How to securely share a file on Box
Important: Before you begin using your enterprise Box account, be sure to revise your settings according to How do I securely set up my enterprise Box account?
When you click
Share to the right of any file or folder in
your enterprise Box account, you'll see a link you can use to share
the file or folder with recipients. You can choose from a list of
access options and/or invite collaborators and set their permission
levels. If you share the file by sending the direct link to your
recipients, you can later disable the share link, which essentially
"unshares" the file, making it available to only you and any specific
collaborators you have set.
Note: When sharing with others at IU,
be sure to use their primary mail address, such as
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you use a different address, even an
Imail or Umail address, the recipient will not be able to log in and
access what you sent.
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.
For more, see:
- From Box support: What are the different access levels for collaborators?
- Box Blog's Enterprise Security Goodness: Introducing 3 New Features
- Box Blog's How to Use Box's Enhanced Sharing Features
- Box's How do I share a file with other people?
The enterprise Box support content available here is a result of a collaborative effort by the Internet2 early adopter institutions.
Last modified on May 31, 2013.