Dropbox Support for Active Storage

What is Active Storage ?

Active Storage makes it simple to upload and reference files in cloud services like Amazon S3Google Cloud Storage, or Microsoft Azure Storage, and attach those files to Active Records. Supports having one main service and mirrors in other services for redundancy. It also provides a disk service for testing or local deployments, but the focus is on cloud storage.

Files can be uploaded from the server to the cloud or directly from the client to the cloud.

Image files can furthermore be transformed using on-demand variants for quality, aspect ratio, size, or any other MiniMagick or Vips supported transformation.

You can read more about Active Storage in the Active Storage Overview guide.

Dropbox Support for Active Storage


Wraps the Dropbox Storage Service as an Active Storage service.

Gem Build Active Storage Dropbox

Dropbox featured it at their Community SDK page. Find it here https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/communitysdks


Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:

gem 'activestorage-dropbox'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install activestorage-dropbox


Declare an Dropbox service in config/storage.yml

  service: Dropbox
  access_token: ""

To use the Dropbox service in development, you add the following to config/environments/development.rb:

config.active_storage.service = :dropbox

To use the Dropbox service in production, you add the following to config/environments/production.rb:

config.active_storage.service = :dropbox

You can read more about Active Storage in the Active Storage Overview guide.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/ashishprajapati/activestorage-dropbox. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the ActivestorageDropbox project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.

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