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Getting Started with Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst Provided by Box

For an introduction, see About Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst.

Important notes before using your Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account

  • If you already have a Personal Box account, or for more about the differences between Personal Box accounts and Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst provided by Box, see this support article comparing the two account types.
  • UMass Amherst has provisioned every student, staff and faculty member with a Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account. Box is just one of the services provided with user accounts, and is accessed with your IT Account NetID and password, same as Moodle, SPIRE, Apps at UMass Amherst, Library catalogs, or Parking Services. You will see a 'Web Login' page, the front-end for our Authentication Services, where you can enter your NetID and password.
  • If you have not already done so, be sure to read Box acceptable use responsibilities to review your responsibilities as a Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst user. Use of the service indicates acceptance of these terms.
  • Box sync is not enabled by default on Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst. To learn why, and to request it for your account, go to About Box Sync.

Setting up your Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account

  1. Your Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account has been created automatically for you and can be accessed at Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst.
  2. If you've already received a Box file sharing request, see About accepting a Box sharing request from someone at another institution.
  3. Before using your new account, be sure to revise the default account settings for security purposes; see How do I securely set up my Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account?

Beginning tips

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