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Locating Common Values

Locating Common Values

User IDs

As a developer

To locate your own user ID via the Box web app, navigate to your All Files page. Click the circle in the top right corner and select Account Settings from the dropdown menu. Your user ID is the Account ID value listed in the Account Details section of the Account tab.

To locate your user ID via API, navigate to the Developer Console and generate a Developer Token or obtain an Access Token for yourself. Use this token with the get current user endpoint, which will return your user ID in the id field.

As an Admin

If your account type provides access to the Content Manager, click on the user in question from user list. The URL will reveal their user ID. For example, https://.app.box.com/master/content/2267862105/0/0, the user ID is 2267862105.

To locate user IDs via API, navigate to the Developer Console and generate a Developer Token or obtain an Access Token for yourself. Then, make an API call to the list enterprise users endpoint. This will provide a list of all users in your enterprise.

Enterprise ID

As a developer

To find your enterprise ID via API, navigate to the Developer Console and generate a Developer Token or obtain an Access Token for yourself. Use this token with the get current user endpoint and request the enterprise field.

As an Admin

From the Admin Console, navigate to the Account & Billing Tab. The Enterprise ID is located under the Account Information section.

Content IDs

As a developer

To locate a file ID via the Box web app, navigate to the file's preview in your browser and look at the URL. For example, the file ID of https://app.box.com/file/1234567890 is 1234567890.

To locate a folder ID via the Box web app, navigate into the folder and look at the URL. For example, the folder ID of https://app.box.com/folder/9876543210 is 9876543210.

To locate content IDs via the API, you may want to start by listing all items at the All Files level by passing 0 as the folder_id of the list items in folder endpoint.

As an Admin

If you have access to the Content Manager, click on the user in question from the user list and then navigate to the content. The URL will reveal the folder and/or file id. For example, https://app.box.com/master/content/1987212562/88560510648/0/532181212706. The User ID is 1987212562, the folder ID is 88560510648 and the file ID within that folder is 532181212706.