Comparing enterprise and free Box accounts
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Free personal Box accounts
Free Box accounts, available to the public, are not related to the enterprise Box service at IU. Anyone can have a free personal Box account; if you choose to create one, use a non-IU email address and password of your choice.
You can share files from your personal account to your enterprise account, being sure to follow appropriate security guidelines:
- What types of data are appropriate for my enterprise Box account?
- How to securely share a file on Box
Enterprise Box accounts
Enterprise Box accounts are available to all current students, faculty, and staff.
- Accounts are individual; group accounts are not available at this time.
- For more, including information about creating your account, see Getting started with Box at IU and Box at IU help menu.
Important: Box at IU is designed as a flexible storage service and collaboration tool, but is not acceptable for any institutional data classified as "restricted" or "critical". The service is appropriate for personal files and institutional information classified as public or university-internal. See Classifications of Institutional Data and appropriate data for Box at IU.
Differences between free and enterprise Box accounts
|File size upload limit||250 MB||5 GB; for more about uploading large files, see What file size can I upload to my enterprise Box account?|
|Available storage||5 GB||50 GB|
|Single sign-on integration||*|
|Advanced collaboration features
(e.g., full-text search, download stats and
tracking, version history)
|Integration with institutional applications||*|
|Administrative console and advanced features||*|
|Enhanced enterprise logging features||*|
|Contractual protections for subscribing institutions||*|
For more, see Box Plans & Pricing.
Note: In addition to free and enterprise accounts, Box also provides corporate accounts for business. These are not related to your enterprise account in any way.
The enterprise Box support content available here is a result of a collaborative effort by the Internet2 early adopter institutions.
Last modified on April 11, 2013.