently get a new access token. Most service providers offer a way to silently get a new access token. See the service documentation for specifics. This means the class will not be able to automatically get a fresh token once it expires.

Web Profile

This profile is similar to setting the class to the Application profile and Authorization Code grant type except the class will not launch the browser. It is typically used in situations where there is a back-end that is supporting some front end. This profile expects that ClientId, ClientSecret, ServerAuthURL, ServerTokenURL, and the ReturnURL fields to be set. Before calling the Authorize method, the WebAuthURL field should be queried to get a URL. This URL should be used to redirect the user to the authorization page for the service provider. The redirect_uri parameter of this URL is mapped to the ReturnURL field. The ReturnURL field should be set to some web server that will parse the authorization code out of the query parameter from the redirect. Once the authorization code is parsed, it should be passed back to the server where it is then set to the AuthorizationCode field. Once that is set, the Authorize method can be called to exchange the authorization code for an access token and refresh token if provided. The class will then cache these values like normal and use them to make requests. If the RefreshToken field is set, or a refresh token is cached, then the Authorize method can immediately be called to make a request to the token server to get a new access token.

External OAuth Support

For complex profiles or grant types, or for more control of the flow, it is possible to perform OAuth authentication using the OAuth class or a separate process. Once complete you should have an authorization string which looks like:
Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN_VALUE

Assign this value to the Authorization property before attempting any operations. Setting the Authorization property will cause the class to ignore the values set in the OAuth property.

For Example: Oauth oauth = new Oauth(); oauth.GrantType = OauthGrantTypes.ogtAuthorizationCode; oauth.ClientId = "CLIENT_ID"; oauth.ClientSecret = "CLIENT_SECRET"; oauth.ServerAuthURL = "https://www.dropbox.com/oauth2/authorize"; oauth.ServerTokenURL = "https://api.dropboxapi.com/oauth2/token"; oauth.WebServerPort = PORT; // http://localhost:PORT needs to be a registered redirect URL for the app dropbox.Authorization = oauth.GetAuthorization(); Consult the documentation for the service for more information about supported scope values and more details on OAuth authentication.

Addressing Resources

Dropbox typically allows resources to be addressed in multiple ways:

  • Using a path (e.g., /path/to/resource.txt).
  • Using a resource Id (e.g, id:xxxxx).
  • Using an Id-based relative path (e.g., id:xxxxx/relative/path/test.txt, where the Id is that of a folder resource).
  • For certain methods, using a revision Id (e.g., rev:xxxxx).
The documentation for this class's methods will always note which of the above options are acceptable for each applicable method parameter.

Listing Resources

ListResources lists resources within the specified folder. Calling this method will fire the ResourceList event once for each resource, and will also populate the Resources collection.

If there are still more resources available to list when this method returns, the ResourceMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until ResourceMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the Resources collection. // ResourceList event handler. dropbox.OnResourceList += (s, e) => { Console.WriteLine(e.Name); }; do { dropbox.ListResources("/work_files/serious_business/cats"); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Process resources here. } } while (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(dropbox.ResourceMarker));

Downloading Files

The DownloadFile method downloads file resources.

If a stream has been specified using SetDownloadStream, the file data will be sent through it. If a stream is not specified, and LocalFile is set, the file will be saved to the specified location; otherwise, the file data will be held by ResourceData.

To download and decrypt an encrypted file, set EncryptionAlgorithm and EncryptionPassword before calling this method.

Download Notes

In the simplest use-case, downloading a file looks like this: dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id);

Resuming Downloads

The class also supports resuming failed downloads by using the StartByte property. If a download is interrupted, set StartByte to the appropriate offset before calling this method to resume the download. string downloadFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.LocalFile = downloadFile; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id); //The transfer is interrupted and DownloadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download: //Get the size of the partially downloaded file dropbox.StartByte = new FileInfo(downloadFile).Length; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id);

Resuming Encrypted File Downloads

Resuming encrypted file downloads is only supported when LocalFile was set in the initial download attempt.

If LocalFile is set when beginning an encrypted download, the class creates a temporary file in TempPath to hold the encrypted data until the download is complete. If the download is interrupted, DownloadTempFile will be populated with the path of the temporary file that holds the partial data.

To resume, DownloadTempFile must be populated, along with StartByte, to allow the remainder of the encrypted data to be downloaded. Once the encrypted data is downloaded it will be decrypted and written to LocalFile. dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.EncryptionPassword = "password"; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id); //The transfer is interrupted and DownloadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download: //Get the size of the partially download temp file dropbox.StartByte = new FileInfo(dropbox.Config("DownloadTempFile")).Length; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id);

Uploading Files

The UploadFile method uploads new file resources.

If SetUploadStream has been used to set an upload stream, it will take priority as the file data source. If LocalFile is set the file will be uploaded from the specified path. If LocalFile is not set the data in ResourceData will be used.

To encrypt the file before uploading it, set EncryptionAlgorithm and EncryptionPassword.

Upload Notes

Dropbox offers two ways to upload a file. For smaller files a simple upload option is provided to upload data in one request. This is the default option. For larger files, uploads can be fragmented into multiple pieces, allowing resuming of uploads that may be interrupted.

Simple

By default the class uses the simple upload mechanism. dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.UploadFile("/MyFile.zip");

Resumable

To enable resumable uploads set UseResumableUpload to true. This is recommended for large files. The class will automatically fragment the specified file into smaller pieces and upload each individually. FragmentSize may be set to specify the size of the fragment if desired. The default fragment size is 10 MB.

When UseResumableUpload is set to true and UploadFile is called, a resumable upload session is started by the class. UploadSessionId is populated with a resumable upload session Id identifying the session (this value may be needed for additional operations if the upload does not complete normally).

During a resumable upload, the FragmentComplete event fires after each fragment is uploaded to indicate overall progress. The class also updates StartByte as necessary to indicate the current offset in the file.

If the upload is interrupted for any reason, resuming it is easy. First, verify that UploadSessionId and StartByte are populated (if the same instance of the class is used, they should already be populated, and no special action should be needed). If uploading from a stream, be sure to reset its position to where it was the first time the upload was started (typically the beginning). Then call UploadFile again to resume the upload at the specified StartByte offset.

Note that if the upload is not resumed after some time the upload session will expire. dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip"); //The transfer is interrupted and UploadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download. //Using the same instance StartByte and ResumeURL are already populated from the previous //upload attempt. dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip"); MemoryStream uploadStream = new MemoryStream(File.ReadAllBytes("../MyFile.zip")); dropbox.SetUploadStream(uploadStream); dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip"); //The transfer is interrupted and UploadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download. //Using the same instance StartByte and ResumeURL are already populated from the previous //upload attempt. //You MUST reset the stream's position to where it was when you first started the upload! uploadStream.Position = 0; dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip");

Additional Functionality

The Dropbox class offers advanced functionality beyond simple uploads and downloads. For instance:

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AccountDetails about the current user's account and space usage.
AuthorizationOAuth 2.0 Authorization Token.
ChangeMarkerA marker indicating what page of changes to return next.
DownloadTypeThe download type to use for file resources.
EncryptionAlgorithmThe encryption algorithm.
EncryptionPasswordThe encryption password.
FirewallA set of properties related to firewall access.
IdleThe current status of the class.
LocalFileThe location of the local file.
LocalHostThe name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.
NextChangeMarkerA marker indicating what page of changes to return in the future.
OAuthThis property holds the OAuth Settings.
OtherHeadersThis property includes other headers as determined by the user (optional).
OverwriteWhether to overwrite the local or remote file.
ParsedHeadersThis property includes a collection of headers returned from the last request.
ProxyThis property includes a set of properties related to proxy access.
QueryParamsAdditional query parameters to be included in the request.
ResourceDataThe data that was downloaded, or that should be uploaded.
ResourceMarkerA marker indicating what page of resources to return next.
ResourcesA collection of resources.
SearchCategoriesResource categories to restrict the search to.
SearchFileExtensionsFile extensions to restrict the search to.
SearchKindThe kind of resources to search for.
SearchMarkerA marker indicating what page of search results to return next.
SearchNamesOnlyWhether to match against resource names only when searching.
SharedLinkMarkerA marker indicating what page of shared links to return next.
SharedLinksA collection of shared links created by the current user.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the class to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.
SSLProviderThis specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.
SSLServerCertThe server certificate for the last established connection.
StartByteThe byte offset from which to start the upload or download.
TimeoutA timeout for the class.
UploadSessionIdThe Id of the resumable upload session.
UseResumableUploadWhether to use resumable uploads.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AddQueryParamAdds a query parameter to the QueryParams properties.
AuthorizeGet the authorization string required to access the protected resource.
CalcAuthorizationCalculates the Authorization header based on provided credentials.
ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
CopyResourceCopies a resource.
CreateFolderCreates a new folder resource.
CreateLinkCreates a shared link for a resource.
DeleteResourceDeletes a resource.
DownloadFileDownloads a file resource.
GetAccountInfoGets information about the current user's account and space usage.
GetCurrentChangeMarkerGets the most current change marker.
GetResourceInfoGets information about a specific resource.
InterruptInterrupt the current method.
ListChangesLists changes to resources.
ListResourcesLists resources.
ListRevisionsLists revisions for a file path or file resource Id.
ListSharedLinksLists shared links created by the current user.
MoveResourceMoves a resource.
ResetResets the class to its initial state.
RestoreResourceRestores a given file resource revision.
RevokeLinkRevokes a shared link.
SearchSearches for resources.
SendCustomRequestSends a custom request to the Dropbox API.
SetDownloadStreamSets the stream to which downloaded data will be written.
SetUploadStreamSets the stream from which data is read when uploading.
UploadFileUploads a file resource.
WaitForChangesWaits a certain amount of time for changes to occur.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

EndTransferThis event fires when a document finishes transferring.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
FragmentCompleteFires after each fragment of a resumable upload is completed.
HeaderThis event is fired every time a header line comes in.
LogThis event fires once for each log message.
ProgressFires during an upload or download to indicate transfer progress.
ResourceListFires once for each resource returned when listing resources, changes, or revisions.
SharedLinkListFires once for each shared link returned when listing shared links.
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.
StartTransferThis event fires when a document starts transferring (after the headers).
TransferThis event is fired while a document transfers (delivers document).

Config Settings


The following is a list of config settings for the class with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AccountHomeNamespaceThe current user's home namespace Id.
AccountHomePathThe path for the current user's home directory, if their account is part of a team.
AccountRootNamespaceThe current user's root namespace Id.
AccumulatePagesWhether the class should accumulate subsequent pages of results when listing them.
AllowCopySharedFoldersWhether to allow the copying of shared folders or their contents.
AllowFolderDownloadsWhether to allow folder downloading.
AllowOwnershipTransfersWhether to allow move operations that would result in ownership transfers.
ClientModifiedTimeThe client-side last modified time.
CreateLinkExpirationThe expiration date to assign to the link.
CreateLinkPasswordThe password to protect the link with.
CreateLinkVisibilityThe visibility to create links with.
DateFormatThe format to use for date and time.
DownloadTempFileThe temporary file used when downloading encrypted data.
EncryptionIVThe initialization vector to be used for encryption/decryption.
EncryptionKeyThe key to use during encryption/decryption.
EncryptionPasswordKDFThe KDF algorithm to use during password based encryption and decryption.
FragmentSizeThe fragment size.
IfRevisionA revision Id, used to modify certain requests.
IncludeDeletedWhether deleted resources should be included in the results.
IncludeMountedWhether to include resources in mounted folders in the results.
ListRevisionsModeControls the revision listing mode that the server should use.
MaxResultsLimits the number of resource and change results.
MaxRevisionResultsLimits the number of revision results.
MaxSearchResultsLimits the number of search results.
MuteFileUploadsWhether the server should suppress file change notifications.
OAuthAccessTokenExpirationThe lifetime of the access token.
OAuthAuthorizationTokenTypeThe type of access token returned.
OAuthAutomaticRefreshWhether or not to refresh an expired access token automatically.
OAuthBrowserResponseTimeoutSpecifies the amount of time to wait for a response from the browser.
OAuthIncludeEmptyRedirectURIWhether an empty redirect_uri parameter is included in requests.
OAuthJWTPayloadThe payload of the JWT access token if present.
OAuthJWTXPathProvides a way to point to a specific element in the returned payload of a JWT based access token.
OAuthJWTXTextThe text of the current element.
OAuthParamCountSpecifies the number of additional parameters variables to include in the request.
OAuthParamName[i]Specifies the parameter name at the specified index.
OAuthParamValue[i]Specifies the parameter value at the specified index.
OAuthPasswordGrantUsernameUsed in the Resource Owner Password grant type.
OAuthPKCEChallengeEncodingThe PKCE code challenge method to use.
OAuthReUseWebServerDetermines if the same server instance is used between requests.
OAuthUsePKCESpecifies if PKCE should be used.
OAuthWebServerActiveSpecifies and controls whether the embedded web server is active.
OAuthWebServerCertStoreThe certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.
OAuthWebServerCertStorePasswordThe certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.
OAuthWebServerCertStoreTypeThe certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.
OAuthWebServerCertSubjectThe certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.
OAuthWebServerFailedResponseThe custom response that will be displayed to the user if authentication failed.
OAuthWebServerHostThe hostname used by the embedded web server displayed in the ReturnURL.
OAuthWebServerPortThe local port on which the embedded web server listens.
OAuthWebServerResponseThe custom response that will be displayed to the user.
OAuthWebServerSSLEnabledWhether the web server requires SSL connections.
PermanentlyDeleteWhether resources should be permanently deleted (Dropbox Business only).
ProgressAbsoluteWhether the class should track transfer progress absolutely.
ProgressStepHow often the progress event should be fired, in terms of percentage.
RawRequestReturns the data that was sent to the server.
RawResponseReturns the data that was received from the server.
RecurseSubfoldersWhether to recursively list all resources within the specified folder.
RenameIfExistsWhether to rename newly-created resources in the event of a name conflict.
TempPathThe path to the directory where temporary files are created.
ThumbnailFormatThe image format thumbnails should be downloaded in.
ThumbnailModeThe mode the server should use to create thumbnails.
ThumbnailSizeThe thumbnail output size.
XChildCountThe number of child elements of the current element.
XChildName[i]The name of the child element.
XChildXText[i]The inner text of the child element.
XElementThe name of the current element.
XParentThe parent of the current element.
XPathProvides a way to point to a specific element in the returned XML or JSON response.
XSubTreeA snapshot of the current element in the document.
XTextThe text of the current element.
AcceptEncodingUsed to tell the server which types of content encodings the client supports.
AllowHTTPCompressionThis property enables HTTP compression for receiving data.
AllowHTTPFallbackWhether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fallback to HTTP/1.1.
AllowNTLMFallbackWhether to allow fallback from Negotiate to NTLM when authenticating.
AppendWhether to append data to LocalFile.
AuthorizationThe Authorization string to be sent to the server.
BytesTransferredContains the number of bytes transferred in the response data.
ChunkSizeSpecifies the chunk size in bytes when using chunked encoding.
CompressHTTPRequestSet to true to compress the body of a PUT or POST request.
EncodeURLIf set to True the URL will be encoded by the class.
FollowRedirectsDetermines what happens when the server issues a redirect.
GetOn302RedirectIf set to True the class will perform a GET on the new location.
HTTP2HeadersWithoutIndexingHTTP2 headers that should not update the dynamic header table with incremental indexing.
HTTPVersionThe version of HTTP used by the class.
IfModifiedSinceA date determining the maximum age of the desired document.
KeepAliveDetermines whether the HTTP connection is closed after completion of the request.
KerberosSPNThe Service Principal Name for the Kerberos Domain Controller.
LogLevelThe level of detail that is logged.
MaxHeadersInstructs class to save the amount of headers specified that are returned by the server after a Header event has been fired.
MaxHTTPCookiesInstructs class to save the amount of cookies specified that are returned by the server when a SetCookie event is fired.
MaxRedirectAttemptsLimits the number of redirects that are followed in a request.
NegotiatedHTTPVersionThe negotiated HTTP version.
OtherHeadersOther headers as determined by the user (optional).
ProxyAuthorizationThe authorization string to be sent to the proxy server.
ProxyAuthSchemeThe authorization scheme to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPasswordA password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPortPort for the proxy server (default 80).
ProxyServerName or IP address of a proxy server (optional).
ProxyUserA user name if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
SentHeadersThe full set of headers as sent by the client.
StatusLineThe first line of the last response from the server.
TransferredDataThe contents of the last response from the server.
TransferredDataLimitThe maximum number of incoming bytes to be stored by the class.
TransferredHeadersThe full set of headers as received from the server.
TransferredRequestThe full request as sent by the client.
UseChunkedEncodingEnables or Disables HTTP chunked encoding for transfers.
UseIDNsWhether to encode hostnames to internationalized domain names.
UsePlatformDeflateWhether to use the platform implementation to decompress compressed responses.
UsePlatformHTTPClientWhether or not to use the platform HTTP client.
UserAgentInformation about the user agent (browser).
CloseStreamAfterTransferIf true, the class will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the class whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallListenerIf true, the class binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (TCPClient only).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe port in the local host where the class binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
ProxyExceptionsListA semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
UseNTLMv2Whether to use NTLM V2.
LogSSLPacketsControls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.
SSLCheckCRLWhether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.
SSLCheckOCSPWhether to use OCSP to check the status of the server certificate.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLContextProtocolThe protocol used when getting an SSLContext instance.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLEnableRenegotiationWhether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLKeyLogFileThe location of a file where per-session secrets are written for debugging purposes.
SSLNegotiatedCipherReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedCipherStrengthReturns the negotiated ciphersuite strength.
SSLNegotiatedCipherSuiteReturns the negotiated ciphersuite.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.
SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrengthReturns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.
SSLNegotiatedVersionReturns the negotiated protocol version.
SSLServerCACertsA newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.
SSLTrustManagerFactoryAlgorithmThe algorithm to be used to create a TrustManager through TrustManagerFactory.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when SSLProvider is set to Internal.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
BuildInfoInformation about the product's build.
GUIAvailableTells the class whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.
LicenseInfoInformation about the current license.
UseDaemonThreadsWhether threads created by the class are daemon threads.
UseFIPSCompliantAPITells the class whether or not to use FIPS certified APIs.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the class whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

Account Property (Dropbox Class)

Details about the current user's account and space usage.

Syntax


public DropboxAccount getAccount();


Remarks

This property holds a DropboxAccount object with information about the current user's account and space usage; it's populated after calling GetAccountInfo.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Authorization Property (Dropbox Class)

OAuth 2.0 Authorization Token.

Syntax


public String getAuthorization();


public void setAuthorization(String authorization);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This class supports authentication via OAuth 2.0. First, perform OAuth authentication using the OAuth property, using the OAuth class or a separate process. If using the OAuth property, then the Authorization property will not be used.

Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN
Assign this value to the Authorization property before attempting any operations. Consult the documentation for the service for more information about supported scope values and more details on OAuth authentication.

