Laravel Storage Dropbox Integration Example

By Hardik Savani November 5, 2023 Category : Laravel

Hi Friends,

This tutorial shows you laravel dropbox api example. you can understand a concept of laravel dropbox integration example. you'll learn laravel dropbox storage. This article goes in detailed on how to use dropbox in laravel. Alright, let’s dive into the steps.

Dropbox is a cloud-based file storage and sharing service that allows users to access their files from anywhere and share them with others. The company was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. With Dropbox, users can upload and store files such as documents, photos, and videos, which are then synced to all their devices. This means that users can access their files from their desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, as long as they have an internet connection. Dropbox also offers offline access, which allows users to work on files even when they're not connected to the internet.

In this example, we will use Dropbox and Spatie Package to store images, files etc. upload on your dropbox account.

So, let's follow the below step to make it done this example.

Step 1: Install Laravel

first of all, we need to get a fresh Laravel version application using the bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run the bellow command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Configure Dropbox as Driver

In this step, we will install spatie/flysystem-dropbox package for access dropbox api. Then we will add dropbox storage configuration on AppServiceProvider. Then also we will configure as driver on config/filesystems.php file. so, let's run following command to install package.

composer require spatie/flysystem-dropbox

Next, update AppServiceProvider file.



namespace App\Providers;

use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;

use Illuminate\Contracts\Foundation\Application;

use Illuminate\Filesystem\FilesystemAdapter;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage;

use League\Flysystem\Filesystem;

use Spatie\Dropbox\Client as DropboxClient;

use Spatie\FlysystemDropbox\DropboxAdapter;

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider



* Register any application services.


public function register(): void




* Bootstrap any application services.


public function boot(): void


Storage::extend('dropbox', function (Application $app, array $config) {

$adapter = new DropboxAdapter(new DropboxClient(



return new FilesystemAdapter(

new Filesystem($adapter, $config),







Now, let's add new driver on config/filesystems.php file.



return [



'disks' => [

'dropbox' => [

'driver' => 'dropbox',

'key' => env('DROPBOX_APP_KEY'),

'secret' => env('DROPBOX_APP_SECRET'),

'authorization_token' => env('DROPBOX_AUTH_TOKEN'),




Step 3: Get Dropbox API Key & Secret & Access Token

In this step, we will need to dropbox api key, secret and access token to store files on Dropbox Account.

1. You need to go here Dropbox App Console and you need to create new app as like the following screenshot:

2. After click on "Create App" button, you need to add name of App.

3. Add "files.content.write" permission to your app.

4. Here you need to get API Key, API Secret and Access token from here and need to set on .env file.

You need to set all configuration on your .env file.





Step 4: Upload File using Dropbox

Now, you can uplad files in your dropbox account using Storage facade. You can see the below example:

Example Code:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage;

class UserController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function index(Request $request)


/* Simple Put File */

Storage::disk('dropbox')->put('demo.txt', "Hello");

/* Simple Get File Content */


/* Simple Store File */

$path = Storage::disk('dropbox')->putFileAs(

'avatars', $request->file('avatar'), $request->user()->id





I hope it can help you...

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