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Google Drive API

Discussion in 'Google API' started by ginopinoit88, Oct 11, 2015.

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    Hi all,
    I want to create a windows application that incorporates the Drive support. This App can be used by users without any authentication... and users through my app, can read and writes files in a pubblic folder. Is it possible? 'Cause I read on the web that if is a pubblic data, there is no authentication needed. Works also with pubblic file on Google Drive? Or users must be authenticated with a Google Account for access to WRITE and read pubblic files?
    SEMrush
    Thanks
     
    ginopinoit88, Oct 11, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
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    Hey ginopinoit88!

    Files in Google Drive can be made public and then do not require an authentication to get access (users are anonymous).
    You can go ahead and create a test file in Drive, share it with "public" and then try the API Explorer to list all permissions on that file:
    https://developers.google.com/drive/v2/reference/permissions/list

    In your case the file should return a list of permissions with one of them showing "writer" for the role and "anyone" for the type:

    [
    {
    "kind": "drive#permission",
    .....
    "role": "owner",
    "type": "user"
    },
    {
    "kind": "drive#permission",
    "role": "writer",
    "type": "anyone"
    }
    ]
     
    JeffBond, Jan 22, 2016 IP
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    I want a similar kind of application for Android where based on credit points user can download the files only. They will not have access to edit and upload
     
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