DropBox

Description

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses the Dropbox API to retrieve a XML file from the configured repository. There is no need to install the Dropbox client on the machine to open the data source. It is also possible to configure more than one Dropbox account on the same machine.

 

Highlights

 

This data source can be shared over the Internet between multiple locations.

The data source supports auto refresh.

This is a file-based data source, based on the XML data source.

To avoid data corruption, the session list should be modified in one location at a time.

No need to have the Dropbox client installed to use the Dropbox data source.

Each Dropbox data source can use a different Dropbox account.

 

Although it can be shared between multiple locations, there is no conflict management for the configuration. If you share with other users you may get update conflicts and run into issues. This data source type is meant for a single user using multiple computers, not multiple users.

 

Settings

 

General

Dropbox - General Tab

Dropbox - General Tab

 

Remote Desktop Manager supports the 2-Factor Authentication of Dropbox. When the button Validate with Dropbox is pressed and the 2-Factor Authentication is enabled in Dropbox, a window prompt will open and ask for the Dropbox account password, then a second prompt will open for the security code. The security code can be received by SMS or generated by Google Authenticator.

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Name

Name of the data source.

Mode

Select the mode that is preferred to configure the data source. Select between:

Account

Local

Local path (Local Mode)

Contains the local path where the Dropbox files are accessible.

Email (Accout Mode)

Contains the email address associated with the Dropbox account.

Validate with Dropbox (Account Mode)

Button to validate the email address with the Dropbox account.

Master key

Add an additional layer of security to your data source by using master key.

Always ask master key

Connecting to the data source will always prompt for the master key.

Dropbox directory

Indicate the folder in Dropbox. It should not contains any drive since it's stored online. Leave it empty to use the default Dropbox root.

Filename

Indicate the filename used to store the data on the data source.

Compress database file

Activate this option if you wish to compress your database file.

 

VPN

Open a VPN to access your data prior to connecting to your Dropbox.

 

Dropbox - VPN Tab

Dropbox - VPN Tab

 

Advanced

Dropbox - Advanced Tab

Dropbox - Advanced Tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Auto refresh

Set the interval to use between each automatic refresh.

Use current Dropbox session if available

This option will use the Dropbox account who has been already validated without any other validation.

Always ask for confirmation

Always ask for confirmation when connecting to the data source.

Disable reveal password

Disable the reveal password feature when a user access this data source.

Allow offline mode

Allow the data source to be used in Offline mode.