See it live at forgedmboxintegration.herokuapp.com/.
For using this sample, you need an Autodesk developer credentials. Visit the Forge Developer Portal, sign up for an account, then create an app. For this new app, use http://localhost:3000/api/forge/callback/oauth as Callback URL. Finally take note of the Client ID and Client Secret.
You also need a Box Developer credentials. Visit the Box Developer, Log in or Sign up, follow the steps to Create a Box Application. For this new app, use http://localhost:3000/api/box/callback/oauth as redirect_uri. Finally, take note of the client_id and client_secret.
Clone this project or download it. It's recommended to install GitHub desktop. To clone it via command line, use the following (Terminal on MacOSX/Linux, Git Shell on Windows):
git clone https://github.com/autodesk-forge/data.management-nodejs-integration.box
To run it, install the required packages, set the enviroment variables with your client ID & secret and finally start it. Via command line, navigate to the folder where this repository was cloned and use the following:
Mac OSX/Linux (Terminal)
npm install export FORGE_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM FORGE DEVELOPER PORTAL>> export FORGE_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR FORGE CLIENT SECRET>> export BOX_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM BOX DEVELOPER>> export BOX_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR BOX CLIENT SECRET>> npm run dev
Windows (use Node.js command line from Start menu)
npm install set FORGE_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM FORGE DEVELOPER PORTAL>> set FORGE_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR FORGE CLIENT SECRET>> set BOX_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM BOX DEVELOPER>> set BOX_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR BOX CLIENT SECRET>> npm run dev
Open the browser: http://localhost:3000.
Important: do not use npm start locally, this is intended for PRODUCTION only with HTTPS (SSL) secure cookies.
To deploy this application to Heroku, the Callback URL & redirect_uri must use your .herokuapp.com address. After clicking on the button below, at the Heroku Create New App page, set your Client ID & Secret and the correct callback URL.
Watch this video on how deploy this sample to Heroku.
All Autodesk Forge NPM packages are included by default, see complete list of what's available at NPM website. OAuth and Data Management API are used. Box SDK for NodeJS is box-node-sdk. Some other non-Autodesk packaged are used, including express and its session/cookie middlewares (express-session and cookie-parser) for user session handling. The front-end uses bootsrap and jquery.
For local development/testing, consider use nodemon package, which auto restart your node application after any modification on your code. To install it, use:
sudo npm install -g nodemon
Then, instead of npm run dev, use the following:
npm run nodemon
Which executes nodemon server.js --ignore www/, where the --ignore parameter indicates that the app should not restart if files under www folder are modified.
After installing Github desktop for Windows, on the Git Shell, if you see a error setting certificate verify locations error, use the following:
git config --global http.sslverify "false"
Augusto Goncalves (Forge Partner Development)