Get shared link for file

get
https://api.box.com/2.0
/files/:file_id/

Gets the information for a shared link on a file.

Request

Bearer [ACCESS_TOKEN]
application/json

Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired
12345

The unique identifier that represent a file.

The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the URL https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

Query Parameters

stringin queryrequired
shared_link

Explicitly request the shared_link fields to be returned for this item.

Response

application/jsonFile (Standard)

Returns the base representation of a file with the additional shared link information.

application/jsonClient error

Returned when the access token provided in the Authorization header is not recognized or not provided.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the file is not found, or the user does not have access to the file.

application/jsonClient error

Returned if the file_id is not in a recognized format.

application/jsonClient error

An unexpected client error.

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Get shared link for file
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Request Example

cURL
curl -i -X GET "https://api.box.com/2.0/files/32423234?fields=shared_link" \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
Java
BoxFile file = new BoxFile(api, "id");
BoxFile.Info info = file.getInfo()
BoxSharedLink link = info.getSharedLink()
String url = link.getUrl()
Python
file_id = '11111'
shared_link = client.file(file_id).shared_link
url = shared_link['download_url']
Node
client.files.get('11111', { fields: 'shared_link' })
  .then(file => {
    let url = file.shared_link.download_url
    //...
  })
iOS
client.files.getSharedLink(forFile: "11111") { (result: Result<SharedLink, BoxSDKError>) in
    guard case let .success(sharedLink) = result else {
        print("Error retrieving file shared link")
        return
    }

    print("File shared link URL is \(sharedLink.url), with \(sharedLink.access) access")
}

Response Example

{
  "id": "12345",
  "type": "file",
  "etag": "1",
  "shared_link": {
    "url": "https://app.box.com/s/kwio6b4ovt1264rnfbyqo1",
    "download_url": "https://app.box.com/shared/static/kwio6b4ovt1264rnfbyqo1.pdf",
    "vanity_url": null,
    "vanity_name": null,
    "effective_access": "open",
    "effective_permission": "can_download",
    "is_password_enabled": false,
    "unshared_at": "2020-09-21T10:34:41-07:00",
    "download_count": 0,
    "preview_count": 0,
    "access": "open",
    "permissions": {
      "can_preview": true,
      "can_download": true
    }
  }
}