ChangeMarker Property (Dropbox Class)

A marker indicating what page of changes to return next.

Syntax


public String getChangeMarker();


public void setChangeMarker(String changeMarker);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when ListChanges is called if the results are paged and there are more pages. To list all changes, continue to call ListChanges until this property returns empty string.

Setting ChangeMarker will cause NextChangeMarker to be set to empty string.

Refer to ListChanges for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

DownloadType Property (Dropbox Class)

The download type to use for file resources.

Syntax


public int getDownloadType();


public void setDownloadType(int downloadType);


Enumerated values:
  public final static int ddtFileContent = 0;
  public final static int ddtFileThumbnail = 1;
  public final static int ddtFilePreview = 2;

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property controls what the class will download when DownloadFile is called for a file resource. Possible values are:

0 (ddtFileContent - default) DownloadFile will download the file's contents.
1 (ddtFileThumbnail) DownloadFile will download a thumbnail of the file.
2 (ddtFilePreview) DownloadFile will download a PDF- or HTML-based preview of the file.

File thumbnails may be customized using the ThumbnailFormat, ThumbnailMode, and ThumbnailSize configuration settings; and are supported for the following file types: .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, and .tiff.

File previews are supported for the following file types:

  • PDF-based: .ai, .doc, .docm, .docx, .eps, .odp, .odt, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, and .rtf.
  • HTML-based: .csv, .ods, .xls, .xlsm, and .xlsx

This property is not available at design time.

EncryptionAlgorithm Property (Dropbox Class)

The encryption algorithm.

Syntax


public int getEncryptionAlgorithm();


public void setEncryptionAlgorithm(int encryptionAlgorithm);


Enumerated values:
  public final static int eaAES = 0;
  public final static int eaBlowfish = 1;
  public final static int eaCAST = 2;
  public final static int eaDES = 3;
  public final static int eaIDEA = 4;
  public final static int eaRC2 = 5;
  public final static int eaRC4 = 6;
  public final static int eaTEA = 7;
  public final static int eaTripleDES = 8;
  public final static int eaTwofish = 9;
  public final static int eaRijndael = 10;
  public final static int eaChaCha = 11;
  public final static int eaXSalsa20 = 12;

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the encryption algorithm to be used. The maximum allowable key size is automatically used for the selected algorithm. Possible values are:

Algorithm Key Size
0 (eaAES - default) 256
1 (eaBlowfish) 448
2 (eaCAST) 128
3 (eaDES) 64
4 (eaIDEA) 128
5 (eaRC2) 128
6 (eaRC4) 2048
7 (eaTEA) 128
8 (eaTripleDES) 192
9 (eaTwofish) 256
10 (eaRijndael) 256
11 (eaChaCha) 256
12 (eaXSalsa20) 256

EncryptionPassword Property (Dropbox Class)

The encryption password.

Syntax


public String getEncryptionPassword();


public void setEncryptionPassword(String encryptionPassword);

Default Value

""

Remarks

If this property is populated when UploadFile or DownloadFile is called, the class will attempt to encrypt or decrypt the data before uploading or after downloading it.

The class uses the value specified here to generate the necessary encryption Key and IV values using the PKCS5 password digest algorithm. This provides a simpler alternative to creating and managing Key and IV values directly.

However, it is also possible to explicitly specify the Key and IV values to use by setting the EncryptionKey and EncryptionIV configuration settings. This may be necessary if, e.g., the data needs to be encrypted/decrypted by another utility which generates Key and IV values differently.

This property is not available at design time.

Firewall Property (Dropbox Class)

A set of properties related to firewall access.

Syntax


public Firewall getFirewall();


public void setFirewall(Firewall firewall);

Remarks

This is a Firewall type property which contains fields describing the firewall through which the class will attempt to connect.

Idle Property (Dropbox Class)

The current status of the class.

Syntax


public boolean isIdle();


Default Value

True

Remarks

Idle will be False if the component is currently busy (communicating and/or waiting for an answer), and True at all other times.

This property is read-only.

LocalFile Property (Dropbox Class)

The location of the local file.

Syntax


public String getLocalFile();


public void setLocalFile(String localFile);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the location of a file on disk. This is used as the source file when calling UploadFile, and as the destination file when calling DownloadFile.

Note: Setting this property to a non-empty value will discard any streams set using SetDownloadStream and SetUploadStream. Similarly, passing a non-null value to either of the aforementioned methods will clear this property.

LocalHost Property (Dropbox Class)

The name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.

Syntax


public String getLocalHost();


public void setLocalHost(String localHost);

Default Value

""

Remarks

The LocalHost property contains the name of the local host as obtained by the gethostname() system call, or if the user has assigned an IP address, the value of that address.

In multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface) setting LocalHost to the value of an interface will make the class initiate connections (or accept in the case of server classs) only through that interface.

If the class is connected, the LocalHost property shows the IP address of the interface through which the connection is made in internet dotted format (aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd). In most cases, this is the address of the local host, except for multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface).

NOTE: LocalHost is not persistent. You must always set it in code, and never in the property window.

NextChangeMarker Property (Dropbox Class)

A marker indicating what page of changes to return in the future.

Syntax


public String getNextChangeMarker();


public void setNextChangeMarker(String nextChangeMarker);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when ListChanges is called if there are no more changes to list.

This property will be populated with the most current change marker if GetCurrentChangeMarker is called.

Setting NextChangeMarker will cause ChangeMarker to be set to empty string.

Refer to ListChanges for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

OAuth Property (Dropbox Class)

This property holds the OAuth Settings.

Syntax


public OAuthSettings getOAuth();


Remarks

This property is used to define the necessary fields to authenticate with the service provider. See the introduction for more information.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

OtherHeaders Property (Dropbox Class)

This property includes other headers as determined by the user (optional).

Syntax


public String getOtherHeaders();


public void setOtherHeaders(String otherHeaders);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property can be set to a string of headers to be appended to the HTTP request headers created from other properties like ContentType and From.

The headers must follow the format Header: Value as described in the HTTP specifications. Header lines should be separated by CRLF ("\r\n") .

Use this property with caution. If this property contains invalid headers, HTTP requests may fail.

This property is useful for extending the functionality of the class beyond what is provided.

This property is not available at design time.

Overwrite Property (Dropbox Class)

Whether to overwrite the local or remote file.

Syntax


public boolean isOverwrite();


public void setOverwrite(boolean overwrite);

Default Value

False

Remarks

When calling DownloadFile, this property determines if LocalFile should be overwritten if it already exists.

When calling UploadFile, this property determines if the remote file should be overwritten if it already exists. If the RenameIfExists configuration setting is enabled, this property is ignored and the server will renamed the newly-uploaded file instead (if necessary).

ParsedHeaders Property (Dropbox Class)

This property includes a collection of headers returned from the last request.

Syntax


public HeaderList getParsedHeaders();


Remarks

This property contains a collection of headers returned from the last request. Whenever headers are returned from the server, the headers are parsed into a collection of headers. Each Header in this collection contains information describing that header.

MaxHeaders can be used to control the maximum number of headers saved.

This collection is indexed from 0 to size -1.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Proxy Property (Dropbox Class)

This property includes a set of properties related to proxy access.

Syntax


public Proxy getProxy();


public void setProxy(Proxy proxy);

Remarks

This property contains fields describing the proxy through which the class will attempt to connect.

QueryParams Property (Dropbox Class)

Additional query parameters to be included in the request.

Syntax


public QueryParamList getQueryParams();


public void setQueryParams(QueryParamList queryParams);

Remarks

This is a collection of query parameters that will be added to the request. Parameters can be added via the AddQueryParam method.

ResourceData Property (Dropbox Class)

The data that was downloaded, or that should be uploaded.

Syntax


public byte[] getResourceData();


public void setResourceData(byte[] resourceData);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property is populated with file data after calling DownloadFile if SetDownloadStream and LocalFile are not set.

This property can also be set before calling UploadFile; its data will be uploaded if SetUploadStream and LocalFile are not set.

This property is not available at design time.

ResourceMarker Property (Dropbox Class)

A marker indicating what page of resources to return next.

Syntax


public String getResourceMarker();


public void setResourceMarker(String resourceMarker);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when ListResources is called if the results are paged and there are more pages. To list all resources, continue to call ListResources until this property returns empty string.

Refer to ListResources for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

Resources Property (Dropbox Class)

A collection of resources.

Syntax


public DropboxResourceList getResources();


public void setResources(DropboxResourceList resources);

Remarks

This collection holds a list of file and folder resources.

Calling ListResources, GetResourceInfo, Search, ListChanges, or ListRevisions will populate this collection.

This property is not available at design time.

SearchCategories Property (Dropbox Class)

Resource categories to restrict the search to.

Syntax


public String getSearchCategories();


public void setSearchCategories(String searchCategories);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property may be set to a comma-separated list of resource categories to restrict the search results returned by Search. Possible categories include:

Category Associated File Extensions
image jpg, png, gif, ...
document doc, docx, txt, ...
pdf pdf
spreadsheet xls, xlsx, csv, ...
presentation ppt, pptx, key, ...
audio mp3, wav, mid, ...
video mov, wmv, mp4, ...
folder (Dropbox folders)
paper (Dropbox Paper documents)
others (all other files)

The list of valid categories (and their associated file extensions) is defined by Dropbox and may change at any time; refer to the Dropbox API documentation for more information.

Note that the server will only apply this search restriction when SearchKind is set to dskActive (0).

This property is not available at design time.

SearchFileExtensions Property (Dropbox Class)

File extensions to restrict the search to.

Syntax


public String getSearchFileExtensions();


public void setSearchFileExtensions(String searchFileExtensions);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property may be set to a comma-separated list of file extensions to restrict the search results returned by Search. File extensions should be specified without leading dot (.) characters.

Note that the server will only apply this search restriction when SearchKind is set to dskActive (0).

This property is not available at design time.

SearchKind Property (Dropbox Class)

The kind of resources to search for.

Syntax


public int getSearchKind();


public void setSearchKind(int searchKind);


Enumerated values:
  public final static int dskActive = 0;
  public final static int dskDeleted = 1;

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies what kind of resources to search for when Search is called. Possible values are:

dskActive (0) (default) Search for active resources.
dskDeleted (1) Search for deleted resources.

This property is not available at design time.

SearchMarker Property (Dropbox Class)

A marker indicating what page of search results to return next.

Syntax


public String getSearchMarker();


public void setSearchMarker(String searchMarker);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when Search is called if the results are paged and there are more pages. To list all search results, continue to call Search until this property returns empty string.

Refer to Search for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

SearchNamesOnly Property (Dropbox Class)

Whether to match against resource names only when searching.

Syntax


public boolean isSearchNamesOnly();


public void setSearchNamesOnly(boolean searchNamesOnly);

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property indicates whether the server should only match the query string passed to Search against resource names. If this property is disabled (default), the server will match the specified query string against resource details and/or content at its discretion.

This property is not available at design time.

SharedLinkMarker Property (Dropbox Class)

A marker indicating what page of shared links to return next.

Syntax


public String getSharedLinkMarker();


public void setSharedLinkMarker(String sharedLinkMarker);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property will be populated when ListSharedLinks is called if the results are paged and there are more pages. To list all shared links, continue to call ListSharedLinks until this property returns empty string.

Refer to ListSharedLinks for more information

This property is not available at design time.

SharedLinks Property (Dropbox Class)

A collection of shared links created by the current user.

Syntax


public DropboxSharedLinkList getSharedLinks();


public void setSharedLinks(DropboxSharedLinkList sharedLinks);

Remarks

This collection holds a list of shared links created by the current user.

Calling ListSharedLinks will populate this collection.

This property is not available at design time.

SSLAcceptServerCert Property (Dropbox Class)

Instructs the class to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.

Syntax


public Certificate getSSLAcceptServerCert();


public void setSSLAcceptServerCert(Certificate SSLAcceptServerCert);

Remarks

If it finds any issues with the certificate presented by the server, the class will normally terminate the connection with an error.

You may override this behavior by supplying a value for SSLAcceptServerCert. If the certificate supplied in SSLAcceptServerCert is the same as the certificate presented by the server, then the server certificate is accepted unconditionally, and the connection will continue normally.

Please note that this functionality is provided only for cases where you otherwise know that you are communicating with the right server. If used improperly, this property may create a security breach. Use it at your own risk.

SSLCert Property (Dropbox Class)

The certificate to be used during SSL negotiation.

Syntax


public Certificate getSSLCert();


public void setSSLCert(Certificate SSLCert);

Remarks

The digital certificate that the class will use during SSL negotiation. Set this property to a valid certificate before starting SSL negotiation. To set a certificate, you may set the Encoded field to the encoded certificate. To select a certificate, use the store and subject fields.

SSLProvider Property (Dropbox Class)

This specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.

Syntax


public int getSSLProvider();


public void setSSLProvider(int SSLProvider);


Enumerated values:
  public final static int sslpAutomatic = 0;
  public final static int sslpPlatform = 1;
  public final static int sslpInternal = 2;

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use. In most cases the default value of 0 (Automatic) is recommended and should not be changed. When set to 0 (Automatic) the class will select whether to use the platform implementation or the internal implementation depending on the operating system as well as the TLS version being used.

Possible values are:

0 (sslpAutomatic - default)Automatically selects the appropriate implementation.
1 (sslpPlatform) Uses the platform/system implementation.
2 (sslpInternal) Uses the internal implementation.

Additional Notes

In most cases using the default value (Automatic) is recommended. The class will select a provider depending on the current platform.

When Automatic is selected the platform implementation is used by default. When TLS 1.3 is enabled via SSLEnabledProtocols the internal implementation is used.

SSLServerCert Property (Dropbox Class)

The server certificate for the last established connection.

Syntax


public Certificate getSSLServerCert();


Remarks

SSLServerCert contains the server certificate for the last established connection.

SSLServerCert is reset every time a new connection is attempted.

This property is read-only.

StartByte Property (Dropbox Class)

The byte offset from which to start the upload or download.

Syntax


public long getStartByte();


public void setStartByte(long startByte);

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property may be set to resume an upload or download; it specifies the offset in the file (or stream, when uploading) from which to resume. See UploadFile and DownloadFile for details about resuming uploads and downloads.

When uploading from a stream, the class will always seek forward in the stream if the value of StartByte is greater than 0 when UploadFile is called. Keep this in mind when resuming interrupted uploads.

This property is not available at design time.

Timeout Property (Dropbox Class)

A timeout for the class.

Syntax


public int getTimeout();


public void setTimeout(int timeout);

Default Value

60

Remarks

If the Timeout property is set to 0, all operations will run uninterrupted until successful completion or an error condition is encountered.

If Timeout is set to a positive value, the class will wait for the operation to complete before returning control.

The class will use DoEvents to enter an efficient wait loop during any potential waiting period, making sure that all system events are processed immediately as they arrive. This ensures that the host application does not "freeze" and remains responsive.

If Timeout expires, and the operation is not yet complete, the class throws an exception.

Please note that by default, all timeouts are inactivity timeouts, i.e. the timeout period is extended by Timeout seconds when any amount of data is successfully sent or received.

The default value for the Timeout property is 60 seconds.

UploadSessionId Property (Dropbox Class)

The Id of the resumable upload session.

Syntax


public String getUploadSessionId();


public void setUploadSessionId(String uploadSessionId);

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the Id of the resumable upload session. This is populated by the class when UseResumableUpload is set to true and UploadFile is called to initiate the upload.

This must be set when resuming an upload. See UploadFile for details.

This property is not available at design time.

UseResumableUpload Property (Dropbox Class)

Whether to use resumable uploads.

Syntax


public boolean isUseResumableUpload();


public void setUseResumableUpload(boolean useResumableUpload);

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property controls whether simple or resumable uploads are used when UploadFile is called. The default value is false (simple uploads are used).

Refer to UploadFile for more information.

This property is not available at design time.

AddQueryParam Method (Dropbox Class)

Adds a query parameter to the QueryParams properties.

Syntax

public void addQueryParam(String name, String value);

Remarks

This method is used to add a query parameter to the QueryParams collection. Name specifies the name of the parameter, and Value specifies the value of the parameter.

All specified Values will be URL encoded by the class automatically. Consult the service documentation for details on the available parameters.

Authorize Method (Dropbox Class)

Get the authorization string required to access the protected resource.

Syntax

public void authorize();

Remarks

This method is used to get an access token that is required to access the protected resource. The method will act differently based on what is set in the ClientProfile field and the GrantType field This method is not to be used in conjunction with the Authorization property. It should instead be used when setting the OAuth property.

For more information, see the introduction section.

CalcAuthorization Method (Dropbox Class)

Calculates the Authorization header based on provided credentials.

Syntax

public void calcAuthorization();

Remarks

This method calculates the Authorization value using the values provided in AuthScheme, User and Password.

In most cases this method does not need to be called. The class will automatically calculate any required authorization values when a method is called such as Get or Post.

This method may be useful in cases where the Authorization value needs to be calculated prior to sending a request.

Config Method (Dropbox Class)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

public String config(String configurationString);

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every class. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the class.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

CopyResource Method (Dropbox Class)

Copies a resource.

Syntax

public String copyResource(String fromResource, String toResourcePath);

Remarks

This method copies the resource FromResource to a new path ToResourcePath, and returns the Id of the newly-copied resource.

FromResource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, or a resource Id. ToResourcePath must be a path or an Id-based relative path (it must always end with the desired name of the file/folder resource being copied).

The AllowCopySharedFolders configuration setting must be enabled before calling this method in order to copy shared resources.

The RenameIfExists configuration setting may be enabled before calling this method to have the server automatically resolve naming conflicts.

CreateFolder Method (Dropbox Class)

Creates a new folder resource.

Syntax

public String createFolder(String newFolderPath);

Remarks

This method creates a new folder resource at the path NewFolderPath, and returns the Id of the newly-created folder resource.

NewFolderPath must be a folder path, or an Id-based relative folder path.

The RenameIfExists configuration setting may be enabled before calling this method to have the server automatically resolve naming conflicts.

CreateLink Method (Dropbox Class)

Creates a shared link for a resource.

Syntax

public String createLink(String resource);

Remarks

This method creates a shared link for the resource specified by Resource and returns it.

Resource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, or a resource Id.

The CreateLinkExpiration, CreateLinkVisibility, and CreateLinkPassword configuration settings can be used to customize the settings used to create the shared link. // Create a password-protected shared link for the given file. dropbox.Config("CreateLinkPassword=password"); string sharingUrl = dropbox.CreateLink("/work_stuff/serious_business/best_cat_pictures.zip");

DeleteResource Method (Dropbox Class)

Deletes a resource.

Syntax

public void deleteResource(String resource);

Remarks

This method deletes the resource specified by Resource.

Resource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, or a resource Id.

When deleting file resources, the IfRevision configuration setting can be set to a revision Id before calling this method. This will ensure that the server only deletes the file resource if its latest revision Id matches the one provided.

For Dropbox Business accounts, the PermanentlyDelete configuration setting can be enabled to delete resources permanently.

