Zoho Workdrive

Zoho WorkDrive is a cloud storage solution created by Zoho.


Here is an example of making a zoho configuration. First run

rclone config

This will guide you through an interactive setup process:

No remotes found, make a new one?
n) New remote
s) Set configuration password
n/s> n
name> remote
Type of storage to configure.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
XX / Zoho
   \ "zoho"
Storage> zoho
** See help for zoho backend at: https://rclone.org/zoho/ **

OAuth Client Id
Leave blank normally.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
OAuth Client Secret
Leave blank normally.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Edit advanced config? (y/n)
y) Yes
n) No (default)
y/n> n
Remote config
Use web browser to automatically authenticate rclone with remote?
 * Say Y if the machine running rclone has a web browser you can use
 * Say N if running rclone on a (remote) machine without web browser access
If not sure try Y. If Y failed, try N.
y) Yes (default)
n) No
If your browser doesn't open automatically go to the following link:
Log in and authorize rclone for access
Waiting for code...
Got code
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / MyTeam
   \ "4u28602177065ff22426787a6745dba8954eb"
Enter a Team ID> 1
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / General
   \ "4u2869d2aa6fca04f4f2f896b6539243b85b1"
Enter a Workspace ID> 1
type = zoho
token = {"access_token":"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx","token_type":"Zoho-oauthtoken","refresh_token":"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx","expiry":"2020-10-12T00:54:52.370275223+02:00"}
root_folder_id = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
y) Yes this is OK (default)
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote

See the remote setup docs for how to set it up on a machine with no Internet browser available.

Rclone runs a webserver on your local computer to collect the authorization token from Zoho Workdrive. This is only from the moment your browser is opened until the token is returned. The webserver runs on If local port 53682 is protected by a firewall you may need to temporarily unblock the firewall to complete authorization.

Once configured you can then use rclone like this,

See top level directories

rclone lsd remote:

Make a new directory

rclone mkdir remote:directory

List the contents of a directory

rclone ls remote:directory

Sync /home/local/directory to the remote path, deleting any excess files in the path.

rclone sync --interactive /home/local/directory remote:directory

Zoho paths may be as deep as required, eg remote:directory/subdirectory.

Modification times and hashes

Modified times are currently not supported for Zoho Workdrive

No hash algorithms are supported.

Usage information

To view your current quota you can use the rclone about remote: command which will display your current usage.

Restricted filename characters

Only control characters and invalid UTF-8 are replaced. In addition most Unicode full-width characters are not supported at all and will be removed from filenames during upload.

Standard options

Here are the Standard options specific to zoho (Zoho).


OAuth Client Id.

Leave blank normally.


  • Config: client_id
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


OAuth Client Secret.

Leave blank normally.


  • Config: client_secret
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


Zoho region to connect to.

You'll have to use the region your organization is registered in. If not sure use the same top level domain as you connect to in your browser.


  • Config: region
  • Type: string
  • Required: false
  • Examples:
    • "com"
      • United states / Global
    • "eu"
      • Europe
    • "in"
      • India
    • "jp"
      • Japan
    • "com.cn"
      • China
    • "com.au"
      • Australia

Advanced options

Here are the Advanced options specific to zoho (Zoho).


OAuth Access Token as a JSON blob.


  • Config: token
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


Auth server URL.

Leave blank to use the provider defaults.


  • Config: auth_url
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


Token server url.

Leave blank to use the provider defaults.


  • Config: token_url
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


The encoding for the backend.

See the encoding section in the overview for more info.


  • Config: encoding
  • Type: Encoding
  • Default: Del,Ctl,InvalidUtf8

Setting up your own client_id

For Zoho we advise you to set up your own client_id. To do so you have to complete the following steps.

  1. Log in to the Zoho API Console

  2. Create a new client of type "Server-based Application". The name and website don't matter, but you must add the redirect URL http://localhost:53682/.

  3. Once the client is created, you can go to the settings tab and enable it in other regions.

The client id and client secret can now be used with rclone.