Using the Box Connection Manager

The Box Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager component that can be used to establish connections with Box.

To add a Box connection to your SSIS package, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "Box (KingswaySoft)" item to add the new Box Connection Manager.

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add SSIS Box connection manager

The Box Connection Manager contains the following three pages which configures how you want to connect to Box.

  • General
  • Advanced Settings
  • More Info 

General page

The General page on the Box Connection Manager allows you to specify general settings for the connection.

SSIS Box Connection Manager

Generate New Token

This button will open a dialog in order to generate a new Token File.

SSIS Box Token Generator

App Type
  • App Type
    • KingswaySoft: The Connection Manager will use the Client Id and Secret that is provided by KingswaySoft for your convenience when setting up the connection.
    • My Own App: Selecting this option will allow you to use your own Client ID and Secret to connect to Box.
  • Client ID: The Client Id option allows you to specify the unique ID which identifies the application making the request.
  • Client Secret: The Client Secret option allows you to specify the client secret belonging to your app.
  • Redirect URI: The Redirect Url option allows you to specify the Redirect Url which was assigned to your app.
  • Use Default Browser to Sign In: When this option is checked the Sign In and Authorize button will open your default web browser in order to complete the OAuth authentication. When this option is unchecked, the Sign In and Authorize button will complete the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit.
  • Sign In and Authorize: This button allows you to login to the service endpoint and authorize your app to generate a token.
  • Password: This option allows you to assign a new password for the token file which will be created.
  • Save To Token File: This option allows specify the location of where the token file will be saved.
Add User ID (In App)

The Add User ID (In App) button completes the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit. All you need to do is login to Box and authorize our app to generate your Box tokens.

Path to Token File
This option allows you to specify the path to the token file on the file system.
Token File Password
This option allows you to specify the password of the selected token file.
Test Connection
After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the Test Connection button to test if the connection settings entered are valid.

Advanced Settings

The Advanced Settings page on the Box Connection Manager allows you to specify some advanced and optional settings for the connection.

SSIS Box Connection Manager - Advanced settings

Proxy Mode

Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available.

  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy)
  • Manual
Proxy Server

Using Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection.

Port

The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password (Proxy Server Authentication)

Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword;  (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

Timeout (secs)
The Timeout (secs) option allows you to specify a timeout value in seconds for the connection. The default value is 120 seconds.
Upload Chunk Size (since v6.0)
The Upload Chunk Size option allows you to specify the size of the file content to be divided to upload large file sequentially.
API Throttle Rate
You can specify and control the throttle rate in this field.
Retry on Intermittent Errors

This is an option designed to help recover from possible intermittent outages or disruption of service. It prevents the integration process from stopping due to temporary issues. Enabling this option will allow service calls to be retried upon certain types of failure. A service call may be retried up to 3 times before an exception is fired. Retries occur after 0 seconds, 15 seconds, and 60 seconds.

Warning: We have designed our retry feature carefully such that the retry should only occur when it is deemed safe to do so; however, in some occasions such retry service calls could result in the creation of duplicate data.

More Info page

The More Info page shows some basic information about the toolkit. In this page, you can find the version information of the toolkit.

SSIS Box Connection Manager - More Info