External repository for Box

  • Subscription Services: Updates only.

The External repository for Box allows your Liferay's portal users to access their Box's files and folders directly from Liferay's document and media library. For your Liferay's users that have a Box account the app will automatically make the connection so they can access their assigned Box account's files and folder. If you want, you can disable this automatic association of Box accounts to Liferay's users and do it manually. The app will keep an audit log of when, whom and how this association of accounts were made. For your Liferay's users that don't have assigned a Box account, the app can assign them a special proxy user that will allow them to access and interact with files and folders previously shared by other Box users.

To minimize the number of API calls, and improve the response time, the app has an intelligent cache of previously accessed Box's files, folders and search results. This cache can be tuned in to adapt it to your Liferay's users usage conditions.

From Liferay your portal users will be able to: create new Box folders, erase folders, preview Box files (videos, pictures, pdfs, office files, etc), move, update and erase files, all of that in accordance with the permissions set in Box.

Overview of features
  • Access to Box's files and folders directly from Liferay's document and media widget.
  • Automatic or manual assignment of Box accounts to your Liferay's users.
  • For your Liferay's users that don't have assigned a Box account, through a proxy user, they still can access and interact with Box's files and folders previously shared by other Box users.
  • Tune-able intelligent cache to minimize the number of API calls and improve performance and response time.
  • Create / erase Box's folders, preview (videos, pictures, pdfs, office files, etc), move, update and erase Box's files directly from Liferay all of that in accordance with the permissions set in Box.