DownloadFile Method (Dropbox Class)

Downloads a file resource.

Syntax

public void downloadFile(String resource);

Remarks

This method downloads the file resource specified by Resource. If the AllowFolderDownloads configuration setting is enabled, it can also be used to download a folder resource as a ZIP file.

Resource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, a resource Id, or (for file resources only) a revision Id.

For file resources, the DownloadType property can be used to control whether this method downloads the file contents (default), a file preview, or a file thumbnail. The latter two options are only available for certain file types; refer to DownloadType for more information.

Note that certain file resources are "export-only"; when downloading such a file resource to a LocalFile, the class will append the file extension of export file format (if the name of the given LocalFile does not already end with said extension). Refer to the ExportExtension field for more information.

If a stream has been specified using SetDownloadStream, the file data will be sent through it. If a stream is not specified, and LocalFile is set, the file will be saved to the specified location; otherwise, the file data will be held by ResourceData.

To download and decrypt an encrypted file, set EncryptionAlgorithm and EncryptionPassword before calling this method.

Download Notes

In the simplest use-case, downloading a file looks like this: dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id);

Resuming Downloads

The class also supports resuming failed downloads by using the StartByte property. If a download is interrupted, set StartByte to the appropriate offset before calling this method to resume the download. string downloadFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.LocalFile = downloadFile; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id); //The transfer is interrupted and DownloadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download: //Get the size of the partially downloaded file dropbox.StartByte = new FileInfo(downloadFile).Length; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id);

Resuming Encrypted File Downloads

Resuming encrypted file downloads is only supported when LocalFile was set in the initial download attempt.

If LocalFile is set when beginning an encrypted download, the class creates a temporary file in TempPath to hold the encrypted data until the download is complete. If the download is interrupted, DownloadTempFile will be populated with the path of the temporary file that holds the partial data.

To resume, DownloadTempFile must be populated, along with StartByte, to allow the remainder of the encrypted data to be downloaded. Once the encrypted data is downloaded it will be decrypted and written to LocalFile. dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.EncryptionPassword = "password"; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id); //The transfer is interrupted and DownloadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download: //Get the size of the partially download temp file dropbox.StartByte = new FileInfo(dropbox.Config("DownloadTempFile")).Length; dropbox.DownloadFile(dropbox.Resources[0].Id);

GetAccountInfo Method (Dropbox Class)

Gets information about the current user's account and space usage.

Syntax

public void getAccountInfo();

Remarks

This method gets information about the current user's account and space usage, populating the Account object property's fields. This method will also populate the following configuration settings, if necessary:

GetCurrentChangeMarker Method (Dropbox Class)

Gets the most current change marker.

Syntax

public void getCurrentChangeMarker(String folderResource);

Remarks

This method populates NextChangeMarker with the most current change marker available. Like ListChanges, it may be limited to only changes within a certain FolderResource; and is sensitive to the IncludeDeleted, IncludeMounted, MaxResults, and RecurseSubfolders configuration settings.

FolderResource must be a folder path, an Id-based relative folder path, a folder resource Id, or empty string (the root folder).

Refer to ListChanges for more information.

GetResourceInfo Method (Dropbox Class)

Gets information about a specific resource.

Syntax

public void getResourceInfo(String resource);

Remarks

This method gets information about the resource specified by Resource.

Resource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, a resource Id, or (for file resources) a revision Id. Empty string (the root folder) is not supported.

Calling this method will fire the ResourceList event, and will populate the Resources collection with a single item (clearing any previously-held items in the process).

Interrupt Method (Dropbox Class)

Interrupt the current method.

Syntax

public void interrupt();

Remarks

If there is no method in progress, Interrupt simply returns, doing nothing.

ListChanges Method (Dropbox Class)

Lists changes to resources.

Syntax

public void listChanges(String folderResource);

Remarks

This method lists changes to resources within the specified FolderResource.

FolderResource must be a folder path, an Id-based relative folder path, a folder resource Id, or empty string (the root folder). The IncludeDeleted, IncludeMounted, MaxResults, and RecurseSubfolders configuration settings may be used to further control the scope of the results.

Note that the values of FolderResource and the aforementioned configuration settings are all ignored if either ChangeMarker or NextChangeMarker is populated (the markers encode the values used originally).

Starting from a Baseline State

For most use-cases, it is necessary to obtain a baseline state first in order to have a context onto which later changes can be applied.

To obtain a baseline state, ensure that both ChangeMarker and NextChangeMarker are empty, and then call ListChanges. Then follow the process described in the "General Usage" section (below) until ChangeMarker is empty, keeping in mind that the results being returned are not necessarily* changes, but rather the current state of resources within the scope determined by FolderResource, IncludeDeleted, IncludeMounted, and RecurseSubfolders.

*If any resources in the aforementioned scope are changed before all result pages of the baseline have been returned, Dropbox may append those change items to the end of the baseline's results. Refer to the "Usage Considerations" section (below) for more information.

Starting from the Latest State

For use-cases that don't require a baseline state (e.g., perhaps an application just displays a "ticker" with change information), call GetCurrentChangeMarker. This will populate NextChangeMarker immediately.

General Usage

When this method is called, it will use the change marker stored in either ChangeMarker or NextChangeMarker (only one can be populated at a time) to request the next page of changes. This method causes the ResourceList event to fire once for each change, and will also populate the Resources collection.

If there are still more changes available to list when this method returns, the ChangeMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until ChangeMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the Resources collection. (Once there aren't any more changes available to list, the NextChangeMarker property will be populated instead.)

When NextChangeMarker is populated, it is always populated with a value that (at the time of population) points to the most current state. (Since "the most current state" implies that there are no further changes to list, calling ListChanges immediately after NextChangeMarker is populated will not return any further changes.)

Example of Getting a Baseline and then Listing Changes // Get the baseline state first. Dropbox dropbox = new Dropbox(); dropbox.ListChanges(""); do { // Continue to call ListChanges() until ChangeMarker is the empty string (indicating there // are no more changes to list). dropbox.ListChanges(""); } while (dropbox.ChangeMarker.Length > 0); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Apply the baseline state. } // Now NextChangeMarker will be populated. If we were to call ListChanges() again right now, // nothing would be listed and NextChangeMarker would still be populated. // Wait at least 2 minutes for changes to occur. Assume something changes while we wait. dropbox.WaitForChanges(120); // (Note that this is a blocking call.) dropbox.ListChanges(""); do { dropbox.ListChanges(""); } while (dropbox.ChangeMarker.Length > 0); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Apply the changes. }

Usage Considerations

When working with Dropbox changes, keep in mind that it is possible for a resource, uniquely identified by its Id, to appear more than once in a change set. (This can happen if changes are being listed, and then a change occurs before all result pages in the change set are returned; Dropbox will then typically append the new change to the end of the current change set.) Since a Dropbox change always reflects the latest state of a resource, just use the latest one.

ListResources Method (Dropbox Class)

Lists resources.

Syntax

public void listResources(String folderResource);

Remarks

This method lists resources within the specified FolderResource.

FolderResource must be a folder path, an Id-based relative folder path, a folder resource Id, or empty string (the root folder). The IncludeDeleted, IncludeMounted, MaxResults, and RecurseSubfolders configuration settings may be used to further control the scope of the results.

Note that the values of FolderResource and the aforementioned configuration settings are all ignored if ResourceMarker is populated (the marker encodes the values used originally).

Calling this method will fire the ResourceList event once for each resource, and will also populate the Resources collection.

If there are still more resources available to list when this method returns, the ResourceMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until ResourceMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the Resources collection. // ResourceList event handler. dropbox.OnResourceList += (s, e) => { Console.WriteLine(e.Name); }; do { dropbox.ListResources("/work_files/serious_business/cats"); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Process resources here. } } while (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(dropbox.ResourceMarker));

ListRevisions Method (Dropbox Class)

Lists revisions for a file path or file resource Id.

Syntax

public void listRevisions(String fileResource);

Remarks

This method lists revisions for a specific file path or for a specific file resource Id. This method is not supported for folder resources.

FileResource must be a file path, an Id-based relative file path, or a file resource Id.

Calling this method will fire the ResourceList event once for each resource, and will also populate the Resources collection.

The MaxRevisionResults configuration setting controls the maximum number of results returned. (Note that unlike the class's other listing methods, the results returned by this method are never paged; MaxRevisionResults specifies the overall limit rather than the page size limit.)

Path-based vs. Id-based Revision Histories

When listing revisions, the server can return the revision history either by path or by Id. A path's revision history will include revisions for any and all files that have been located there; while an Id's revision history will only return revisions for the associated file resource (regardless of where it's been located over time).

By default, the class chooses which mode the server should use automatically each time ListRevisions is called based on the kind of resource identifier passed for the FileResource parameter. If a path (or an Id-based relative path) is provided, it chooses the path-based mode; and if a file resource Id is provided, it chooses the Id-based mode.

The ListRevisionsMode configuration setting can be used to explicitly control which revision listing mode the server should use. // ResourceList event handler. dropbox.OnResourceList += (s, e) => { Console.WriteLine(e.Name + ", Revision: " + e.Revision); }; dropbox.ListRevisions("/work_stuff/serious_business/best_cat_pictures.zip"); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Process resource revisions here. }

ListSharedLinks Method (Dropbox Class)

Lists shared links created by the current user.

Syntax

public void listSharedLinks(String resource);

Remarks

This method lists shared links created by the current user. If Resource is empty string, all of the user's shared links will be returned. If Resource is non-empty, the results will be limited to just shared links that provide access to the resource in question (direct links and links to any parent folders).

Resource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, a resource Id, or empty string.

Calling this method will fire the SharedLinkList event once for each shared link, and will also populate the SharedLinks collection.

If there are still more shared links available to list when this method returns, the SharedLinkMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until SharedLinkMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the SharedLinks collection. // SharedLinkList event handler. dropbox.OnSharedLinkList += (s, e) => { Console.WriteLine(e.Name + ", URL: " + e.URL); }; // List all of the shared links created by the current user. do { dropbox.ListSharedLinks(""); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.SharedLinks.Count; i++) { // Process shared links here. } } while (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(dropbox.SharedLinkMarker));

MoveResource Method (Dropbox Class)

Moves a resource.

Syntax

public void moveResource(String fromResource, String toResourcePath);

Remarks

This method moves the resource FromResource to a new path ToResourcePath.

FromResource must be a path, an Id-based relative path, or a resource Id. ToResourcePath must be a path or an Id-based relative path (it must always end with the name of the file/folder resource being moved).

The AllowOwnershipTransfers configuration setting must be enabled before calling this method if a move operation would result in the current user transferring their ownership to another user (or to a team).

The RenameIfExists configuration setting may be enabled before calling this method to have the server automatically resolve naming conflicts.

Reset Method (Dropbox Class)

Resets the class to its initial state.

Syntax

public void reset();

Remarks

This method resets the class to its initial state.

RestoreResource Method (Dropbox Class)

Restores a given file resource revision.

Syntax

public String restoreResource(String revision, String toResourcePath);

Remarks

This method restores a the specified Revision of a file resource, saving it to the given path ToResourcePath. Restoring a deleted file resource can also be done using this method as long as the revision Id is known (there's no way to obtain revision Ids for file resources which have already been deleted; this is a limitation of the Dropbox API).

Revision must be a revision Id. ToResourcePath must be a file path (and it must end with the desired name of the file resource being restored).

RevokeLink Method (Dropbox Class)

Revokes a shared link.

Syntax

public void revokeLink(String sharedLink);

Remarks

This method revokes an existing shared link; SharedLink must be a shared link URL.

Keep in mind that a resource may still be accessible after revoking its shared link if shared links still exist for any of its parent folders. The ListSharedLinks method can be used to get a list of all existing links that provide access to any given resource.

Search Method (Dropbox Class)

Searches for resources.

Syntax

public void search(String folderResource, String query);

Remarks

This method searches for resources matching Query within the specified FolderResource.

FolderResource must be a folder path, an Id-based, relative folder path, a folder resource Id, or empty string (in which case the current user's entire Dropbox is searched). The SearchCategories, SearchFileExtensions, SearchKind, and SearchNamesOnly properties may be used to further control the search options the server uses.

Calling this method will fire the ResourceList event once for each search result, and will also populate the Resources collection.

If there are still more search results available to list when this method returns, the SearchMarker property will be populated. Continue to call this method until SearchMarker is empty to accumulate all pages of results in the Resources collection.

The MaxSearchResults configuration setting can be used to control how many results are returned each time this method is called.

SendCustomRequest Method (Dropbox Class)

Sends a custom request to the Dropbox API.

Syntax

public void sendCustomRequest(String httpMethod, String requestPath, String requestBody);

Remarks

This method can be used to send arbitrary requests to the Dropbox API.

Valid values for HttpMethod are:

  • GET
  • POST (default if empty)

The value passed for RequestPath must already be URL-encoded in a manner acceptable to the Dropbox API. The RequestBody parameter may be empty if not needed.

Usage

When this method is called, the class does the following:

  1. Builds a request URL, including query parameters, as follows:
    • The specified RequestPath is appended to the Dropbox API endpoint, https://api.dropboxapi.com/2.
    • All query parameters in the QueryParams collection are added to the request URL.
  2. Sends the request using the specified HttpMethod, the request URL build in step 1, the header information held by Authorization and OtherHeaders, and the given RequestBody (if non-empty).
  3. Stores the response headers in the ParsedHeaders collection, and the response body in the stream specified using SetDownloadStream, the specified LocalFile, or ResourceData (using the same logic as DownloadFile).

If the response body is JSON data, the XPath, XText, and other X* configuration settings can then be used to navigate and extract information from it.

SetDownloadStream Method (Dropbox Class)

Sets the stream to which downloaded data will be written.

Syntax

public void setDownloadStream(java.io.OutputStream downloadStream);

Remarks

If a download stream is set before data is downloaded, the downloaded data will be written to the stream. The stream should be open and normally set to position 0.

Note: Passing a non-null value for DownloadStream will cause LocalFile to be cleared. Similarly, setting LocalFile to a non-empty value will discard any stream set using this method.

SetUploadStream Method (Dropbox Class)

Sets the stream from which data is read when uploading.

Syntax

public void setUploadStream(java.io.InputStream uploadStream);

Remarks

If an upload stream is set before data is uploaded, the content of the stream will be read by the class and uploaded to the server. The stream should be open and normally set to position 0.

Note: Passing a non-null value for UploadStream will cause LocalFile to be cleared. Similarly, setting LocalFile to a non-empty value will discard any stream set using this method.

UploadFile Method (Dropbox Class)

Uploads a file resource.

Syntax

public String uploadFile(String newFileResource);

Remarks

This method uploads a new file resource (or potentially updates or overwrites an existing one). The Id of the newly-created (or updated) file resource is returned.

NewFileResource must be a file path, an Id-based relative file path, or (only when updating/overwriting) a file resource Id.

Name Conflict Resolution

The class automatically chooses how the server should resolve name conflicts (which occur if the specified NewFileResource already exists) based on the current values of the IfRevision and RenameIfExists configuration settings and the Overwrite property. The following steps describe how the choice is made:

  1. If the uploaded file data is identical to the contents of the existing file resource, the server will always ignore the upload attempt and return a successful response, regardless of what IfRevision, RenameIfExists, and Overwrite are currently set to. (This is a Dropbox server-side behavior that cannot be changed.)
  2. Otherwise, if IfRevision is populated, then the existing file resource will have its contents updated as long as its latest revision Id matches the one held by IfRevision. If the revision Ids don't match, then RenameIfExists decides the outcome:
    • If RenameIfExists is true, then a new file resource is created with a unique name that contains "conflicted copy".
    • If RenameIfExists is false, then the upload fails.
  3. Otherwise, if RenameIfExists is true, then a new file resource is created with a unique name.
  4. Otherwise, if Overwrite is true, then the existing file resource is overwritten with a new one.
  5. Otherwise, the upload fails.

If SetUploadStream has been used to set an upload stream, it will take priority as the file data source. If LocalFile is set the file will be uploaded from the specified path. If LocalFile is not set the data in ResourceData will be used.

To encrypt the file before uploading it, set EncryptionAlgorithm and EncryptionPassword.

Upload Notes

Dropbox offers two ways to upload a file. For smaller files a simple upload option is provided to upload data in one request. This is the default option. For larger files, uploads can be fragmented into multiple pieces, allowing resuming of uploads that may be interrupted.

Simple

By default the class uses the simple upload mechanism. dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.UploadFile("/MyFile.zip");

Resumable

To enable resumable uploads set UseResumableUpload to true. This is recommended for large files. The class will automatically fragment the specified file into smaller pieces and upload each individually. FragmentSize may be set to specify the size of the fragment if desired. The default fragment size is 10 MB.

When UseResumableUpload is set to true and UploadFile is called, a resumable upload session is started by the class. UploadSessionId is populated with a resumable upload session Id identifying the session (this value may be needed for additional operations if the upload does not complete normally).

During a resumable upload, the FragmentComplete event fires after each fragment is uploaded to indicate overall progress. The class also updates StartByte as necessary to indicate the current offset in the file.

If the upload is interrupted for any reason, resuming it is easy. First, verify that UploadSessionId and StartByte are populated (if the same instance of the class is used, they should already be populated, and no special action should be needed). If uploading from a stream, be sure to reset its position to where it was the first time the upload was started (typically the beginning). Then call UploadFile again to resume the upload at the specified StartByte offset.

Note that if the upload is not resumed after some time the upload session will expire. dropbox.LocalFile = "../MyFile.zip"; dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip"); //The transfer is interrupted and UploadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download. //Using the same instance StartByte and ResumeURL are already populated from the previous //upload attempt. dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip"); MemoryStream uploadStream = new MemoryStream(File.ReadAllBytes("../MyFile.zip")); dropbox.SetUploadStream(uploadStream); dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip"); //The transfer is interrupted and UploadFile() above fails. Later, resume the download. //Using the same instance StartByte and ResumeURL are already populated from the previous //upload attempt. //You MUST reset the stream's position to where it was when you first started the upload! uploadStream.Position = 0; dropbox.UploadFile("MyFile.zip");

WaitForChanges Method (Dropbox Class)

Waits a certain amount of time for changes to occur.

Syntax

public boolean waitForChanges(int timeout);

Remarks

This method blocks for Timeout seconds, waiting for changes to occur within the scope represented by the current NextChangeMarker (which must already be populated). If any changes occur, returns true; otherwise returns false.

Timeout must be a value between 30 and 480 seconds (inclusive). Note that Dropbox also adds 90 seconds of random jitter to this value. This method may return early if changes occur before the total timeout expires.

If this method returns true, use ListChanges to retrieve the changes.

