Box is a free, unlimited cloud storage service provided for free 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.

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 Sync

Box can synchronize files to your desktop or laptop computers so those files are available even when you are not connected to the Internet. To do this, you can download the Box Sync add-on app available by clicking the cloud icon at the top of your UA Box page.

Box Sync is compatible with Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and above, and Windows XP and up.

CAUTION: You should never sync folders that contain sensitive or private information to computers not owned and managed by UA. In addition, all UA proprietary or confidential material must be removed from the account upon leaving the University.

Eligiblity 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

UA Box is a part of a partnership between UA, Internet2 and It is funded through central administration of UA.