Interface - Dropbox specific configuration for mSupply in Zanzibar

Target release
EpicInterface - Order File
Document status
eLMIS StatusImplemented
OpenLMIS StatusNot Implemented
OpenLMIS Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated)
JSI Alpha Nsaghurwe (Unlicensed)


Dropbox syncing mechanism needs to be supported.

Status in eLMIS: Customized in eLMIS.

Status in OpenLMIS: Not Implemented.

Priority: High priority for Zanzibar


mSupply supports only Dropbox. eLMIS needs to use dropbox as the mechanism to send Order files to mSupply.

eLMIS uses Dropbox running inside a Docker container, in an Ubuntu Linux environment.  More information about drop-box running within a Docker container can be found at Docker hub site


User Stories

#TitleUser StoryLabelImportanceNotes
1Set up to transfer files via Dropbox

As an administrator, I need to set configurations at the server level to save files to Dropbox, so that I can send order files from eLMIS to mSupply.

Tanzania eLMIS interfaceMust have




Open Questions

Below is a list of questions to be addressed as a result of this requirements document:

1Do we already support storing orders as files saved somewhere on the server?

2Is there a need to make this more generic? For example, would we need the ability to store the file to natwork attached storage or Amazon S3 buckets?

Out of Scope

Gap Estimation Notes 4/12/2018

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