UITS Service Overview: Box

Service name: Box

Role: Collaboration, file storage


The IU Box service provides a simple, secure way to share and store files and folders online. Box consolidates your content in a single location, easily accessible from anywhere, on any device. You can create files and folders, share them using a direct link, invite others to collaborate, and continue to revise and review your content. Though similar in appearance to other consumer services such as Dropbox, Box is approved for IU data and can directly integrate with existing IU systems (e.g., accounts, CAS for single sign-on with your IU username and passphrase), security, and contractual protections. Your Box account quota is unlimited.

Cost: Free of charge

Further reference: About Box at IU, Box at IU help menu

Adoption process: Use of the IU Box service indicates acceptance of the Box Terms of Service and Box acceptable use responsibilities. UITS recommends using a non-personal account for work involving any institutional data.

  • To create a personal account, log into the IU Box service with your IU Network ID.
  • To create a group account for a department, team, or organization, see Types of Box accounts at IU.

Service contact information: boxinfo@iu.edu

Platform restrictions: Available on all desktop and mobile platforms

Meets UIPO/UISO guidelines: Yes

Data classification approval: Approved for:

Box at Indiana University is not appropriate for storing or sharing most types of institutional data classified as Critical. However, with 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 Types of data appropriate for IU Box accounts.

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Last modified on 2018-05-24 14:06:02.

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