Note that this method will automatically change the value of Timeout property as necessary when called; and will restore the original value before returning. // Get the baseline state first. Dropbox dropbox = new Dropbox(); dropbox.ListChanges(""); do { // Continue to call ListChanges() until ChangeMarker is the empty string (indicating there // are no more changes to list). dropbox.ListChanges(""); } while (dropbox.ChangeMarker.Length > 0); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Apply the baseline state. } // Now NextChangeMarker will be populated. If we were to call ListChanges() again right now, // nothing would be listed and NextChangeMarker would still be populated. // Wait at least 2 minutes for changes to occur. Assume something changes while we wait. dropbox.WaitForChanges(120); // (Note that this is a blocking call.) dropbox.ListChanges(""); do { dropbox.ListChanges(""); } while (dropbox.ChangeMarker.Length > 0); for (int i = 0; i < dropbox.Resources.Count; i++) { // Apply the changes. }

EndTransfer Event (Dropbox Class)

This event fires when a document finishes transferring.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void endTransfer(DropboxEndTransferEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxEndTransferEvent {
  public int direction;
}

Remarks

The EndTransfer event is fired when the document text finishes transferring from the server to the local host.

The Direction parameter shows whether the client (0) or the server (1) is sending the data.

Error Event (Dropbox Class)

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void error(DropboxErrorEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxErrorEvent {
  public int errorCode;
  public String description;
}

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the class throws an exception.

ErrorCode contains an error code and Description contains a textual description of the error. For a list of valid error codes and their descriptions, please refer to the Error Codes section.

FragmentComplete Event (Dropbox Class)

Fires after each fragment of a resumable upload is completed.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void fragmentComplete(DropboxFragmentCompleteEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxFragmentCompleteEvent {
  public int fragmentNumber;
  public int fragmentCount;
  public boolean interrupt;
}

Remarks

When UseResumableUpload is true and UploadFile is called, this event will fire after each fragment is uploaded, providing an indication of overall upload progress.

FragmentNumber is the number of the current fragment that has completed. This value starts at 1.

FragmentCount is the total number of fragments that will be uploaded.

Interrupt can be set to true to interrupt the upload. The upload may be resumed later.

Header Event (Dropbox Class)

This event is fired every time a header line comes in.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void header(DropboxHeaderEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxHeaderEvent {
  public String field;
  public String value;
}

Remarks

The Field parameter contains the name of the HTTP header (which is the same as it is delivered). The Value parameter contains the header contents.

If the header line being retrieved is a continuation header line, then the Field parameter contains "" (empty string).

Log Event (Dropbox Class)

This event fires once for each log message.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void log(DropboxLogEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxLogEvent {
  public int logLevel;
  public String message;
  public String logType;
}

Remarks

This event fires once for each log message generated by the class. The verbosity is controlled by the LogLevel setting.

LogLevel indicates the level of message. Possible values are as follows:

0 (None) No events are logged.
1 (Info - default) Informational events are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data are logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data are logged.

The value 1 (Info) logs basic information, including the URL, HTTP version, and status details.

The value 2 (Verbose) logs additional information about the request and response.

The value 3 (Debug) logs the headers and body for both the request and response, as well as additional debug information (if any).

Message is the log entry.

LogType identifies the type of log entry. Possible values are as follows:

  • "Info"
  • "RequestHeaders"
  • "ResponseHeaders"
  • "RequestBody"
  • "ResponseBody"
  • "ProxyRequest"
  • "ProxyResponse"
  • "FirewallRequest"
  • "FirewallResponse"

Progress Event (Dropbox Class)

Fires during an upload or download to indicate transfer progress.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void progress(DropboxProgressEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxProgressEvent {
  public int direction;
  public long bytesTransferred;
  public long totalBytes;
  public int percentDone;
}

Remarks

This event fires during an upload or download to indicate the progress of the transfer of the entire request. By default, this event will fire each time PercentDone increases by one percent; the ProgressStep configuration setting can be used to alter this behavior.

Direction indicates whether the transfer is an upload (0) or a download (1).

BytesTransferred reflects the number of bytes that have been transferred so far, or 0 if the transfer is starting (however, see note below).

TotalBytes reflects the total number of bytes that are to be transferred, or -1 if the total is unknown. This amount includes the size of everything in the request like HTTP headers.

PercentDone reflects the overall progress of the transfer, or -1 if the progress cannot be calculated.

Note: By default, the class tracks transfer progress absolutely. If a transfer is interrupted and later resumed, the values reported by this event upon and after resumption will account for the data that was transferred before the interruption.

For example, if 10MB of data was successfully transferred before the interruption, then this event will fire with a BytesTransferred value of 10485760 (10MB) when the transfer is first resumed, and then continue to fire with successively greater values as usual.

This behavior can be changed by disabling the ProgressAbsolute configuration setting, in which case the class will treat resumed transfers as "new" transfers. In this case, the BytesTransferred parameter will always be 0 the first time this event fires, regardless of whether the transfer is new or being resumed.

ResourceList Event (Dropbox Class)

Fires once for each resource returned when listing resources, changes, or revisions.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void resourceList(DropboxResourceListEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxResourceListEvent {
  public String id;
  public String name;
  public String path;
  public int resourceType;
  public String modifiedTime;
  public long size;
  public int accessType;
  public String revision;
  public String hash;
  public boolean deleted;
}

Remarks

This event fires once for each resource returned when ListResources, GetResourceInfo, Search, ListChanges, or ListRevisions is called.

Id is the Id of the resource.

Name is the name of the resource.

Path is the path of the resource.

ResourceType reflects the resource's type. Possible values are:

0 (drtFile) A file.
1 (drtFolder) A folder.

ModifiedTime reflects the last modified time of the file resource, as reported by the server. Not applicable for folder resources. Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

Size is the size of the file resource, in bytes. Not applicable for folder resources.

AccessType reflects the type of access the current user has to the resource. Possible values are:

0 (atUnrestricted) The user's access to the resource is not restricted.
1 (atReadOnly) The user has read-only access to the resource. This indicates that the resource is, or is located within, a read-only shared folder.
2 (atLimited) The user has limited access to the immediate contents of the folder resource (by virtue of having access to one or more other resources located somewhere within the folder). See further notes below. Only applicable to folders.
3 (atNoAccess) The user is allowed to see that the folder resource exists, but may not access its contents. Only applicable to folders.

An access type of 2 (atLimited) still allows the user to call ListResources for a folder, but the results will be limited to the subset of resources within that folder that the user can actually access (including any further limited-access subfolders).

Revision is the revision Id of the file resource. Note applicable for folder resources.

Hash holds a hash of the file resource's content. Not applicable for folder resources.

Deleted indicates whether the resource has been deleted.

SharedLinkList Event (Dropbox Class)

Fires once for each shared link returned when listing shared links.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void sharedLinkList(DropboxSharedLinkListEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxSharedLinkListEvent {
  public String URL;
  public String name;
  public String id;
  public String path;
  public int resourceType;
  public int visibility;
  public String expires;
}

Remarks

This event fires once for each shared link returned when ListSharedLinks is called.

URL is the URL of the shared link.

Name is the name of the linked resource.

Id is Id of the linked resource.

Path is the path of the linked resource.

ResourceType reflects the linked resource's type. Possible values are:

0 (lrtFile) A file.
1 (lrtFolder) A folder.

Visibility reflects the visibility of the link. Possible values are:

0 (lvPublic) Anyone with the link can access the linked resource.
1 (lvTeamOnly) Only members of the same team with the link can access the linked resource. (Only applicable to Dropbox Business.)
2 (lvPassword) Anyone with the link and the link's password can access the linked resource.
3 (lvTeamAndPassword) Only members of the same team with the link and the link's password can access the linked resource. (Only applicable to Dropbox Business.)
4 (lvSharedFolderOnly) Only members (with the link) of the shared folder containing the linked resource can access it.

Expires is the expiration timestamp of the link (or empty string, if the link doesn't expire). Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

SSLServerAuthentication Event (Dropbox Class)

Fired after the server presents its certificate to the client.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void SSLServerAuthentication(DropboxSSLServerAuthenticationEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxSSLServerAuthenticationEvent {
  public byte[] certEncoded;
  public String certSubject;
  public String certIssuer;
  public String status;
  public boolean accept;
}

Remarks

This event is where the client can decide whether to continue with the connection process or not. The Accept parameter is a recommendation on whether to continue or close the connection. This is just a suggestion: application software must use its own logic to determine whether to continue or not.

When Accept is False, Status shows why the verification failed (otherwise, Status contains the string "OK"). If it is decided to continue, you can override and accept the certificate by setting the Accept parameter to True.

SSLStatus Event (Dropbox Class)

Shows the progress of the secure connection.

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void SSLStatus(DropboxSSLStatusEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxSSLStatusEvent {
  public String message;
}

Remarks

The event is fired for informational and logging purposes only. Used to track the progress of the connection.

StartTransfer Event (Dropbox Class)

This event fires when a document starts transferring (after the headers).

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void startTransfer(DropboxStartTransferEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxStartTransferEvent {
  public int direction;
}

Remarks

The StartTransfer event is fired when the document text starts transferring from the server to the local host.

The Direction parameter shows whether the client (0) or the server (1) is sending the data.

Transfer Event (Dropbox Class)

This event is fired while a document transfers (delivers document).

Syntax

public class DefaultDropboxEventListener implements DropboxEventListener {
  ...
  public void transfer(DropboxTransferEvent e) {}
  ...
}

public class DropboxTransferEvent {
  public int direction;
  public long bytesTransferred;
  public int percentDone;
  public byte[] text;
}

Remarks

The Text parameter contains the portion of the document text being received. It is empty if data are being posted to the server.

The BytesTransferred parameter contains the number of bytes transferred in this Direction since the beginning of the document text (excluding HTTP response headers).

The Direction parameter shows whether the client (0) or the server (1) is sending the data.

The PercentDone parameter shows the progress of the transfer in the corresponding direction. If PercentDone can not be calculated the value will be -1.

Note: Events are not re-entrant. Performing time-consuming operations within this event will prevent it from firing again in a timely manner and may affect overall performance.

Certificate Type

This is the digital certificate being used.

Remarks

This type describes the current digital certificate. The certificate may be a public or private key. The fields are used to identify or select certificates.

Fields

EffectiveDate
String

This is the date on which this certificate becomes valid. Before this date, it is not valid. The following example illustrates the format of an encoded date:

23-Jan-2000 15:00:00.

Encoded
String

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This field is used to assign a specific certificate. The Store and Subject fields also may be used to specify a certificate.

When Encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current Store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, Subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, Subject is set to an empty string.

EncodedB
byte[]

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This field is used to assign a specific certificate. The Store and Subject fields also may be used to specify a certificate.

When Encoded is set, a search is initiated in the current Store for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, Subject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, Subject is set to an empty string.

ExpirationDate
String

This is the date the certificate expires. After this date, the certificate will no longer be valid. The following example illustrates the format of an encoded date:

23-Jan-2001 15:00:00.

ExtendedKeyUsage
String

This is a comma-delimited list of extended key usage identifiers. These are the same as ASN.1 object identifiers (OIDs).

Fingerprint
String

This is the hex-encoded, 16-byte MD5 fingerprint of the certificate.

The following example illustrates the format: bc:2a:72:af:fe:58:17:43:7a:5f:ba:5a:7c:90:f7:02

FingerprintSHA1
String

This is the hex-encoded, 20-byte SHA-1 fingerprint of the certificate.

The following example illustrates the format: 30:7b:fa:38:65:83:ff:da:b4:4e:07:3f:17:b8:a4:ed:80:be:ff:84

FingerprintSHA256
String

This is the hex-encoded, 32-byte SHA-256 fingerprint of the certificate.

The following example illustrates the format: 6a:80:5c:33:a9:43:ea:b0:96:12:8a:64:96:30:ef:4a:8a:96:86:ce:f4:c7:be:10:24:8e:2b:60:9e:f3:59:53

Issuer
String

This is the issuer of the certificate. This field contains a string representation of the name of the issuing authority for the certificate.

KeyPassword
String

This is the password for the certificate's private key (if any).

Some certificate stores may individually protect certificates' private keys, separate from the standard protection offered by the StorePassword. KeyPassword. This field can be used to read such password-protected private keys.

Note: this property defaults to the value of StorePassword. To clear it, you must set the property to the empty string (""). It can be set at any time, but when the private key's password is different from the store's password, then it must be set before calling PrivateKey.

PrivateKey
String

This is the private key of the certificate (if available). The key is provided as PEM/Base64-encoded data.

Note: The PrivateKey may be available but not exportable. In this case, PrivateKey returns an empty string.

PrivateKeyAvailable
boolean

This field shows whether a PrivateKey is available for the selected certificate. If PrivateKeyAvailable is True, the certificate may be used for authentication purposes (e.g., server authentication).

PrivateKeyContainer
String

This is the name of the PrivateKey container for the certificate (if available). This functionality is available only on Windows platforms.

PublicKey
String

This is the public key of the certificate. The key is provided as PEM/Base64-encoded data.

PublicKeyAlgorithm
String

This field contains the textual description of the certificate's public key algorithm. The property contains either the name of the algorithm (e.g., "RSA" or "RSA_DH") or an object identifier (OID) string representing the algorithm.

PublicKeyLength
int

This is the length of the certificate's public key (in bits). Common values are 512, 1024, and 2048.

SerialNumber
String

This is the serial number of the certificate encoded as a string. The number is encoded as a series of hexadecimal digits, with each pair representing a byte of the serial number.

SignatureAlgorithm
String

The field contains the text description of the certificate's signature algorithm. The property contains either the name of the algorithm (e.g., "RSA" or "RSA_MD5RSA") or an object identifier (OID) string representing the algorithm.

Store
String

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The StoreType field denotes the type of the certificate store specified by Store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in StorePassword.

Store is used in conjunction with the Subject field to specify client certificates. If Store has a value, and Subject or Encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the Subject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

In Java, the certificate store normally is a file containing certificates and optional private keys.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

StoreB
byte[]

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The StoreType field denotes the type of the certificate store specified by Store. If the store is password protected, specify the password in StorePassword.

Store is used in conjunction with the Subject field to specify client certificates. If Store has a value, and Subject or Encoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the Subject field for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

In Java, the certificate store normally is a file containing certificates and optional private keys.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

StorePassword
String

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

StoreType
int

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The class supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the class will automatically determine the type. This field can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
20 (cstSecurityKey)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS11 interface.

To use a security key the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr class. The ListStoreCertificates method may be called after setting CertStoreType to cstSecurityKey, CertStorePassword to the PIN, and CertStore to the full path of the PKCS11 dll. The certificate information returned in the CertList event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the Store and set StorePassword to the PIN.

Code Example: SSH Authentication with Security Key certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store). Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

Subject
String

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This field will be populated with the full subject of the loaded certificate. When loading a certificate the subject is used to locate the certificate in the store.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

SubjectAltNames
String

This field contains comma-separated lists of alternative subject names for the certificate.

ThumbprintMD5
String

This field contains the MD5 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

ThumbprintSHA1
String

This field contains the SHA-1 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

ThumbprintSHA256
String

This field contains the SHA-256 hash of the certificate. If the hash does not already exist, it is computed.

Usage
String

This field contains the text description of UsageFlags.

This value will be of one or more of the following strings and will be separated by commas:

  • Digital Signatures
  • Key Authentication
  • Key Encryption
  • Data Encryption
  • Key Agreement
  • Certificate Signing
  • Key Signing

If the provider is OpenSSL, the value is a comma-separated list of X.509 certificate extension names.

UsageFlags
int

This field contains the flags that show intended use for the certificate. The value of UsageFlags is a combination of the following flags:

0x80Digital Signatures
0x40Key Authentication
0x20Key Encryption
0x10Data Encryption
0x08Key Agreement
0x04Certificate Signing
0x02Key Signing

Please see the Usage field for a text representation of UsageFlags.

This functionality currently is not available when the provider is OpenSSL.

Version
String

This field contains the certificate's version number. The possible values are the strings "V1", "V2", and "V3".

Constructors

public Certificate();

Creates a Certificate instance whose properties can be set. This is useful for use with CERTMGR when generating new certificates.

public Certificate( certificateFile);

Opens CertificateFile and reads out the contents as an X509 public key.

public Certificate( certificateData);

Parses CertificateData as an X509 public key.

public Certificate( certStoreType,  store,  storePassword,  subject);

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the class will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate( certStoreType,  store,  storePassword,  subject,  configurationString);

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. ConfigurationString is a newline separated list of name-value pairs that may be used to modify the default behavior. Possible values include "PersistPFXKey", which shows whether or not the PFX key is persisted after performing operations with the private key. This correlates to the PKCS12_NO_PERSIST_KEY CyrptoAPI option. The default value is True (the key is persisted). "Thumbprint" - a MD5, SHA1, or SHA256 thumbprint of the certificate to load. When specified, this value is used to select the certificate in the store. This is applicable to cstUser, cstMachine, cstPublicKeyFile, and cstPFXFile store types. "UseInternalSecurityAPI" shows whether the platform (default) or the internal security API is used when performing certificate-related operations. After the store has been successfully opened, the class will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate( certStoreType,  store,  storePassword,  encoded);

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a file containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the class will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

public Certificate( certStoreType,  storeBlob,  storePassword,  subject);

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. StoreBlob is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate data. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the class will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate( certStoreType,  storeBlob,  storePassword,  subject,  configurationString);

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. StoreBlob is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate data. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the class will attempt to find the certificate identified by Subject . This can be either a complete or a substring match of the X509 certificate's subject Distinguished Name (DN).

public Certificate( certStoreType,  storeBlob,  storePassword,  encoded);

CertStoreType identifies the type of certificate store to use. See StoreType for descriptions of the different certificate stores. Store is a string (binary- or base64-encoded) containing the certificate store. StorePassword is the password used to protect the store. After the store has been successfully opened, the class will load Encoded as an X509 certificate and search the opened store for a corresponding private key.

DropboxAccount Type

A Dropbox account's details and space usage information.

Remarks

This type represents a Dropbox account's details and space usage information.

Fields

Country
String

The country code of the account's user.

This field reflects the two-letter country code of the account's user, if available. Country codes are based on ISO 3166-1.

DisplayName
String

The display name of the account.

This field reflects the display name of the account itself.

Email
String

The email address of the account.

This field reflects the email address associated with the account.

FirstName
String

The first name of the account's user.

This field reflects the account user's first name.

Id
String

The Id of the account.

This field reflects the Id of the account.

LastName
String

The last name of the account's user.

This field reflects the account user's last name.

TeamId
String

The Id of the account's team.

This field reflects the Id of the account's team, if the account is paired to a team.

TeamMemberId
String

The team member Id of the account.

This field reflects the team member Id of the account, if the account is paired to a team.

TeamName
String

The name of the account's team.

This field reflects the name of the account's team, if the account is paired to a team.

TeamTotalSpace
long

The total amount of space allocated to the account's team.

This field reflects the total amount of space, in bytes, allocated to the account's team, if the account is paired to a team.

TeamUsedSpace
long

The amount of space used by the account's team.

This field reflects the amount of space, in bytes, used by the account's team, if the account is paired to a team.

TotalSpace
long

The total amount of space allocated to the account.

This field reflects the total amount of space, in bytes, allocated to the account.

If the account is paired to a team, then the value of this field will either reflect the account's total space quota as defined by the team, or (if the account doesn't have a quota) the same value as the TeamTotalSpace field.

