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Box is a cloud storage service that provides cloud storage to students, faculty, and staff of The University of Alabama via Box.com. 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

Guides

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

Cost

No cost for students, faculty or staff.

Eligibility

Departments Faculty Staff Students

About Your Account

Box accounts are automatically created for all students, faculty and staff.  Users may login to Box by visiting box.ua.edu.  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 box.ua.edu 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 box.com.

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

Support

  • Students and staff may contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu
  • Faculty may contact the Center for Instructional Technology at 205-348-3532 or cit@ua.edu

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