Box at UCDavis

Important notes before creating and using your enterprise Box account

  • If you already have a free personal Box account, or for more about the differences between the free and enterprise Box services, see Comparing enterprise and free Box accounts.
  • If you plan on using desktop sync, be aware of the volume of files you are uploading.  For most users who upload files of a moderate number or size, the web interface is sufficient.  However, if you have a large number of files or particularly large files, consider using FTP; see How can I access my enterprise Box account with FTP?  Box Support can make recommendations for bulk migration of your files to Box.
  • Make sure to understand what types of files are appropriate for cloud storage and what file types are not.  Most common file types are supported. Visit the Box support site to view a complete list of file types supported by Box.  Examples of acceptable documents include: internal memos, research data, course content, presentations, meeting minutes and student records. Examples of unacceptable documents include: electronic medical records, social security numbers, credit card data and export controlled data.  HIPAA data is not allowed in Box storage.  FERPA and FISMA data requirements are currently undefined.

Creating and setting up your enterprise Box account

  1. Your Box account will be created automatically the first time you log into
  2. Before using your new account, be sure to revise the default account settings for security purposes, and set an external password. See:

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