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The @uppy/dropbox plugin lets users import files from their Dropbox account.

A Companion instance is required for the Dropbox plugin to work. Companion handles authentication with Dropbox, downloads the files, and uploads them to the destination. This saves the user bandwidth, especially helpful if they are on a mobile connection.

import Dropbox from '@uppy/dropbox'

uppy.use(Dropbox, {
  // Options

Try it live


This plugin is published as the @uppy/dropbox package.

Install from NPM:

npm install @uppy/dropbox

In the CDN package, the plugin class is available on the Uppy global object:

const { Dropbox } = Uppy

Setting Up

To use the Dropbox provider, you need to configure the Dropbox keys that Companion should use. With the standalone Companion server, specify environment variables:

export COMPANION_DROPBOX_KEY="Dropbox API key"
export COMPANION_DROPBOX_SECRET="Dropbox API secret"

When using the Companion Node.js API, configure these options:

  providerOptions: {
    dropbox: {
      key: 'Dropbox API key',
      secret: 'Dropbox API secret',

You can create a Dropbox App on the Dropbox Developers site.

Things to note:

  • Choose the “Dropbox API”, not the business variant.
  • Typically you’ll want “Full Dropbox” access, unless you are absolutely certain that you need the other one.

You’ll be redirected to the app page. This page lists the app key and app secret, which you should use to configure Companion as shown above.

The app page has a “Redirect URIs” field. Here, add:


You can only use the integration with your own account initially—make sure to apply for production status on the app page before you publish your app, or your users will not be able to sign in!


Dashboard plugin is recommended as a container to all Provider plugins, including Dropbox. If you are using Dashboard, it comes with all the nessesary styles for Dropbox as well.

⚠️ If you are feeling adventurous, and want to use Dropbox plugin separately, without Dashboard, make sure to include @uppy/provider-views/dist/style.css (or style.min.css) CSS file. This is experimental, not officially supported and not recommended.


The @uppy/dropbox plugin has the following configurable options:

uppy.use(Dropbox, {
  target: Dashboard,
  companionUrl: 'https://companion.uppy.io/',

id: 'Dropbox'

A unique identifier for this plugin. It defaults to 'Dropbox'.

title: 'Dropbox'

Title / name shown in the UI, such as Dashboard tabs. It defaults to 'Dropbox'.

target: null

DOM element, CSS selector, or plugin to mount the Dropbox provider into. This should normally be the @uppy/dashboard plugin.

companionUrl: null

URL to a Companion instance.

companionHeaders: {}

Custom headers that should be sent along to Companion on every request.

companionAllowedHosts: companionUrl

The valid and authorised URL(s) from which OAuth responses should be accepted.

This value can be a String, a Regex pattern, or an Array of both.

This is useful when you have your Companion running on several hosts. Otherwise, the default value should do fine.

companionCookiesRule: 'same-origin'

This option correlates to the RequestCredentials value, which tells the plugin whether to send cookies to Companion.

locale: {}

export default {
  strings: {
    pluginNameDropbox: 'Dropbox',