How to set up social connection with Dropbox


Adding social connection with Dropbox 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 Dropbox account.


The purpose of this guide is to help you create a Dropbox account and a Dropbox 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 Dropbox social connection

First, you need to register a new OAuth Dropbox app at the Dropbox App Console.

Creating a new application

First you need to choose the API type, the App's type of access and to set a name for your new application. You also need to add the OAuth Redirect URLs.

In the Clerk Dashboard, go to User & Authentication > Social Connections and enable Dropbox. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI. Paste the value into the OAuth Redirect URIs input and click create.

Once all the above are complete, copy the Client ID and Client Secret. Go back to the Clerk Dashboard and paste them into the respective fields.

Copying values from the Dropbox dashboard

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


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