DataManagement.Box.Integration

by hbsc2000

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data.management-nodejs-integration.box

Node.js npm Platforms License

oAuth2 Data-Management OSS Model-Derivative

Description

This sample show a simple integration Data Management API and Box. The front-end will look like:

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Live version

See it live at forgedmboxintegration.herokuapp.com/.

Setup

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.

Run locally

Install NodeJS.

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.

Deploy on Heroku

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.

Deploy

Watch this video on how deploy this sample to Heroku.

Packages used

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.

Tips & tricks

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.

Troubleshooting

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"

License

This sample is licensed under the terms of the MIT License. Please see the LICENSE file for full details.

Written by

Augusto Goncalves (Forge Partner Development)
http://forge.autodesk.com