Type
int

The account's type.

This field reflects the account's type. Possible values are:

  • 0 (atBasic)
  • 1 (atPro)
  • 2 (atBusiness)

UsedSpace
long

The amount of space used by the account.

This field reflects the amount of space, in bytes, used by the account.

Constructors

public DropboxAccount();



DropboxResource Type

A Dropbox resource.

Remarks

This type represents a Dropbox resource.

Fields

AccessType
int

The type of access the current user has to the resource.

This field reflects the type of access the current user has to the resource. Possible values are:

0 (atUnrestricted) The user's access to the resource is not restricted.
1 (atReadOnly) The user has read-only access to the resource. This indicates that the resource is, or is located within, a read-only shared folder.
2 (atLimited) The user has limited access to the immediate contents of the folder resource (by virtue of having access to one or more other resources located somewhere within the folder). See further notes below. Only applicable to folders.
3 (atNoAccess) The user is allowed to see that the folder resource exists, but may not access its contents. Only applicable to folders.

An access type of 2 (atLimited) still allows the user to call ListResources for a folder, but the results will be limited to the subset of resources within that folder that the user can actually access (including any further limited-access subfolders).

ClientModifiedTime
String

The client-side last modified timestamp of the file resource.

This field holds the last modified timestamp of the file resource, as reported by a client. Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

Not applicable for folder resources. May be empty or inaccurate for file resources if clients choose not to provide a value when uploading or updating the file contents.

Deleted
boolean

Whether the resource has been deleted.

This field reflects whether the resource has been deleted.

ExportExtension
String

The file extension of the file format that the file resource will be exported as.

Some file resources are "export-only"; i.e., they're stored in Dropbox using a server-only file format, and get exported to a "normal" file format when DownloadFile is called. For export-only file resources, this field reflects the file extension of the export file format; it is empty for all other resources.

When downloading an export-only file resource to a LocalFile, the class will automatically append the file extension reflected by this field, if necessary.

Hash
String

A hash of the file resource's content.

This field holds a hash of the file resource's content. Not applicable for folder resources.

Refer to the Dropbox API documentation for an explanation of how the server calculates file content hashes.

Id
String

The Id of the resource.

This field reflects the Id of the resource.

ModifiedTime
String

The last modified timestamp of the file resource.

This field holds the last modified timestamp of the file resource, as reported by the server. Not applicable for folder resources. Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

Name
String

The name of the resource.

This field reflects the name of the resource.

ParentShareId
String

The shared folder Id of the resource's parent.

This field reflects the shared folder Id of the resource's parent, if its parent is a shared folder.

Path
String

The path of the resource.

This field reflects the path of the resource.

Revision
String

The revision Id of the file resource.

This field reflects the revision Id of the file resource. Not applicable for folder resources.

ShareId
String

The shared folder Id of the folder resource.

This field reflects the shared folder Id of the folder resource, if the resource is a shared folder. Not applicable for file resources.

Size
long

The size of the file resource.

This field holds the size of the file resource, in bytes. Not applicable for folder resources.

Type
int

The resource's type.

This field indicates whether the resource is a folder or a file. Possible values are:

0 (drtFile) A file.
1 (drtFolder) A folder.

Constructors

public DropboxResource();



DropboxSharedLink Type

A Dropbox shared link.

Remarks

This type represents a Dropbox shared link.

Fields

CanRevoke
boolean

Whether the current user has permission to revoke the link.

This field indicates whether the current user has permission to revoke the link.

Expires
String

The expiration timestamp of the link.

This field holds the expiration timestamp of the link (or empty string, if the link doesn't expire). Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

Id
String

The Id of the linked resource.

This field reflects the Id of the linked resource.

Name
String

The name of the linked resource.

This field reflects the name of the linked resource.

Path
String

The path of the linked resource.

This field reflects the path of the linked resource.

Type
int

The linked resource's type.

This field indicates whether the linked resource is a folder or a file. Possible values are:

0 (lrtFile) A file.
1 (lrtFolder) A folder.

URL
String

The URL of the link.

This field reflects the URL of the link.

Visibility
int

The visibility of the link.

This field reflects the visibility of the link. Possible values are:

0 (lvPublic) Anyone with the link can access the linked resource.
1 (lvTeamOnly) Only members of the same team with the link can access the linked resource. (Only applicable to Dropbox Business.)
2 (lvPassword) Anyone with the link and the link's password can access the linked resource.
3 (lvTeamAndPassword) Only members of the same team with the link and the link's password can access the linked resource. (Only applicable to Dropbox Business.)
4 (lvSharedFolderOnly) Only members (with the link) of the shared folder containing the linked resource can access it.

Constructors

public DropboxSharedLink();



Firewall Type

This is the firewall the class will connect through.

Remarks

When connecting through a firewall, this type is used to specify different properties of the firewall, such as the firewall Host and the FirewallType.

Fields

AutoDetect
boolean

This field tells the class whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

Connection information will first be obtained from Java system properties, such as http.proxyHost and https.proxyHost. Java properties may be set in a variety of ways; please consult the Java documentation for information about how firewall and proxy values can be specified.

If no Java system properties define connection information, the class will inspect the Windows registry for connection information that may be present on the system (applicable only on Windows systems).

FirewallType
int

This field determines the type of firewall to connect through. The applicable values are as follows:

fwNone (0)No firewall (default setting).
fwTunnel (1)Connect through a tunneling proxy. Port is set to 80.
fwSOCKS4 (2)Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. Port is set to 1080.
fwSOCKS5 (3)Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. Port is set to 1080.
fwSOCKS4A (10)Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. Port is set to 1080.

Host
String

This field contains the name or IP address of firewall (optional). If a Host is given, the requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If this field is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, this field is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, the class throws an exception.

Password
String

This field contains a password if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall. If Host is specified, the User and Password fields are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the class throws an exception.

Port
int

This field contains the transmission control protocol (TCP) port for the firewall Host. See the description of the Host field for details.

Note: This field is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value. See the description of the FirewallType field for details.

User
String

This field contains a user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall. If the Host is specified, this field and Password fields are used to connect and authenticate to the given Firewall. If the authentication fails, the class throws an exception.

Constructors

public Firewall();



Header Type

This is an HTTP header as it is received from the server.

Remarks

When a header is received through a Header event, it is parsed into a Header type. This type contains a Field, and its corresponding Value.

Fields

Field
String

This field contains the name of the HTTP Header (this is the same case as it is delivered).

Value
String

This field contains the Header contents.

Constructors

public Header();



public Header( field,  value);



OAuthSettings Type

The settings to use to authenticate with the service provider.

Remarks

Used to set give the class the necessary information needed to complete OAuth authentication.

Fields

AccessToken
String

The access token returned by the authorization server. This is set when the class makes a request to the token server.

AuthorizationCode
String

The authorization code that is exchanged for an access token. This is required to be set when the ClientProfile field is set to the Web profile. Otherwise, this field is for information purposes only.

AuthorizationScope
String

The scope request or response parameter used during authorization.

ClientId
String

The id of the client assigned when registering the application.

ClientProfile
int

The type of client that is requesting authorization. See the introduction section for more information. Possible values are:

0 (cocpApplication - Default)The application profile is applicable to applications that are run by the user directly. For instance a windows form application would use the application profile. To authorize your application (client) using the application profile see the introduction section.
1 (cocpWeb)The Web profile is applicable to applications that are run on the server side where the user uses the application from a web browser. To authorize your application (client) using this profile follow see the introduction section.

ClientSecret
String

The secret value for the client assigned when registering the application.

GrantType
int

The OAuth grant type used to acquire an OAuth access token. See the introduction section for more information. Possible values are:

0 (cogtAuthorizationCode - Default) Authorization Code grant type
1 (cogtImplicit) Implicit grant type
2 (cogtPassword) Resource Owner Password Credentials grant type
3 (cogtClientCredentials) Client Credentials grant type

RefreshToken
String

Specifies the refresh token received from or sent to the authorization server. This field is set automatically if a refresh token is retrieved from the token server. If the OAuthAutomaticRefresh configuration setting is set to true, and the GrantType field is set to a grant that can use refresh tokens.

ReturnURL
String

The URL where the user (browser) returns after authenticating. This field is mapped to the redirect_uri parameter when making a request to the authorization server. Typically, this is automatically set by the class when using the embedded web server. If the OAuthWebServerPort or OAuthWebServerHost configuration settings is set, then this field should be set to match. If using the Web client profile, this should be set to the place where the authorization code will be parsed out of the response after the user finishes authorizing.

ServerAuthURL
String

The URL of the authorization server.

ServerTokenURL
String

The URL of the token server used to obtain the access token.

WebAuthURL
String

The URL to which the user should be re-directed for authorization. This field is used to get the URL that the user should be redirected to when using the Web client profile. See introduction section for more information.

Constructors

public OAuthSettings();



Proxy Type

This is the proxy the class will connect to.

Remarks

When connecting through a proxy, this type is used to specify different properties of the proxy, such as the Server and the AuthScheme.

Fields

AuthScheme
int

This field is used to tell the class which type of authorization to perform when connecting to the proxy. This is used only when the User and Password fields are set.

AuthScheme should be set to authNone (3) when no authentication is expected.

By default, AuthScheme is authBasic (0), and if the User and Password fields are set, the component will attempt basic authentication.

If AuthScheme is set to authDigest (1), digest authentication will be attempted instead.

If AuthScheme is set to authProprietary (2), then the authorization token will not be generated by the class. Look at the configuration file for the class being used to find more information about manually setting this token.

If AuthScheme is set to authNtlm (4), NTLM authentication will be used.

For security reasons, setting this field will clear the values of User and Password.

AutoDetect
boolean

This field tells the class whether or not to automatically detect and use proxy system settings, if available. The default value is false.

Note: This setting is applicable only in Windows.

Password
String

This field contains a password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

If AuthScheme is set to Basic Authentication, the User and Password are Base64 encoded and the proxy authentication token will be generated in the form Basic [encoded-user-password].

If AuthScheme is set to Digest Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to respond to the Digest Authentication challenge from the server.

If AuthScheme is set to NTLM Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to authenticate through NTLM negotiation.

Port
int

This field contains the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port for the proxy Server (default 80). See the description of the Server field for details.

Server
String

If a proxy Server is given, then the HTTP request is sent to the proxy instead of the server otherwise specified.

If the Server field is set to a domain name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the Server field is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

SSL
int

This field determines when to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the connection to the proxy. The applicable values are as follows:

psAutomatic (0)Default setting. If the URL is an https URL, the class will use the psTunnel option. If the URL is an http URL, the class will use the psNever option.
psAlways (1)The connection is always SSL enabled.
psNever (2)The connection is not SSL enabled.
psTunnel (3)The connection is made through a tunneling (HTTP) proxy.

User
String

This field contains a user name, if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

If AuthScheme is set to Basic Authentication, the User and Password are Base64 encoded and the proxy authentication token will be generated in the form Basic [encoded-user-password].

If AuthScheme is set to Digest Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to respond to the Digest Authentication challenge from the server.

If AuthScheme is set to NTLM Authentication, the User and Password fields are used to authenticate through NTLM negotiation.

Constructors

public Proxy();



public Proxy( server,  port);



public Proxy( server,  port,  user,  password);



QueryParam Type

A query parameter to send in the request.

Remarks

This type represents a query parameter to send in the request.

Fields

Name
String

The name of the query parameter.

This field specifies the name of the query parameter.

Value
String

The value of the query parameter.

This field specifies the value of the query parameter. The class will automatically URL-encode this value when sending the request.

Constructors

public QueryParam();



public QueryParam( name,  value);



Config Settings (Dropbox Class)

The class accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

Dropbox Config Settings

AccountHomeNamespace:   The current user's home namespace Id.

After a successful call to GetAccountInfo this setting will be populated with the current user's home namespace Id.

AccountHomePath:   The path for the current user's home directory, if their account is part of a team.

After a successful call to GetAccountInfo, this setting will be populated with the path for the current user's home directory under their team's shared root. If the current user's account is not a member of a team, this setting will be empty.

AccountRootNamespace:   The current user's root namespace Id.

After a successful call to GetAccountInfo, this setting will be populated with the current user's root namespace Id. If the current user's account is a member of a team, this will be the Id of the team's namespace root. Otherwise, it will be the same as the AccountHomeNamespace.

AccumulatePages:   Whether the class should accumulate subsequent pages of results when listing them.

This setting controls how the class behaves when listing multiple pages of results. If this setting is enabled, each successive page of results will be appended to the appropriate collection property until the last page of results has been listed (at which point the next list call will cause said collection to be cleared first). If this setting is disabled, the collection will be cleared every time a page of results is returned.

By default, this setting is enabled, allowing all pages of results to be accumulated in the appropriate collection property.

AllowCopySharedFolders:   Whether to allow the copying of shared folders or their contents.

This setting must be enabled before attempting to copy shared folders (or any of their contents) using CopyResource.

This setting is disabled by default.

AllowFolderDownloads:   Whether to allow folder downloading.

This setting controls whether the DownloadFile method can be used to download folder resources. Calling DownloadFile for a folder resource with this setting enabled will cause the class to download it as a ZIP file.

This setting is disabled by default.

AllowOwnershipTransfers:   Whether to allow move operations that would result in ownership transfers.

This setting must be enabled before attempting to use MoveResource to move a resource to a location that would result in the current user losing ownership of it.

This setting is disabled by default.

ClientModifiedTime:   The client-side last modified time.

This setting may be set to an appropriately-formatted timestamp before calling UploadFile to set (or update) the client-side last modified time for the file resource.

Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

CreateLinkExpiration:   The expiration date to assign to the link.

This setting may be set to an appropriately-formatted timestamp before calling CreateLink to specify an expiration time for it. If this setting is empty (default) when CreateLink is called, the link will never expire.

Timestamps are formatted according to ISO 8601 and are always in UTC time.

CreateLinkPassword:   The password to protect the link with.

When CreateLinkVisibility is set to 2, this setting must be set before calling CreateLink to specify the password to protect the link with.

CreateLinkVisibility:   The visibility to create links with.

This setting specifies the visibility that CreateLink should create links with. Possible values are:

0 (default) Public Anyone with the link can access the linked resource.
1 Team only Only members of the same team with the link can access the linked resource. (Only applicable to Dropbox Business.)
2 Password Anyone with the link and the link's password can access the linked resource.

Note that links created for team resources are subject to the team's access policies, and thus may end up with a different visibility than was requested.

DateFormat:   The format to use for date and time.

This setting specifies the date format for the date/time fields(e.g ModifiedTime). Below are the custom date and time format specifiers that can be used:

yyyyyear
MMmonth
ddday
hhhours
mmminutes
ssseconds
fffmilliseconds

These format specifiers can be written in any combination. For example: DropBox.Config("DateFormat=yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ss");

DropBox.Config("DateFormat=dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss");

If this setting is not specified, the default date/time format will be yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ. This is from ISO 8601.

DownloadTempFile:   The temporary file used when downloading encrypted data.

This setting specifies the temporary file used when downloading encrypted data.

When downloading encrypted data with LocalFile set, the class will automatically create a temporary file at TempPath to hold the encrypted file contents. When the download is complete, the data is decrypted to LocalFile.

If the download is interrupted, the specified file will hold the partially downloaded encrypted file contents. Before resuming the download, this setting must be set to a valid file containing the partially encrypted file contents. See DownloadFile for details.

EncryptionIV:   The initialization vector to be used for encryption/decryption.

When encrypting or decrypting a file, this setting may be set to specify the initialization vector. Normally the class will derive this value automatically from EncryptionPassword.

This setting accepts a hex encoded value.

EncryptionKey:   The key to use during encryption/decryption.

When encrypting or decrypting a file, this setting may be set to specify the key to use. Normally the class will derive this value automatically from EncryptionPassword.

This setting accepts a hex encoded value.

EncryptionPasswordKDF:   The KDF algorithm to use during password based encryption and decryption.

This setting specified the Key Derivation Function (KDF) used to derive a key from the specified EncryptionPassword. Possible values are:

  • 0 (default) - PBKDF1
  • 1 - PBKDF2
Note: PBKDF1 is not FIPS compliant. When operating in FIPS mode PBKDF2 should be used. Additionally when in FIPS mode the EncryptionPassword must be at least fourteen characters.

FragmentSize:   The fragment size.

This setting controls the fragment size, in bytes, to use while uploading files when UseResumableUpload is true. When UploadFile is called the file will be fragmented into pieces of this size.

The default value is 10485760 (10MB).

IfRevision:   A revision Id, used to modify certain requests.

This setting can be set to a revision Id before calling the following methods to modify their behavior:

  • DeleteResource: Prevents the deletion from occurring if the specified revision Id does not match the latest revision Id of the file resource specified by the Resource method parameter. (Not supported when deleting folder resources.)
  • UploadFile: Refer to the UploadFile method's documentation for information.
IncludeDeleted:   Whether deleted resources should be included in the results.

This setting specifies whether deleted resources should be included in the results when calling GetResourceInfo, ListResources, ListChanges, or GetCurrentChangeMarker.

Note that Dropbox only returns a very limited subset of metadata for deleted resources; this is a limitation of the Dropbox API that cannot be changed. Specifically, the following fields are returned:

This setting is disabled by default.

IncludeMounted:   Whether to include resources in mounted folders in the results.

This setting specifies whether resources in mounted folders (that is, app folders, shared folders, and team folders) should be included in the results when calling ListResources, ListChanges, or GetCurrentChangeMarker.

This setting is enabled by default.

ListRevisionsMode:   Controls the revision listing mode that the server should use.

When listing revisions, the server can return the revision history either by path or by Id. A path's revision history will include revisions for any and all files that have been located there; while an Id's revision history will only return revisions for the associated file resource (regardless of where it's been located over time).

By default, the class chooses which mode the server should use automatically each time ListRevisions is called based on the kind of resource identifier passed for the FileResource parameter. If a path (or an Id-based relative path) is provided, it chooses the path-based mode; and if a file resource Id is provided, it chooses the Id-based mode.

This setting can be used to explicitly control which revision listing mode the server should use. Possible values are:

0 (default) Auto The class will automatically choose which mode the server uses based on the kind of resource identifier passed to ListRevisions.
1 Path The server will always list revisions by path. If a file resource Id is passed to ListRevisions, the server will use the path of the file associated with that Id.
2 Id The server will always list revisions by file resource Id. If a path (or an Id-based relative path) is provided, the server will use the Id of the file at that path.

MaxResults:   Limits the number of resource and change results.

This setting specifies the maximum number of results that should be returned each time ListResources or ListChanges is called (it also affects the NextChangeMarker value returned by GetCurrentChangeMarker). If there are more items than can be returned, the results will be paged and the appropriate "Marker" property populated.

Acceptable values are from 1 to 2000 inclusive. The default is -1, which causes the server's default to be used.

MaxRevisionResults:   Limits the number of revision results.

