Accessing Box’s API via OAuth2 & Python’s Requests Module

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As mentioned before, when using Box with ADFS for SSO there are more than a few limitations.

In an attempt to overcome them, I took on Box’s API. The first hurdle was trying to connect to it as Box uses OAuth2 which massively differs from other API authentication for other API’s I’ve access such as Airwatch.

However, I’ve a method & in I’ve detailed it below. This method is used throughout all my Box API scripts.

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Box & Active Directory Federation Services

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We use Box as an enterprise file sharing & collaboration solution, with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) as our Identity Provider (IdP).

However, there are some limitations with this setup which are not particularly detailed anywhere, just omitted.

Below are some of the limitations I’ve found.

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