How to set up social connection with Box


Adding social connection with Box to your app with Clerk is done in a few steps - you only need to set the Client ID, Client Secret and Authorized redirect URI in your instance settings.

To make the development flow as smooth as possible, Clerk uses preconfigured shared OAuth credentials and redirect URIs for development instances - no other configuration is needed.

For production instances, you will need to generate your own Client ID and Client secret using your Box account.


The purpose of this guide is to help you create a Box developer account and a Box OAuth app - if you're looking for step-by-step instructions using Clerk to add social connection (OAuth) to your application, follow the Social connection (OAuth) guide.

Before you start

Configuring Box social connection

First, you need to create a new OAuth2 Box app. You can find this option in your Console > Create new app. Choose Custom App and then select User Authentication (OAuth 2.0).

You need to choose an app name and then click Create application.

Adding a name and creating the application

In the Clerk Dashboard, go to User & Authentication > Social Connections and enable Box. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI. Make sure the value matches the Redirect URIs, as shown below.

Verifying the values on the configuration page

Copy the Client ID and Client secret as shown in the above image. Go back to the Clerk Dashboard and paste them into the respective fields.

Don't forget to click Apply in the Clerk dashboard. Congratulations! Social connection with Box is now configured for your instance.


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