This setting specifies the maximum number of results that should be returned when ListRevisions is called. (Note that unlike other listing operations, the results returned by ListRevisions cannot be paged through; this setting simply specifies a limit. This is a limitation of the Dropbox API.)

Acceptable values are from 1 to 100 inclusive. The default is -1, which causes the server's default (10) to be used.

MaxSearchResults:   Limits the number of search results.

This setting specifies the maximum number of search results that should be returned each time Search is called. If there are more items than can be returned, the results will be truncated and the SearchMarker property populated.

Acceptable values are from 1 to 1000 inclusive. The default is -1, which causes the server's default (100) to be used.

MuteFileUploads:   Whether the server should suppress file change notifications.

This setting controls whether the server should suppress the notifications that it typically sends to applicable users' Dropbox desktop clients when files are uploaded or updated.

This setting is disabled by default; UploadFile will cause the server to send file upload/update notifications.

OAuthAccessTokenExpiration:   The lifetime of the access token.

This setting holds the lifetime of the access token in seconds. For instance the value 3600 indicates that the token will expire in one hour from the time it was generated.

OAuthAuthorizationTokenType:   The type of access token returned.

The applicable values include the following:

Bearer (default)When the access token returned by the server is a Bearer type, the authorization string returned by Authorize will be in the format "Bearer access_token". This can be supplied as the value of the HTTP Authorization header.

OAuthAutomaticRefresh:   Whether or not to refresh an expired access token automatically.

When this setting is set to true and the Authorization property is not set, the class will automatically get a new access token if it has the necessary properties to do so without user interaction.

For example, when using the Authorization Code grant type, the RefreshToken field should be set to a valid refresh token. When using the Client Credential grant type however, the class does not need any additional properties set as it can already get a new access token without user interaction.

OAuthBrowserResponseTimeout:   Specifies the amount of time to wait for a response from the browser.

This setting specifies the amount of time (in seconds) the class will wait for a response from the browser when requesting user authentication. The default value is 0, meaning that the class will wait indefinitely.

OAuthIncludeEmptyRedirectURI:   Whether an empty redirect_uri parameter is included in requests.

This setting specifies whether redirect_uri is included in the request made by Authorize if it is empty.

If set to true (default) the redirect_uri will be sent in all cases. If set to false the redirect_uri will only be sent if it has a value.

OAuthJWTPayload:   The payload of the JWT access token if present.

This configuration setting provides the payload section of a JWT access token if the access token is a JWT and the class is able to parse out the payload section. This setting only applies to access tokens that are returned from a service provider after successfully authorizing and authenticating with the service.

To parse the payload for specific claims, see OAuthJWTXPath.

OAuthJWTXPath:   Provides a way to point to a specific element in the returned payload of a JWT based access token.

The OAuthJWTXPath setting allows you to point to specific claims within the payload of a JWT based access token.

XPath Syntax

XPath syntax is available for the payload of JWT based access tokens if available. An XPath is a series of one or more element accessors separated by the / character, for example: /A/B/C/D.

The following are possible values for an element accessor, which operates relative to the current location specified by the XPath accessors which proceed it in the overall XPath string:

Accessor Description
name The first element with a particular name. Can be *.
[i] The i-th element.
name[i] The i-th element with a particular name.
[last()] The last element.
[last()-i] The element i before the last element.

Here are some examples of valid XPaths and some common claims:

DescriptionJSON XPath
Document root /json
Specific element /json/element_one
Username Claim (Microsoft Specific) /json/preferred_username
Registered Application Name Claim (Microsoft Specific) /json/app_displayname

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but should provide a general idea of the possibilities. To get the text of the specified element, see OAuthJWTXText.

OAuthJWTXText:   The text of the current element.

Provides the inner text of the current element.

The current element is specified in the OAuthJWTXPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

OAuthParamCount:   Specifies the number of additional parameters variables to include in the request.

This setting can be used to add query string parameters to the outgoing request. One common use for this method would be to add the "state" parameter to the request, which can be used when the ClientProfile is ocpWeb to add user defined data. The authorization server will include the "state" parameter in the response and will be available in the post back to your server which will allow you to maintain state in your application. This is used in conjunction with OAuthParamName[i] and OAuthParamValue[i]. For instance:

component.Config("OAuthParamCount=2"); component.Config("OAuthParamName[0]=myvar"); component.Config("OAuthParamValue[0]=myvalue"); component.Config("OAuthParamName[1]=testname"); component.Config("OAuthParamValue[1]=testvalue");

Addtionally, this will also be updated to hold the parameters returned in the response.

for (int i = 0; i < int.Parse(component.Config("OAuthParamCount")); i++) { string name = component.Config("OAuthParamName["+i+"]"); string value = component.Config("OAuthParamValue[" + i + "]"); }

OAuthParamName[i]:   Specifies the parameter name at the specified index.

This setting can be used to retrieve or specify the parameter variable name at the index specified. See OAuthParamCount for details.

OAuthParamValue[i]:   Specifies the parameter value at the specified index.

This setting can be used to retrieve or specify the parameter variable value at the index specified. See OAuthParamCount for details.

OAuthPasswordGrantUsername:   Used in the Resource Owner Password grant type.

Used to set the username field when the GrantType is set to the password grant type and Authorize is called.

OAuthPKCEChallengeEncoding:   The PKCE code challenge method to use.

This setting controls the PKCE code challenge method used when OAuthUsePKCE is set to true. Possible values are:

  • 1 (Plain)
  • 2 (S256/SHA256 - default)
OAuthReUseWebServer:   Determines if the same server instance is used between requests.

If set to true (default), the same embedded web server instance will be used for multiple requests. If set to false the embedded web server will be created and destroyed on each call to Authorize

OAuthUsePKCE:   Specifies if PKCE should be used.

If set to true (default), Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE) defined by RFC 7636 will be used when performing authorization. This setting applies when using the Authorization Code GrantType. The OAuthPKCEChallengeEncoding configuration setting can be used to control the code challenge method that will be used.

OAuthWebServerActive:   Specifies and controls whether the embedded web server is active.

The setting when queried will return the current state of the web server. If the webserver is active, it will return "true" and if it is inactive it will return "false".

This setting can also be set to activate or deactivate the web server. Under normal circumstances, this would not be required as the class will automatically start and stop the web server when Authorize is called. In certain cases, it is required to start the webserver before calling Authorize. For example, if the ReturnURL needs to be set to a relay server, then you will need to start the web server manually. Another example would be when the OAuthReUseWebServer is set to true, the server will not be automatically stopped, and this configuration setting must be set to "false" to stop the embedded web server.

OAuthWebServerCertStore:   The certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.

The name of the certificate store used for the embedded web server's SSL.

The OAuthWebServerCertStoreType field specifies the type of the certificate store specified by OAuthWebServerCertStore. If the store is password protected, specify the password in OAuthWebServerCertStorePassword.

OAuthWebServerCertStore is used in conjunction with the OAuthWebServerCertSubject field in order to specify the certificate to be used during SSL.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

In Java, the certificate store normally is a file containing certificates and optional private keys.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

Note: This is required when OAuthWebServerSSLEnabled is set to true.

OAuthWebServerCertStorePassword:   The certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.

If the certificate store is of a type that requires a password, this property is used to specify that password in order to open the certificate store.

Note: This is only applicable when OAuthWebServerSSLEnabled is set to true.

OAuthWebServerCertStoreType:   The certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.

This specifies the type of certificate store. Possible values are:

0 User - This is the default for Windows. This specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: This store type is not available in Java.
1 Machine - For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: This store type is not available in Java.
2 PFXFile - The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 PFXBlob - The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 JKSFile - The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: This store type is available only in Java.
5 JKSBlob - The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: This store type is available only in Java.
6 PEMKeyFile - The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 PEMKeyBlob - The certificate store is a string (binary or Base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
14 PPKFile - The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 PPKBlob - The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 XMLFile - The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 XMLBlob - The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.

Note: This is required when OAuthWebServerSSLEnabled is set to true.

OAuthWebServerCertSubject:   The certificate with private key to use when SSL is enabled.

The subject of the SSL certificate.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

Note: This is required when OAuthWebServerSSLEnabled is set to true.

OAuthWebServerFailedResponse:   The custom response that will be displayed to the user if authentication failed.

When Authorize is called the user will be redirected to the embedded web server upon completing authentication with the authorization server. If authentication failed, the HTML specified here will be sent to the user's browser.

OAuthWebServerHost:   The hostname used by the embedded web server displayed in the ReturnURL.

This setting specifies the hostname used by the embedded web server when ClientProfile is set to cocpApplication. This specifies the interface on which the embedded web server listens, and also the value displayed in the ReturnURL. This should be set to the hostname only, not the full URL.

The default value is localhost.

OAuthWebServerPort:   The local port on which the embedded web server listens.

This property specifies the port on which the embedded web server listens. Setting this to 0 (default) enables the system to choose a port at random. The chosen port will be returned when this setting is queried after the server has started listening.This is only applicable when using the embedded web server.

OAuthWebServerResponse:   The custom response that will be displayed to the user.

When Authorize is called the user will be redirected to the embedded web server upon completing authentication with the authorization server. This setting allows you to specify the HTML that will be sent to the user's browser.

OAuthWebServerSSLEnabled:   Whether the web server requires SSL connections.

This setting specifies whether the embedded web server will use SSL. If set to True OAuthWebServerCert* configs are required and the server will only accept SSL connections. If set to False only plaintext connects are supported.

PermanentlyDelete:   Whether resources should be permanently deleted (Dropbox Business only).

This setting controls whether resources should be deleted permanently when DeleteResource is called.

This setting is disabled by default. Permanent deletion is only supported for Dropbox Business.

ProgressAbsolute:   Whether the class should track transfer progress absolutely.

This setting controls whether the class tracks upload and download progress absolutely or relatively, with regards to the values reported via the Progress event when an interrupted transfer is resumed.

If this setting is enabled (default), then when a transfer is interrupted and later resumed, the values reported by the Progress event will account for the data that was successfully transferred before the interruption.

If this setting is disabled, then the class will treat resumed transfers as "new" transfers, and the values reported by the Progress event will start at 0 rather than from the number of bytes already transferred.

Refer to the Progress event for more information.

ProgressStep:   How often the progress event should be fired, in terms of percentage.

This setting controls how often the class will fire the Progress event during an upload or download, in terms of percentage. Valid values are 0 to 99, inclusive.

The default value, 1, will cause the Progress event to fire each time the event's PercentDone parameter value increases by one percent. Setting this setting to 0 will cause the Progress event to fire every time data is transferred.

Note that the Progress event will always fire once at the beginning and end of a transfer, regardless of this setting's value. Also, if PercentDone cannot be calculated for a particular transfer (e.g., for downloads that use chunked transfer encoding), then the class will behave as if this setting were 0 for the duration of the transfer.

RawRequest:   Returns the data that was sent to the server.

This setting may be queried after calling any method that sends data to the server to obtain the request data that was transmitted. Such data may be useful for troubleshooting purposes.

RawResponse:   Returns the data that was received from the server.

This setting may be queried after calling any method that sends data to the server to obtain the response data that was received. Such data may be useful for troubleshooting purposes.

RecurseSubfolders:   Whether to recursively list all resources within the specified folder.

This setting specifies whether calling ListResources will cause all resources within the specified folder to be listed (including those in all subfolders, recursively). This setting also affects ListChanges and GetCurrentChangeMarker.

This setting is disabled by default.

RenameIfExists:   Whether to rename newly-created resources in the event of a name conflict.

This setting specifies whether the server should rename files uploaded with UploadFile and folders created with CreateFolder if the desired name is already in use.

The name the server choses will be always unique; it will append a number to the end of the original name (for files, before the extension). That number will be incremented until a unique name is found.

This setting is disabled by default. Note that, when calling UploadFile, this setting takes precedence over the Overwrite property if both are enabled.

TempPath:   The path to the directory where temporary files are created.

This setting specifies the path where temporary files are created when downloading encrypted files. If not specified, the system's temporary directory is used. Refer to DownloadTempFile and DownloadFile for more information.

ThumbnailFormat:   The image format thumbnails should be downloaded in.

When DownloadType is set to 1 (ddtFileThumbnail), this setting specifies the image format that file thumbnails will be downloaded in when DownloadFile is called. Possible values are:

0 (default) JPEG
1 PNG

ThumbnailMode:   The mode the server should use to create thumbnails.

When DownloadType is set to 1 (ddtFileThumbnail), this setting specifies the mode the server should use to create thumbnails when DownloadFile is called. Possible values are:

0 (default) Strict Scale down the image to fit within the given ThumbnailSize.
1 Best fit Scale down the image to fit within the given ThumbnailSize or its transpose.
2 Best fit one Scale down the image to completely cover the given ThumbnailSize or its transpose.

ThumbnailSize:   The thumbnail output size.

When DownloadType is set to 1 (ddtFileThumbnail), this setting specifies the thumbnail output size the server should use. Possible values are:

0 32x32 px
1 (default) 64x64 px
2 128x128 px
3 256x256 px
4 480x320 px
5 640x480 px
6 960x640 px
7 1024x768 px
8 2048x1536 px

Note that the actual output size of each thumbnail may vary based the currently selected ThumbnailMode option.

XChildCount:   The number of child elements of the current element.

The number of child attributes of the current element. The XChild configuration settings will be indexed from 0 to (XChildCount - 1).

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XChildName[i]:   The name of the child element.

Provides the name of the i'th child element of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XChildXText[i]:   The inner text of the child element.

Provides the inner text of the i'th child element of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XElement:   The name of the current element.

Provides the name of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XParent:   The parent of the current element.

Provides the parent of the current element.

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XPath:   Provides a way to point to a specific element in the returned XML or JSON response.

The XPath setting allows you to point to specific elements in the XML or JSON response.

When XPath is set to a valid path, XElement points to the name of the element, with XText, XParent, XSubTree, XChildCount, XChildName[i], and XChildXText[i] providing other properties of the element.

XPath Syntax

XPath syntax is available for both XML and JSON documents. An XPath is a series of one or more element accessors separated by the / character, for example: /A/B/C/D. An XPath can be absolute (i.e., it starts with /), or it can be relative to the current XPath location.

The following are possible values for an element accessor, which operates relative to the current location specified by the XPath accessors which proceed it in the overall XPath string:

Accessor Description
name The first element with a particular name. Can be *.
[i] The i-th element.
name[i] The i-th element with a particular name.
[last()] The last element.
[last()-i] The element i before the last element.
name[@attrname="attrvalue"]The first element with a particular name that contains the specified attribute-value pair.

Supports single and double quotes. (XML Only)

. The current element.
.. The parent element.

Note: XPath indices are 1-based.

XPath Examples

Assuming the following XML response:

<firstlevel>
  <one>value</one>
  <two>
    <item>first</item>
    <item>second</item>
  </two>
  <three>value three</three>
</firstlevel>

Or, alternatively, the following JSON response:

{
  "firstlevel": {
    "one": "value",
    "two": ["first", "second"],
    "three": "value three"
  }
}

Here are some examples of valid XPaths:

DescriptionXML XPath JSON XPath
Document root / /json
Specific element /firstlevel/one /json/firstlevel/one
i-th child /firstlevel/two/item[2]/json/firstlevel/two/[2]

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but should provide a general idea of the possibilities.

XSubTree:   A snapshot of the current element in the document.

Provides the entirety of the current element (including its sub-elements).

The current element is specified via the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

XText:   The text of the current element.

Provides the inner text of the current element.

The current element is specified in the XPath configuration setting. This configuration setting is read-only.

HTTP Config Settings

AcceptEncoding:   Used to tell the server which types of content encodings the client supports.

When AllowHTTPCompression is True, the class adds an Accept-Encoding header to the request being sent to the server. By default, this header's value is "gzip, deflate". This configuration setting allows you to change the value of the Accept-Encoding header. Note: The class only supports gzip and deflate decompression algorithms.

AllowHTTPCompression:   This property enables HTTP compression for receiving data.

This configuration setting enables HTTP compression for receiving data. When set to True (default), the class will accept compressed data. It then will uncompress the data it has received. The class will handle data compressed by both gzip and deflate compression algorithms.

When True, the class adds an Accept-Encoding header to the outgoing request. The value for this header can be controlled by the AcceptEncoding configuration setting. The default value for this header is "gzip, deflate".

The default value is True.

AllowHTTPFallback:   Whether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fallback to HTTP/1.1.

This configuration setting controls whether HTTP/2 connections are permitted to fall back to HTTP/1.1 when the server does not support HTTP/2. This setting is applicable only when HTTPVersion is set to "2.0".

If set to True (default), the class will automatically use HTTP/1.1 if the server does not support HTTP/2. If set to False, the class throws an exception if the server does not support HTTP/2.

The default value is True.

AllowNTLMFallback:   Whether to allow fallback from Negotiate to NTLM when authenticating.

This configuration setting applies only when AuthScheme is set to Negotiate. If set to True, the class will automatically use New Technology LAN Manager (NTLM) if the server does not support Negotiate authentication. Note: The server must indicate that it supports NTLM authentication through the WWW-Authenticate header for the fallback from Negotiate to NTLM to take place. The default value is False.

Append:   Whether to append data to LocalFile.

This configuration setting determines whether data will be appended when writing to LocalFile. When set to True, downloaded data will be appended to LocalFile. This may be used in conjunction with Range to resume a failed download. This is applicable only when LocalFile is set. The default value is False.

Authorization:   The Authorization string to be sent to the server.

If the Authorization property contains a nonempty string, an Authorization HTTP request header is added to the request. This header conveys Authorization information to the server.

This property is provided so that the HTTP class can be extended with other security schemes in addition to the authorization schemes already implemented by the class.

The AuthScheme property defines the authentication scheme used. In the case of HTTP Basic Authentication (default), every time User and Password are set, they are Base64 encoded, and the result is put in the Authorization property in the form "Basic [encoded-user-password]".

BytesTransferred:   Contains the number of bytes transferred in the response data.

This configuration setting returns the raw number of bytes from the HTTP response data, before the component processes the data, whether it is chunked or compressed. This returns the same value as the Transfer event, by BytesTransferred.

ChunkSize:   Specifies the chunk size in bytes when using chunked encoding.

This is applicable only when UseChunkedEncoding is True. This setting specifies the chunk size in bytes to be used when posting data. The default value is 16384.

CompressHTTPRequest:   Set to true to compress the body of a PUT or POST request.

If set to True, the body of a PUT or POST request will be compressed into gzip format before sending the request. The "Content-Encoding" header is also added to the outgoing request.

The default value is False.

EncodeURL:   If set to True the URL will be encoded by the class.

If set to True, the URL passed to the class will be URL encoded. The default value is False.

FollowRedirects:   Determines what happens when the server issues a redirect.

This option determines what happens when the server issues a redirect. Normally, the class returns an error if the server responds with an "Object Moved" message. If this property is set to 1 (always), the new URL for the object is retrieved automatically every time.

If this property is set to 2 (Same Scheme), the new URL is retrieved automatically only if the URL Scheme is the same; otherwise, the class throws an exception.

