ARCHIVED: Compare IU and personal (non-IU) Box accounts

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IU Box accounts


IU's Box cloud storage service was retired on May 10, 2021. For information about cloud storage options available at IU, see Storage at IU.

IU Box accounts are available to Indiana University students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.

Box at Indiana University is not appropriate for storing or sharing most types of institutional data classified as Critical. However, with ARCHIVED: certain additional security measures you may be able to use IU Box with some data that contain protected health information (PHI) regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For more, see ARCHIVED: Types of data appropriate for IU Box accounts.

Personal (non-IU) Box accounts

Personal (non-IU) Box accounts are available free to the public, but are not related in any way to the enterprise Box service at IU. Anyone can sign up for a free personal (non-IU) Box account. If you choose to create a personal (non-IU) Box account, use a non-IU email address and password of your choice.

You can share files from your personal (non-IU) Box account with your IU Box account, but make sure to follow appropriate security guidelines:

Compare personal (non-IU) and IU Box accounts

Features Personal (non-IU) accounts IU Box accounts
File size upload limit 250 MB 15 GB *
Available storage 10 GB Unlimited
Single sign-on integration
Password-protected sharing
Advanced collaboration features (for example, 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 about uploading large files to your IU Box account, see ARCHIVED: Maximum upload file size for IU Box.

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Last modified on 2021-02-26 10:56:08.