What is IU Cloud Storage and how can I use it?

The IU Cloud Storage service provides a way for you to choose from among several locations in the cloud to store your files. IU Cloud Storage is available to you when you're using IUanyWare or any IU-build workstation, including those in the Student Technology Centers (STCs) and in many departmentally managed computing labs.

Once your files are saved in one of several available cloud locations, the files are accessible via nearly any computer or handheld device with Internet access and a web browser, reducing the need for multiple copies of your files or additional disk space on your computer or mobile device.

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Configure your storage preferences

Use the Cloud Storage portal to configure your storage preferences; the storage options you choose will then be available to you the next time you log into IUanyWare or use any IU-build workstation. To get started, click SET UP.

  • Your IU Box account: To allow IUanyWare or any IU-build workstation to automatically access your IU Box account, click Authorize, and then click Grant access to Box.
    • If you don't have an IU Box account, see Getting started with Box at IU.
    • If you have a personal (non-IU) Box account, access it either through your browser or with the appropriate Box app for your device.
  • Your IU file shares: To choose your own established file shares on IU systems, enter your IU file share into the box and click + (the plus sign).

Important: The cloud storage options below are not approved for use with institutional data; for Box at IU, however, see What types of data are appropriate for my IU Box account?

  • Your Dropbox: To access your personal Dropbox account, click Authorize. Enter your email address and your Dropbox password, and then click Sign in.

    If you do not yet have a Dropbox account, click create an account and follow the instructions.

  • Your Google Drive at IU: To access your Google Drive at IU account, click Authorize and select your Google at IU account (username@iu.edu).

    If you have a personal (non-IU) Google account, see How do I use Google at IU if I already have a personal Google account?

  • Your OneDrive: To access your personal OneDrive account, click Authorize. Enter your email address and your OneDrive password, and then click Sign in.

    If you do not yet have a OneDrive account, click sign up and follow the instructions.

Note:
To reverse a previously authorized storage option, click Deauthorize.

More information

  • It may take up to 30 seconds for files uploaded or downloaded from another source to be reflected in IUanyWare or on the IU-build workstation you are using.
  • Individual file sizes are limited to 500 MB (150 MB for Dropbox).
  • If you have trouble with an IU file share, double-check the path, or check with the system administrator for that file share.
  • For further details, see the Cloud Storage Frequently Asked Questions.

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