Note: Following the HTTP specification, unless this option is set to 1 (Always), automatic redirects will be performed only for GET or HEAD requests. Other methods potentially could change the conditions of the initial request and create security vulnerabilities.

Furthermore, if either the new URL server or port are different from the existing one, User and Password are also reset to empty, unless this property is set to 1 (Always), in which case the same credentials are used to connect to the new server.

A Redirect event is fired for every URL the product is redirected to. In the case of automatic redirections, the Redirect event is a good place to set properties related to the new connection (e.g., new authentication parameters).

The default value is 0 (Never). In this case, redirects are never followed, and the class throws an exception instead.

Following are the valid options:

  • 0 - Never
  • 1 - Always
  • 2 - Same Scheme

GetOn302Redirect:   If set to True the class will perform a GET on the new location.

The default value is False. If set to True, the class will perform a GET on the new location. Otherwise, it will use the same HTTP method again.

HTTP2HeadersWithoutIndexing:   HTTP2 headers that should not update the dynamic header table with incremental indexing.

HTTP/2 servers maintain a dynamic table of headers and values seen over the course of a connection. Typically, these headers are inserted into the table through incremental indexing (also known as HPACK, defined in RFC 7541). To tell the component not to use incremental indexing for certain headers, and thus not update the dynamic table, set this configuration option to a comma-delimited list of the header names.

HTTPVersion:   The version of HTTP used by the class.

This property specifies the HTTP version used by the class. Possible values are as follows:

  • "1.0"
  • "1.1" (default)
  • "2.0"
  • "3.0"

When using HTTP/2 ("2.0"), additional restrictions apply. Please see the following notes for details.

HTTP/2 Notes

When using HTTP/2, a secure Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (TLS/SSL) connection is required. Attempting to use a plaintext URL with HTTP/2 will result in an error.

If the server does not support HTTP/2, the class will automatically use HTTP/1.1 instead. This is done to provide compatibility without the need for any additional settings. To see which version was used, check NegotiatedHTTPVersion after calling a method. The AllowHTTPFallback setting controls whether this behavior is allowed (default) or disallowed.

HTTP/2 is supported on all platforms. The class will use the internal security implementation in all cases when connecting.

HTTP/3 Notes

HTTP/3 is supported only in .NET and Java.

When using HTTP/3, a secure (TLS/SSL) connection is required. Attempting to use a plaintext URL with HTTP/3 will result in an error.

IfModifiedSince:   A date determining the maximum age of the desired document.

If this setting contains a nonempty string, an If-Modified-Since HTTP header is added to the request. The value of this header is used to make the HTTP request conditional: if the requested documented has not been modified since the time specified in the field, a copy of the document will not be returned from the server; instead, a 304 (not modified) response will be returned by the server and the component throws an exception

The format of the date value for IfModifiedSince is detailed in the HTTP specs. For example: Sat, 29 Oct 2017 19:43:31 GMT.

KeepAlive:   Determines whether the HTTP connection is closed after completion of the request.

If True, the component will not send the Connection: Close header. The absence of the Connection header indicates to the server that HTTP persistent connections should be used if supported. Note: Not all servers support persistent connections. You also may explicitly add the Keep-Alive header to the request headers by setting OtherHeaders to Connection: Keep-Alive. If False, the connection will be closed immediately after the server response is received.

The default value for KeepAlive is False.

KerberosSPN:   The Service Principal Name for the Kerberos Domain Controller.

If the Service Principal Name on the Kerberos Domain Controller is not the same as the URL that you are authenticating to, the Service Principal Name should be set here.

LogLevel:   The level of detail that is logged.

This configuration setting controls the level of detail that is logged through the Log event. Possible values are as follows:

0 (None) No events are logged.
1 (Info - default) Informational events are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data are logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data are logged.

The value 1 (Info) logs basic information, including the URL, HTTP version, and status details.

The value 2 (Verbose) logs additional information about the request and response.

The value 3 (Debug) logs the headers and body for both the request and response, as well as additional debug information (if any).

MaxHeaders:   Instructs class to save the amount of headers specified that are returned by the server after a Header event has been fired.

This configuration setting should be set when the TransferredHeaders collection is to be populated when a Header event has been fired. This value represents the number of headers that are to be saved in the collection.

To save all items to the collection, set this configuration setting to -1. If no items are wanted, set this to 0, which will not save any items to the collection. The default for this configuration setting is -1, so all items will be included in the collection.

MaxHTTPCookies:   Instructs class to save the amount of cookies specified that are returned by the server when a SetCookie event is fired.

This configuration setting should be set when populating the Cookies collection as a result of an HTTP request. This value represents the number of cookies that are to be saved in the collection.

To save all items to the collection, set this configuration setting to -1. If no items are wanted, set this to 0, which will not save any items to the collection. The default for this configuration setting is -1, so all items will be included in the collection.

MaxRedirectAttempts:   Limits the number of redirects that are followed in a request.

When FollowRedirects is set to any value other than frNever, the class will follow redirects until this maximum number of redirect attempts are made. The default value is 20.

NegotiatedHTTPVersion:   The negotiated HTTP version.

This configuration setting may be queried after the request is complete to indicate the HTTP version used. When HTTPVersion is set to "2.0" (if the server does not support "2.0"), then the class will fall back to using "1.1" automatically. This setting will indicate which version was used.

OtherHeaders:   Other headers as determined by the user (optional).

This configuration setting can be set to a string of headers to be appended to the HTTP request headers.

The headers must follow the format "header: value" as described in the HTTP specifications. Header lines should be separated by CRLF ("\r\n") .

Use this configuration setting with caution. If this configuration setting contains invalid headers, HTTP requests may fail.

This configuration setting is useful for extending the functionality of the class beyond what is provided.

ProxyAuthorization:   The authorization string to be sent to the proxy server.

This is similar to the Authorization configuration setting, but is used for proxy authorization. If this configuration setting contains a nonempty string, a Proxy-Authorization HTTP request header is added to the request. This header conveys proxy Authorization information to the server. If User and Password are specified, this value is calculated using the algorithm specified by AuthScheme.

ProxyAuthScheme:   The authorization scheme to be used for the proxy.

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyPassword:   A password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyPort:   Port for the proxy server (default 80).

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyServer:   Name or IP address of a proxy server (optional).

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

ProxyUser:   A user name if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Proxy properties.

SentHeaders:   The full set of headers as sent by the client.

This configuration setting returns the complete set of raw headers as sent by the client.

StatusLine:   The first line of the last response from the server.

This setting contains the first line of the last response from the server. The format of the line will be [HTTP version] [Result Code] [Description].

TransferredData:   The contents of the last response from the server.

This configuration setting contains the contents of the last response from the server.

TransferredDataLimit:   The maximum number of incoming bytes to be stored by the class.

If TransferredDataLimit is set to 0 (default), no limits are imposed. Otherwise, this reflects the maximum number of incoming bytes that can be stored by the class.

TransferredHeaders:   The full set of headers as received from the server.

This configuration setting returns the complete set of raw headers as received from the server.

TransferredRequest:   The full request as sent by the client.

This configuration setting returns the full request as sent by the client. For performance reasons, the request is not normally saved. Set this configuration setting to ON before making a request to enable it. Following are examples of this request:

.NET Http http = new Http(); http.Config("TransferredRequest=on"); http.PostData = "body"; http.Post("http://someserver.com"); Console.WriteLine(http.Config("TransferredRequest")); C++ HTTP http; http.Config("TransferredRequest=on"); http.SetPostData("body", 5); http.Post("http://someserver.com"); printf("%s\r\n", http.Config("TransferredRequest"));

UseChunkedEncoding:   Enables or Disables HTTP chunked encoding for transfers.

If UseChunkedEncoding is set to True, the class will use HTTP-chunked encoding when posting, if possible. HTTP-chunked encoding allows large files to be sent in chunks instead of all at once. If set to False, the class will not use HTTP-chunked encoding. The default value is False.

Note: Some servers (such as the ASP.NET Development Server) may not support chunked encoding.

UseIDNs:   Whether to encode hostnames to internationalized domain names.

This configuration setting specifies whether hostnames containing non-ASCII characters are encoded to internationalized domain names. When set to True, if a hostname contains non-ASCII characters, it is encoded using Punycode to an IDN (internationalized domain name).

The default value is False and the hostname will always be used exactly as specified.

UsePlatformDeflate:   Whether to use the platform implementation to decompress compressed responses.

This configuration setting specifies whether the platform's deflate-algorithm implementation is used to decompress responses that use compression. If set to True (default), the platform implementation is used. If set to False, an internal implementation is used.

UsePlatformHTTPClient:   Whether or not to use the platform HTTP client.

When using this configuration setting, if True, the component will use the default HTTP client for the platform (URLConnection in Java, WebRequest in .NET, or CFHTTPMessage in Mac/iOS) instead of the internal HTTP implementation. This is important for environments in which direct access to sockets is limited or not allowed (e.g., in the Google AppEngine).

UserAgent:   Information about the user agent (browser).

This is the value supplied in the HTTP User-Agent header. The default setting is "IPWorks HTTP Component - www.nsoftware.com".

Override the default with the name and version of your software.

TCPClient Config Settings

CloseStreamAfterTransfer:   If true, the component will close the upload or download stream after the transfer.

This setting determines whether the input or output stream is closed after the transfer completes. When set to True (default), all streams will be closed after a transfer is completed. In order to keep streams open after the transfer of data, set this to False. the default value is True.

ConnectionTimeout:   Sets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.

When set, this configuration setting allows you to specify a different timeout value for establishing a connection. Otherwise, the class will use Timeout for establishing a connection and transmitting/receiving data.

FirewallAutoDetect:   Tells the class whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallHost:   Name or IP address of firewall (optional).

If a FirewallHost is given, requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If the FirewallHost setting is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the FirewallHost setting is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallListener:   If true, the component binds to a SOCKS firewall as a server (TCPClient only).

This entry is for TCPClient only and does not work for other components that descend from TCPClient.

If this entry is set, the class acts as a server. RemoteHost and RemotePort are used to tell the SOCKS firewall in which address and port to listen to. The firewall rules may ignore RemoteHost, and it is recommended that RemoteHost be set to empty string in this case.

RemotePort is the port in which the firewall will listen to. If set to 0, the firewall will select a random port. The binding (address and port) is provided through the ConnectionStatus event.

The connection to the firewall is made by calling the Connect method.

FirewallPassword:   Password to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.

If FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the class throws an exception.

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallPort:   The TCP port for the FirewallHost;.

The FirewallPort is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value.

Note: This configuration setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallType:   Determines the type of firewall to connect through.

The appropriate values are as follows:

0No firewall (default setting).
1Connect through a tunneling proxy. FirewallPort is set to 80.
2Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
3Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
10Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallUser:   A user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.

If the FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the Firewall. If the authentication fails, the class throws an exception.

Note: This setting is provided for use by classs that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

KeepAliveInterval:   The retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to True. A TCP keep-alive packet will be sent after a period of inactivity as defined by KeepAliveTime. If no acknowledgment is received from the remote host, the keep-alive packet will be sent again. This configuration setting specifies the interval at which the successive keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds. This system default if this value is not specified here is 1 second.

Note: This value is not applicable in macOS.

KeepAliveTime:   The inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to True. By default, the operating system will determine the time a connection is idle before a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) keep-alive packet is sent. This system default if this value is not specified here is 2 hours. In many cases, a shorter interval is more useful. Set this value to the desired interval in milliseconds.

Linger:   When set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.

This property controls how a connection is closed. The default is True.

In the case that Linger is True (default), two scenarios determine how long the connection will linger. In the first, if LingerTime is 0 (default), the system will attempt to send pending data for a connection until the default IP timeout expires.

In the second scenario, if LingerTime is a positive value, the system will attempt to send pending data until the specified LingerTime is reached. If this attempt fails, then the system will reset the connection.

The default behavior (which is also the default mode for stream sockets) might result in a long delay in closing the connection. Although the class returns control immediately, the system could hold system resources until all pending data are sent (even after your application closes).

Setting this property to False forces an immediate disconnection. If you know that the other side has received all the data you sent (e.g., by a client acknowledgment), setting this property to False might be the appropriate course of action.

LingerTime:   Time in seconds to have the connection linger.

LingerTime is the time, in seconds, the socket connection will linger. This value is 0 by default, which means it will use the default IP timeout.

LocalHost:   The name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.

The LocalHost setting contains the name of the local host as obtained by the gethostname() system call, or if the user has assigned an IP address, the value of that address.

In multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface) setting LocalHost to the value of an interface will make the class initiate connections (or accept in the case of server classs) only through that interface.

If the class is connected, the LocalHost setting shows the IP address of the interface through which the connection is made in internet dotted format (aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd). In most cases, this is the address of the local host, except for multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface).

LocalPort:   The port in the local host where the class binds.

This must be set before a connection is attempted. It instructs the class to bind to a specific port (or communication endpoint) in the local machine.

Setting this to 0 (default) enables the system to choose a port at random. The chosen port will be shown by LocalPort after the connection is established.

LocalPort cannot be changed once a connection is made. Any attempt to set this when a connection is active will generate an error.

This; setting is useful when trying to connect to services that require a trusted port in the client side. An example is the remote shell (rsh) service in UNIX systems.

MaxLineLength:   The maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.

MaxLineLength is the size of an internal buffer, which holds received data while waiting for an EOL string.

If an EOL string is found in the input stream before MaxLineLength bytes are received, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to True, and the buffer is reset.

If no EOL is found, and MaxLineLength bytes are accumulated in the buffer, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to False, and the buffer is reset.

The minimum value for MaxLineLength is 256 bytes. The default value is 2048 bytes.

MaxTransferRate:   The transfer rate limit in bytes per second.

This configuration setting can be used to throttle outbound TCP traffic. Set this to the number of bytes to be sent per second. By default, this is not set and there is no limit.

ProxyExceptionsList:   A semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.

This configuration setting optionally specifies a semicolon-separated list of hostnames or IP addresses to bypass when a proxy is in use. When requests are made to hosts specified in this property, the proxy will not be used. For instance:

www.google.com;www.nsoftware.com

TCPKeepAlive:   Determines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.

If set to True, the socket's keep-alive option is enabled and keep-alive packets will be sent periodically to maintain the connection. Set KeepAliveTime and KeepAliveInterval to configure the timing of the keep-alive packets.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java.

TcpNoDelay:   Whether or not to delay when sending packets.

When true, the socket will send all data that is ready to send at once. When false, the socket will send smaller buffered packets of data at small intervals. This is known as the Nagle algorithm.

By default, this config is set to false.

UseIPv6:   Whether to use IPv6.

When set to 0 (default), the class will use IPv4 exclusively. When set to 1, the class will use IPv6 exclusively. To instruct the class to prefer IPv6 addresses, but use IPv4 if IPv6 is not supported on the system, this setting should be set to 2. The default value is 0. Possible values are:

0 IPv4 Only
1 IPv6 Only
2 IPv6 with IPv4 fallback

UseNTLMv2:   Whether to use NTLM V2.

When authenticating with NTLM, this setting specifies whether NTLM V2 is used. By default this value is False and NTLM V1 will be used. Set this to True to use NTLM V2.

SSL Config Settings

LogSSLPackets:   Controls whether SSL packets are logged when using the internal security API.

When SSLProvider is set to Internal, this setting controls whether SSL packets should be logged. By default, this setting is False, as it is only useful for debugging purposes.

When enabled, SSL packet logs are output using the SSLStatus event, which will fire each time an SSL packet is sent or received.

Enabling this setting has no effect if SSLProvider is set to Platform.

ReuseSSLSession:   Determines if the SSL session is reused.

If set to true, the class will reuse the context if and only if the following criteria are met:

  • The target host name is the same.
  • The system cache entry has not expired (default timeout is 10 hours).
  • The application process that calls the function is the same.
  • The logon session is the same.
  • The instance of the class is the same.

SSLCACerts:   A newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL client authentication.

This setting specifies one or more CA certificates to be included in the request when performing SSL client authentication. Some servers require the entire chain, including CA certificates, to be presented when performing SSL client authentication. The value of this setting is a newline (CrLf) separated list of certificates. For instance:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEKzCCAxOgAwIBAgIRANTET4LIkxdH6P+CFIiHvTowDQYJKoZIhvcNAQELBQAw
...
eWHV5OW1K53o/atv59sOiW5K3crjFhsBOd5Q+cJJnU+SWinPKtANXMht+EDvYY2w
F0I1XhM+pKj7FjDr+XNj
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
\r \n
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEFjCCAv6gAwIBAgIQetu1SMxpnENAnnOz1P+PtTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBp
..
d8q23djXZbVYiIfE9ebr4g3152BlVCHZ2GyPdjhIuLeH21VbT/dyEHHA
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

SSLCheckCRL:   Whether to check the Certificate Revocation List for the server certificate.

This setting specifies whether the class will check the Certificate Revocation List specified by the server certificate. If set to 1 or 2, the class will first obtain the list of CRL URLs from the server certificate's CRL distribution points extension. The class will then make HTTP requests to each CRL endpoint to check the validity of the server's certificate. If the certificate has been revoked or any other issues are found during validation the class throws an exception.

When set to 0 (default) the CRL check will not be performed by the class. When set to 1, it will attempt to perform the CRL check, but will continue without an error if the server's certificate does not support CRL. When set to 2, it will perform the CRL check and will throw an error if CRL is not supported.

This configuration setting is only supported in the Java, C#, and C++ editions. In the C++ edition, it is only supported on Windows operating systems.

SSLCheckOCSP:   Whether to use OCSP to check the status of the server certificate.

This setting specifies whether the class will use OCSP to check the validity of the server certificate. If set to 1 or 2, the class will first obtain the OCSP URL from the server certificate's OCSP extension. The class will then locate the issuing certificate and make an HTTP request to the OCSP endpoint to check the validity of the server's certificate. If the certificate has been revoked or any other issues are found during validation the class throws an exception.

When set to 0 (default) the class will not perform an OCSP check. When set to 1, it will attempt to perform the OCSP check, but will continue without an error if the server's certificate does not support OCSP. When set to 2, it will perform the OCSP check and will throw an error if OCSP is not supported.

This configuration setting is only supported in the Java, C#, and C++ editions. In the C++ edition, it is only supported on Windows operating systems.

SSLCipherStrength:   The minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.

This minimum cipher strength largely dependent on the security modules installed on the system. If the cipher strength specified is not supported, an error will be returned when connections are initiated.

Please note that this setting contains the minimum cipher strength requested from the security library. The actual cipher strength used for the connection is shown by the SSLStatus event.

Use this setting with caution. Requesting a lower cipher strength than necessary could potentially cause serious security vulnerabilities in your application.

When the provider is OpenSSL, SSLCipherStrength is currently not supported. This functionality is instead made available through the OpenSSLCipherList config setting.

SSLContextProtocol:   The protocol used when getting an SSLContext instance.

Possible values are SSL, SSLv2, SSLv3, TLS and TLSv1. Use it only in case your security provider does not support TLS. This is the parameter "protocol" inside the SSLContext.getInstance(protocol) call.

