Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin » Dropbox link unauthorised

  • Resolved kevjon

    (@kevjon)


    I installed your plugin on my site, then I clicked the link to set up Dropbox for the backup files. Your software happily went off and made the connection to my Dropbox (new folder: Apps – Updraft.com).
    It never asked for my Dropbox password or any other authorisation!!
    The email address I use in the site is not the one I use for my Dropbox login.
    How the h**l does you software do this?

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  • Plugin Contributor DNutbourne

    (@dnutbourne)

    Hi,

    UpdraftPlus uses a system called OAuth 2.0 to authenticate with Dropbox, a very common method of connecting apps.
    During this process, your browser is redirected to Dropbox itself to confirm the connection. As Dropbox keeps a user logged in, your browser is directed to the currently logged in Dropbox account.

    UpdraftPlus does not gain access to your Dropbox password at any time.

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