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#30616 – download id obligated for upload to dropbox since Akeeba backup Joomla 6.3.1

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:08 CST
I get this message when making a backup that is automatically uploaded to dropbox:

You must enter your Download ID in the application configuration before using the “Upload to Dropbox” feature.
Failed to process file /home/meldportal/domains/gemeenteamstelveen.meldportal.nl/public_html/administrator/components/com_akeeba/backup/gemeenteamstelveen.meldportal.nl-20181129-115854.sql
Post-processing interrupted -- no more files will be transferred
You must enter your Download ID in the application configuration before using the “Upload to Dropbox” feature.
Failed to upload kickstart.php

I do not enter my Akeeba download id on purpose in my Joomla sites as I do not want that other administators can see the download id and misuse this on other sites. Making the download id obligatory is very unhandy and forces me to extra tasks and time. Is is possible to roll back the obligation of the download id?

regards, Job
Custom Fields
Joomla! version (in x.y.z format)
3.9.1
PHP version (in x.y.z format)
7.1.21
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format)
6.3.1
Edited by jobvanbarneveldAkeeba on 2018-11-29 11:08
 
Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:15 CST
Hello Job,

There are certain remote storage providers which are use OAuth2 for authentication such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Storage. OAuth2 requires a secure service set up to act as the authentication endpoint. It needs to be accessed when setting up the link between our backup software and the remote service, as well as when taking a backup. We need to keep these endpoints updated and on-line. This costs us money.

The way things were until November 2018 you would spend 40 Euros once and you'd be using these services forever. Obviously this creates a problem. Do we raise the price to cover the provisioning of a service which you may or you may not need? That's unfair to the people not using this service. Do we stop offering that service? That would limit which services are supported by our backup software? Do we require an active subscription so you can use this service? This solution is the most fair and that's what we decided to do.

In the coming months we are going to enforce the requirement of Download ID to do remote uploads for this reason. We are not going to backtrack on that. I would suggest creating a per-site Add-on Download ID on our site and use that on each site you manage. Once you stop managing that site simply unpublish the Download ID.

I should also note that not putting the Download ID to prevent other Super Users from downloading Akeeba Backup when they do have access to Akeeba Backup and its downloads is pointless. At this point they have access to a backup that contains all the code of the component. They can easily install the Core version and then just dump the Pro file on top, effectively upgrading their copy to the Pro version. This has happened, these people have used our services without paying and that's played its part in my decision to enforce Download ID checks when using the OAuth2 endpoints for remote backups.




Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos


Lead Developer and Director






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English: excellent


French: basic






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Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:44 CST
Hi Nicholas,

Loud and clear. I understand your considerations. And I did not know about the existence of the sub id's. That is very handy!

Remains one question: how do I replace the main id that I entered with the sub id?

regards, Job
 
Friday, 30 November 2018 02:34 CST
You can go to Akeeba Backup, Options and enter the Download ID in the Update tab. Then click on Save & Close. This will take you back to Akeeba Backup's main page. At this point Akeeba Backup detects and applies the new Download ID.




Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos


Lead Developer and Director






Greek: native


English: excellent


French: basic






Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!






Friday, 30 November 2018 02:46 CST
found it and it works.

Thank you and keep up the good work. Your products make my life easier!

regards,

Job
 
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