Using Dropbox as File Server

Since RD-Subscriptions 2.5.0 you will have the abillity to use Dropbox as a file and invoice server. Therefore we need to change some settings in our environment. PLease follow the steps below to enable Dropbox as file and invoice service. 

1. Obtain a Dropbox API key.

dropbox create app

  • After this, press the create App button to make the Dropbox App.
    You will be redirected to a new page where you may generate the API token which is required to use Dropbox.

generate dropbox token

  • Save the token to a txt file or something similar so you can copy it later on.

  • Now you may navigate to the configuration of RD-Subscriptions and hit the tab: "Integrations"

  • Enable Dropbox for Files and if you want for Invoices also.

  • Copy this generated key without spaces into the token field.

  • Save the Configuration and you're done setting it up.

enable dropbox

2. How to use Dropbox as a file server in RD-Subscriptions.

  • Now that you have setup Dropbox and enabled it in the configuration, you may navigate to the Files section.

  • Just select a file for testing.

  • In the "Select File Download" you will mention Dropbox as an option.

select file type in rdsubscriptions

  • Now that you have setup Dropbox and enabled it in the configuration, you may navigate to the Files section.

  • Once you change the dropdown in Dropbox File it will pop a nice modal where you find the complete structure of your dropbox.

  • In the "Select File Download" you will mention Dropbox as an option.

  • PLease selct Dropbox and wait for the Dropbox navigator:

file select dropbox rdsubscriptions

direct linking dropbox file

  • As you can see you may navigate through Dropbox as a file systsem. Only zip files can be selected, so navigate to the desired file and select the file which you want to add as a download.
    Please, select the desired file that you need. 

  • This file is now being used as download, keep in mind that the file is not stored locally on your hosting!! It is being downloaded from Dropbox as soon as a user needs the file. It will be presented as download to the customer (not knowing that the file is coming from Dropbox)m after usage it will be deleted in about 15 minutes after the download.

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