SSLEnabledCipherSuites:   The cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.

The enabled cipher suites to be used in SSL negotiation.

By default, the enabled cipher suites will include all available ciphers ("*").

The special value "*" means that the class will pick all of the supported cipher suites. If SSLEnabledCipherSuites is set to any other value, only the specified cipher suites will be considered.

Multiple cipher suites are separated by semicolons.

Note: This value must be set after SSLProvider is set.

Example values: obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=*"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA"); obj.config("SSLEnabledCipherSuites=SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA; SSL_DHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA"); Possible values when SSLProvider is set to latform include:

  • SSL_DHE_RSA_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_DHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_DH_anon_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_EXPORT_WITH_RC4_40_MD5
  • SSL_DHE_DSS_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_DH_anon_EXPORT_WITH_RC4_40_MD5
  • SSL_DHE_DSS_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_WITH_NULL_MD5
  • SSL_DH_anon_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_DHE_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_DH_anon_EXPORT_WITH_DES40_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_WITH_NULL_SHA
  • SSL_DH_anon_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
  • SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
  • SSL_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • SSL_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_NULL_SHA
  • TLS_DH_anon_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_ECDH_anon_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • TLS_DH_anon_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_KRB5_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_KRB5_EXPORT_WITH_RC4_40_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_anon_WITH_NULL_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_NULL_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_anon_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_KRB5_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_NULL_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • TLS_EMPTY_RENEGOTIATION_INFO_SCSV
  • TLS_KRB5_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_MD5
  • TLS_KRB5_WITH_RC4_128_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_NULL_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_KRB5_WITH_DES_CBC_MD5
  • TLS_KRB5_EXPORT_WITH_RC4_40_MD5
  • TLS_KRB5_EXPORT_WITH_DES_CBC_40_MD5
  • TLS_ECDH_anon_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_KRB5_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_KRB5_EXPORT_WITH_DES_CBC_40_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_NULL_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA

Possible values when SSLProvider is set to Internal include:

  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
  • TLS_DH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DH_DSS_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_DH_DSS_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (Not Recommended)
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_ECDSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_ECDH_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_DES_CBC_SHA
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA

When TLS 1.3 is negotiated (see SSLEnabledProtocols) only the following cipher suites are supported:

  • TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
  • TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256
  • TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256

SSLEnabledCipherSuites is used together with SSLCipherStrength.

SSLEnabledProtocols:   Used to enable/disable the supported security protocols.

Used to enable/disable the supported security protocols.

Not all supported protocols are enabled by default (the value of this setting is 4032). If you want more granular control over the enabled protocols, you can set this property to the binary 'OR' of one or more of the following values:

TLS1.312288 (Hex 3000)
TLS1.23072 (Hex C00) (Default)
TLS1.1768 (Hex 300) (Default)
TLS1 192 (Hex C0) (Default)
SSL3 48 (Hex 30)
SSL2 12 (Hex 0C)

SSLEnabledProtocols - TLS 1.3 Notes

By default when TLS 1.3 is enabled the class will use the internal TLS implementation.

In editions which are designed to run on Windows SSLProvider can be set to Platform to use the platform implementation instead of the internal implementation. When configured in this manner, please note that the platform provider is only supported on Windows 11 / Windows Server 2022 and up. The default internal provider is available on all platforms and is not restricted to any specific OS version.

If set to 1 (Platform provider) please be aware of the following notes:

  • The platform provider is only available on Windows 11 / Windows Server 2022 and up.
  • SSLEnabledCipherSuites and other similar SSL configuration settings are not supported.
  • If SSLEnabledProtocols includes both TLS 1.3 and TLS 1.2 the above restrictions are still applicable even if TLS 1.2 is negotiated. Enabling TLS 1.3 with the platform provider changes the implementation used for all TLS versions.

SSLEnableRenegotiation:   Whether the renegotiation_info SSL extension is supported.

This setting specifies whether the renegotiation_info SSL extension will be used in the request when using the internal security API. This setting is true by default, but can be set to false to disable the extension.

This setting is only applicable when SSLProvider is set to Internal.

SSLIncludeCertChain:   Whether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.

This setting specifies whether the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event contains the full certificate chain. By default this value is False and only the leaf certificate will be present in the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event.

If set to True all certificates returned by the server will be present in the Encoded parameter of the SSLServerAuthentication event. This includes the leaf certificate, any intermediate certificate, and the root certificate.

Note: When SSLProvider is set to Internal this value is automatically set to true. This is needed for proper validation when using the internal provider.

SSLKeyLogFile:   The location of a file where per-session secrets are written for debugging purposes.

This setting optionally specifies the full path to a file on disk where per-session secrets are stored for debugging purposes.

When set, the class will save the session secrets in the same format as the SSLKEYLOGFILE environment variable functionality used by most major browsers and tools such as Chrome, Firefox, and cURL. This file can then be used in tools such as Wireshark to decrypt TLS traffice for debugging purposes. When writing to this file the class will only append, it will not overwrite previous values.

Note: This setting is only applicable when SSLProvider is set to Internal.

SSLNegotiatedCipher:   Returns the negotiated ciphersuite.

Returns the ciphersuite negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipher[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedCipherStrength:   Returns the negotiated ciphersuite strength.

Returns the strength of the ciphersuite negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g.TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipherStrength[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedCipherSuite:   Returns the negotiated ciphersuite.

Returns the ciphersuite negotiated during the SSL handshake represented as a single string.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedCipherSuite[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedKeyExchange:   Returns the negotiated key exchange algorithm.

Returns the key exchange algorithm negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedKeyExchange[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrength:   Returns the negotiated key exchange algorithm strength.

Returns the strenghth of the key exchange algorithm negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedKeyExchangeStrength[connId]");

SSLNegotiatedVersion:   Returns the negotiated protocol version.

Returns the protocol version negotiated during the SSL handshake.

Note: For server components (e.g. TCPServer) this is a per-connection setting accessed by passing the ConnectionId. For example: server.Config("SSLNegotiatedVersion[connId]");

SSLServerCACerts:   A newline separated list of CA certificate to use during SSL server certificate validation.

This setting optionally specifies one or more CA certificates to be used when verifying the server certificate. When verifying the server's certificate the certificates trusted by the system will be used as part of the verification process. If the server's CA certificates are not installed to the trusted system store, they may be specified here so they are included when performing the verification process. This setting should only be set if the server's CA certificates are not already trusted on the system and cannot be installed to the trusted system store.

The value of this setting is a newline (CrLf) separated list of certificates. For instance:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEKzCCAxOgAwIBAgIRANTET4LIkxdH6P+CFIiHvTowDQYJKoZIhvcNAQELBQAw
...
eWHV5OW1K53o/atv59sOiW5K3crjFhsBOd5Q+cJJnU+SWinPKtANXMht+EDvYY2w
F0I1XhM+pKj7FjDr+XNj
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
\r \n
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEFjCCAv6gAwIBAgIQetu1SMxpnENAnnOz1P+PtTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBp
..
d8q23djXZbVYiIfE9ebr4g3152BlVCHZ2GyPdjhIuLeH21VbT/dyEHHA
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

SSLTrustManagerFactoryAlgorithm:   The algorithm to be used to create a TrustManager through TrustManagerFactory.

Possible values include SunX509. This is the parameter "algorithm" inside the TrustManagerFactory.getInstance(algorithm) call.

TLS12SignatureAlgorithms:   Defines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when SSLProvider is set to Internal.

This setting specifies the allowed server certificate signature algorithms when SSLProvider is set to Internal and SSLEnabledProtocols is set to allow TLS 1.2.

When specified the class will verify that the server certificate signature algorithm is among the values specified in this setting. If the server certificate signature algorithm is unsupported the class throws an exception.

The format of this value is a comma separated list of hash-signature combinations. For instance: TCPClient.SSLProvider = TCPClientSSLProviders.sslpInternal; TCPClient.Config("SSLEnabledProtocols=3072"); //TLS 1.2 TCPClient.Config("TLS12SignatureAlgorithms=sha256-rsa,sha256-dsa,sha1-rsa,sha1-dsa"); The default value for this setting is sha512-ecdsa,sha512-rsa,sha512-dsa,sha384-ecdsa,sha384-rsa,sha384-dsa,sha256-ecdsa,sha256-rsa,sha256-dsa,sha224-ecdsa,sha224-rsa,sha224-dsa,sha1-ecdsa,sha1-rsa,sha1-dsa.

In order to not restrict the server's certificate signature algorithm, specify an empty string as the value for this setting, which will cause the signature_algorithms TLS 1.2 extension to not be sent.

TLS12SupportedGroups:   The supported groups for ECC.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.2 for ECC.

The default value is ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ecdhe_secp521r1.

When using TLS 1.2 and SSLProvider is set to Internal, the values refer to the supported groups for ECC. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1" (default)

TLS13KeyShareGroups:   The groups for which to pregenerate key shares.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.3 for key exchange. The groups specified here will have key share data pregenerated locally before establishing a connection. This can prevent an additional round trip during the handshake if the group is supported by the server.

The default value is set to balance common supported groups and the computational resources required to generate key shares. As a result only some groups are included by default in this setting.

Note: All supported groups can always be used during the handshake even if not listed here, but if a group is used which is not present in this list it will incur an additional round trip and time to generate the key share for that group.

In most cases this setting does not need to be modified. This should only be modified if there is a specific reason to do so.

The default value is ecdhe_x25519,ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ffdhe_2048,ffdhe_3072

The values are ordered from most preferred to least preferred. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_x25519" (default)
  • "ecdhe_x448"
  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1"
  • "ffdhe_2048" (default)
  • "ffdhe_3072" (default)
  • "ffdhe_4096"
  • "ffdhe_6144"
  • "ffdhe_8192"

TLS13SignatureAlgorithms:   The allowed certificate signature algorithms.

This setting holds a comma separated list of allowed signature algorithms. Possible values are:

  • "ed25519" (default)
  • "ed448" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp256r1_sha256" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp384r1_sha384" (default)
  • "ecdsa_secp521r1_sha512" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha256" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha384" (default)
  • "rsa_pkcs1_sha512" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha256" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha384" (default)
  • "rsa_pss_sha512" (default)
The default value is rsa_pss_sha256,rsa_pss_sha384,rsa_pss_sha512,rsa_pkcs1_sha256,rsa_pkcs1_sha384,rsa_pkcs1_sha512,ecdsa_secp256r1_sha256,ecdsa_secp384r1_sha384,ecdsa_secp521r1_sha512,ed25519,ed448. This setting is only applicable when SSLEnabledProtocols includes TLS 1.3.
TLS13SupportedGroups:   The supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.

This setting specifies a comma separated list of named groups used in TLS 1.3 for key exchange. This setting should only be modified if there is a specific reason to do so.

The default value is ecdhe_x25519,ecdhe_x448,ecdhe_secp256r1,ecdhe_secp384r1,ecdhe_secp521r1,ffdhe_2048,ffdhe_3072,ffdhe_4096,ffdhe_6144,ffdhe_8192

The values are ordered from most preferred to least preferred. The following values are supported:

  • "ecdhe_x25519" (default)
  • "ecdhe_x448" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp256r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp384r1" (default)
  • "ecdhe_secp521r1" (default)
  • "ffdhe_2048" (default)
  • "ffdhe_3072" (default)
  • "ffdhe_4096" (default)
  • "ffdhe_6144" (default)
  • "ffdhe_8192" (default)

Socket Config Settings

AbsoluteTimeout:   Determines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.

If AbsoluteTimeout is set to True, any method which does not complete within Timeout seconds will be aborted. By default, AbsoluteTimeout is False, and the timeout is an inactivity timeout.

Note: This option is not valid for UDP ports.

FirewallData:   Used to send extra data to the firewall.

When the firewall is a tunneling proxy, use this property to send custom (additional) headers to the firewall (e.g. headers for custom authentication schemes).

InBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be receiving. Increasing the value of the InBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the class is activated the InBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

OutBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be sending. Increasing the value of the OutBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the class is activated the OutBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

Base Config Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

GUIAvailable:   Tells the class whether or not a message loop is available for processing events.

In a GUI-based application, long-running blocking operations may cause the application to stop responding to input until the operation returns. The class will attempt to discover whether or not the application has a message loop and, if one is discovered, it will process events in that message loop during any such blocking operation.

In some non-GUI applications, an invalid message loop may be discovered that will result in errant behavior. In these cases, setting GUIAvailable to false will ensure that the class does not attempt to process external events.

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a class is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g., RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g., Royalty Free, Single Server).
  • Last Valid Build: The last valid build number for which the license will work.
UseDaemonThreads:   Whether threads created by the class are daemon threads.

If set to True (default), when the class creates a thread, the thread's Daemon property will be explicitly set to True. When set to False, the class will not set the Daemon property on the created thread. The default value is True.

UseFIPSCompliantAPI:   Tells the class whether or not to use FIPS certified APIs.

When set to true, the class will utilize the underlying operating system's certified APIs. Java editions, regardless of OS, utilize Bouncy Castle FIPS, while all the other Windows editions make use of Microsoft security libraries.

The Java edition requires installation of the FIPS certified Bouncy Castle library regardless of the target operating system. This can be downloaded from https://www.bouncycastle.org/fips-java/. Only the "Provider" library is needed. The jar file should then be installed in a JRE search path.

In the application where the component will be used the following classes must be imported:

import java.security.Security; import org.bouncycastle.jcajce.provider.BouncyCastleFipsProvider;

The Bouncy Castle provider must be added as a valid provider and must also be configured to operate in FIPS mode:

System.setProperty("org.bouncycastle.fips.approved_only","true"); Security.addProvider(new BouncyCastleFipsProvider()); FIPS mode can be enabled by setting the UseFIPSCompliantAPI configuration setting to true. This is a static setting which applies to all instances of all classes of the toolkit within the process. It is recommended to enable or disable this setting once before the component has been used to establish a connection. Enabling FIPS while an instance of the component is active and connected may result in unexpected behavior.

For more details please see the FIPS 140-2 Compliance article.

Note: Enabling FIPS-compliance requires a special license; please contact sales@nsoftware.com for details.

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the class whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

When set to false, the class will use the system security libraries by default to perform cryptographic functions where applicable.

Setting this setting to true tells the class to use the internal implementation instead of using the system security libraries.

This setting is set to false by default on all platforms.

Trappable Errors (Dropbox Class)

Common Errors

600   A server error occurred, and/or the class was unable to process the server's response. Please refer to the error message for more information.
601   An unsupported operation or action was attempted.
602   The RawRequest or RawResponse configuration setting was queried without first setting the TransferredRequest configuration setting to ON.
603   The login credentials specified were invalid. Please refer to the error message for more information.
604   An invalid remote resource identifier (i.e., a name, path, Id, etc.) was specified.
605   An invalid index was specified.
606   An upload was aborted by the user before it could finish.
607   The specified resource is a folder and cannot be downloaded.
608   A download failed because the specified LocalFile already exists and Overwrite is false.
609   The class could not resume a download or upload. Please refer to the error message for more information.
610   An encrypted download could not be resumed because the DownloadTempFile configuration setting is not set.
611   An exception occurred while working with the specified LocalFile (or the current value of LocalFile is invalid). Please refer to the error message for more information.
612   An exception occurred while working with the specified upload or download stream. Please refer to the error message for more information.

HTTP Errors

118   Firewall Error. Error description contains detailed message.
143   Busy executing current method.
151   HTTP protocol error. The error message has the server response.
152   No server specified in URL
153   Specified URLScheme is invalid.
155   Range operation is not supported by server.
156   Invalid cookie index (out of range).
301   Interrupted.
302   Can't open AttachedFile.

TCPClient Errors

100   You cannot change the RemotePort at this time. A connection is in progress.
101   You cannot change the RemoteHost (Server) at this time. A connection is in progress.
102   The RemoteHost address is invalid (0.0.0.0).
104   Already connected. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
106   You cannot change the LocalPort at this time. A connection is in progress.
107   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
112   You cannot change MaxLineLength at this time. A connection is in progress.
116   RemotePort cannot be zero. Please specify a valid service port number.
117   You cannot change the UseConnection option while the class is active.
135   Operation would block.
201   Timeout.
211   Action impossible in control's present state.
212   Action impossible while not connected.
213   Action impossible while listening.
301   Timeout.
303   Could not open file.
434   Unable to convert string to selected CodePage.
1105   Already connecting. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
1117   You need to connect first.
1119   You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
1120   Connection dropped by remote host.

SSL Errors

270   Cannot load specified security library.
271   Cannot open certificate store.
272   Cannot find specified certificate.
273   Cannot acquire security credentials.
274   Cannot find certificate chain.
275   Cannot verify certificate chain.
276   Error during handshake.
280   Error verifying certificate.
281   Could not find client certificate.
282   Could not find server certificate.
283   Error encrypting data.
284   Error decrypting data.

TCP/IP Errors

10004   [10004] Interrupted system call.
10009   [10009] Bad file number.
10013   [10013] Access denied.
10014   [10014] Bad address.
10022   [10022] Invalid argument.
10024   [10024] Too many open files.
10035   [10035] Operation would block.
10036   [10036] Operation now in progress.
10037   [10037] Operation already in progress.
10038   [10038] Socket operation on non-socket.
10039   [10039] Destination address required.
10040   [10040] Message too long.
10041   [10041] Protocol wrong type for socket.
10042   [10042] Bad protocol option.
10043   [10043] Protocol not supported.
10044   [10044] Socket type not supported.
10045   [10045] Operation not supported on socket.
10046   [10046] Protocol family not supported.
10047   [10047] Address family not supported by protocol family.
10048   [10048] Address already in use.
10049   [10049] Can't assign requested address.
10050   [10050] Network is down.
10051   [10051] Network is unreachable.
10052   [10052] Net dropped connection or reset.
10053   [10053] Software caused connection abort.
10054   [10054] Connection reset by peer.
10055   [10055] No buffer space available.
10056   [10056] Socket is already connected.
10057   [10057] Socket is not connected.
10058   [10058] Can't send after socket shutdown.
10059   [10059] Too many references, can't splice.
10060   [10060] Connection timed out.
10061   [10061] Connection refused.
10062   [10062] Too many levels of symbolic links.
10063   [10063] File name too long.
10064   [10064] Host is down.
10065   [10065] No route to host.
10066   [10066] Directory not empty
10067   [10067] Too many processes.
10068   [10068] Too many users.
10069   [10069] Disc Quota Exceeded.
10070   [10070] Stale NFS file handle.
10071   [10071] Too many levels of remote in path.
10091   [10091] Network subsystem is unavailable.
10092   [10092] WINSOCK DLL Version out of range.
10093   [10093] Winsock not loaded yet.
11001   [11001] Host not found.
11002   [11002] Non-authoritative 'Host not found' (try again or check DNS setup).
11003   [11003] Non-recoverable errors: FORMERR, REFUSED, NOTIMP.
11004   [11004] Valid name, no data record (check DNS setup).

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