Box is a cloud storage service that provides cloud storage to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Alabama via Box is accessible on desktop and mobile devices, and it is encrypted both in transit and storage. All Box servers are based in the United States.

Box is also useful for sharing and collaboration – folders and documents may be shared among users for distributed editing and viewing. Box has robust permissions settings, allowing collaborators to be viewers or editors, and it keeps revisions of documents so that your work is never lost.

The University has a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Business Associate Agreement (HIPAA BAA) with Box to allow use for Protected Health Information.

Box supports storage of most file types. Other file types can be stored in Teams or One Drive. Box accounts cannot be applied to departmental accounts. All Box accounts must belong to an individual student, faculty or staff member. Co-ownership of folders is possible in Box, and suggested for important departmental folders owned by an individual.

Login to UA Box


Visit the Center for Instructional Technology’s website to see Box tutorials, resources, and upcoming workshops.


No cost for students, faculty or staff.


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About Your Account

Box accounts are automatically created for all students, faculty and staff.  Users may login to Box by visiting  You will be redirected to a myBama login page for authentication, then back to Box.  You may also login from the Tech tab of myBama. If you have trouble accessing Box, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Logging In

You may login using the button below, visiting or by visiting the Tech tab of myBama. Box utilizes DUO two-factor authentication. If you are an active DUO user, you will receive a DUO prompt when logging into Box.

Login to Box

Mobile Apps

Box is available on a number of platforms including iOSAndroid, and many more. Users will be able to login to those apps using any email address attached to their account. Simply search for Box in your app store.

Box Drive

Box Drive is the incredibly simple way to work with all of your files right from your desktop, taking up very little hard drive space. Open your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to find every file you need, edit like you would any local file and save it automatically to the cloud. And, keep enterprise-grade security protecting everything you do. Download Box Drive at

Eligibility and Cost

Current students, faculty and staff are all eligible to use UA Box at no cost.

Licensing Information

The service is not available to alumni or former employees. When a user is no longer an active student, faculty, or staff, they will be given the opportunity to transition their UA Box account to a personal Box account.

Software Information


  • Students and staff may contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or
  • Faculty may contact the Center for Instructional Technology at 205-348-3532 or