Getting a user's id

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  • Jason62

    Hi Larry,

     

    Thanks for reaching out. Great question! If you're using a developer account, you should have access to this:

    https://community.box.com/t5/How-to-Guides-for-Admins/Managing-Files-And-Folders-From-The-Admin-Console/ta-p/176

     

    When you select a user to access, note the ID that is appended in the URL. That's the User ID. If you click on a folder, another ID - folder ID - is appended. Then if you click on a file within that folder (see where we're going?), you'll get another ID appended, which is the file ID.

     

    Fun little tip, hope that helps!

     

    Thanks,

    Jason

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  • PocketDev

    I am using a Developer Account with a Business plan, and the Content Manager is only available through the Business Plus, or higher plan, according to the above link. How could I find a users id, or similarly, a folder id?

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  • jorisvanduppen

    Hi Jason,

    Is there also a similar way to get the user id of an external user?

    Thanks,

    Joris

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  • lisamoom23

    That's how you get the user Id? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.

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  • JoeBange-w-KP

    I completely agree.  BOX User ID should be listed in user properties within Admin Console, within "View Profile", listed as a value in the "All Users Export", etc.  

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  • jogormanQ61

    What does it mean to "... select a user to access'? I have tried several ways to do this but can't see a user ID anywhere. A screenshot would help. I've also tried to access User IDs - including my own - from CLI but no joy there either.

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  • Lorenz Kley

    Click on your Profile Pic, then click Account Settings. There you can find a section called "Account Details". There is your user id, disguised as the account id.
    Ive confirmed this by comparing it to the value that postman provided me with when calling the get-users-endpoint .

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