Why am I getting a 403 error with Box cli ?

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  • Peter Christensen


    When you try to access a file from an app like Box cli there are a couple of things that determines your level of access

    1. The user authenticated (you can get this by running 'box users:get me') and their collaboration level on the files and folders you are trying to download. You could get 403 if you try to download a file that the user only has preview collaboration level.

    2. The application scopes. If the application you have created and configured with the CLI only has Read scope any attempt to edit or download the file would result in a 403 as well. 

    Hope this helps

    Peter Christensen, Platform Solutions Engineer, Box

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  • T A


    Thank you for your advice.
    I was able to work it out and the problem was solved.

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