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Tutorials, case studies and how-tos from our experts

Converting third-party IDs to Kloudless ones

In our previous post, we covered how to use the Pass-through API in conjunction with the Kloudless unified APIs to make requests to any endpoint supported by the upstream service. In several cases, apps need to subsequently use data in the response received from upstream APIs with other Kloudless API endpoints. This poses a challenge … Continue Reading

Transferring Box file ownership while preserving version history

Data security apps integrate with several different cloud providers via Kloudless, enabling them to offer solutions such as Data Loss Prevention across multiple content repositories without having to learn the ins-and-outs of each one. Security-oriented apps commonly need to identify malicious or compromised files or objects. For example, by scanning through all content in a … Continue Reading

How unified APIs work with custom fields

Kloudless provides a unified API that enables developers to integrate several software apps with a single implementation. Unified APIs like Kloudless provide an abstraction layer to handle the different data models that each third-party service defines. The API layer provides a common set of functionality, and fills in gaps where needed. For this to be … Continue Reading

Popular cloud apps' authentication schemes: OAuth 2.0, API Keys, and more

Kloudless provides unified APIs to connect to several cloud apps with a single implementation. Kloudless engineers commonly field questions on how users connect their cloud accounts to Kloudless apps and how the process works across the different authentication schemes cloud providers use. The Kloudless API’s abstraction layer begins right from authentication; Kloudless provides a uniform … Continue Reading

IDs: under the hood

Few attributes are as routinely used in the Kloudless API as the ID. This string that uniquely identifies an object is core to all of Kloudless’ REST endpoints. After all, almost the entire Kloudless API centers around either CRUD operations on objects or queries that return an object or set of objects. Best practices in … Continue Reading

Is Google Drive a tree or a graph?

Google Drive is one of the most popular consumer and business cloud storage SaaS apps today. Like many cloud storage providers, Google Drive has a desktop app users use to sync files between their local file-system and their cloud account. This mirrors neatly with the organization of files in Google Drive, which are located in … Continue Reading

Recurring Events in the Kloudless Calendar API

Users commonly create recurring events in their calendar for a number of reasons: weekly meetings, daily check-ins, monthly bill payments, and more. Applications integrating with users’ calendar accounts inevitably encounter events that repeat periodically. In this blog post, we’ll discuss best practices for retrieving and modifying recurring events, and how the unified Kloudless API simplifies … Continue Reading