Dropbox-specific server setup instructions

These instructions are part of the instructions for Setting up upspinserver. Please make sure you have read that document first.

Build upspinserver-dropbox and upspin-setupstorage-dropbox

To use Dropbox Storage fetch the dropbox.upspin.io repository and use the upspinserver-dropbox and upspin-setupstorage-dropbox variants.

Fetch the repository and its dependencies:

local$ go get -d dropbox.upspin.io/cmd/...

Install the upspin-setupstorage-dropbox command:

local$ go install dropbox.upspin.io/cmd/upspin-setupstorage-dropbox

Build the upspinserver-dropbox binary:

local$ GOOS=linux GOARCH=amd64 go build dropbox.upspin.io/cmd/upspinserver-dropbox

Get an Dropbox authorization code

  1. Visit the following site.
  2. If necessary, log in with your Dropbox credentials and click on “Allow”. Allow Upspin storage server to access Dropbox
  3. Copy the displayed authorization code. Dropbox API code

Now run the upspin-setupstorage-dropbox command and pass the previously copied code as argument:

local$ upspin setupstorage-dropbox -domain=example.com <code>

It should produce an output like this:

You should now deploy the upspinserver binary and run 'upspin setupserver'.


All Upspin data will be stored under the app folder upspin in the user Dropbox (/App/upspin). Users should disable syncing for this folder on their Dropbox clients.


You can now continue following the instructions in Setting up upspinserver.