Box

Box is a secure content-sharing and collaboration cloud service that is accessible from anywhere and from any device with a network connection. For a comparison of Box and our other data storage options, please click here.

Caltech's Enterprise Box license is free to use and features:

 

Getting Started

  1. Go to http://caltech.box.com, click Continue

     
    • Alternatively, if you attempt to login directly from http://box.com, you will see this login page. Click on "Sign In with SSO".
       
       
    • Enter your Caltech preferred email address. IMPORTANT NOTE: Enter the address that appears on your Caltech personnel directory listing (http://directory.caltech.edu).

       
  2. Login with your access.caltech credentials

 

Mobile Devices and Box Sync

  1. Download Box for mobile devices or Box Sync for Mac/PC desktops from https://www.box.com/box-for-devices/. Install as directed.
  2. Launch the app and choose the option to "Use Single Sign On (SSO)"

     
  3. Enter your Caltech preferred email address. IMPORTANT NOTE: Enter the address that appears on your Caltech personnel directory listing (http://directory.caltech.edu).

     
  4. You will be transported to a Caltech login page where you can enter your access.caltech credentials

 

Using Office Online with Box

Caltech's Office 365 subscription enables users to use Office Online with Box. When you try to create or edit an Office document, you will be prompted to login with an Office 365 account.

  • If using Box Web App, do the following:
    1. Select the option to sign in with a work or school account.

       
    2. Enter your access.caltech username in the form username@caltech.edu (e.g. jsmith@caltech.edu) and click Sign In
    3. You will now see the Caltech Office 365 login page. Login with your access.caltech username in the form username@caltech.edu (e.g. jsmith@caltech.edu) and password.

       
    4. You should only need to login once to Office 365 to be able to create and edit Office documents from Box.
  • If using Box on a mobile device, the document will open in the Office application and you will need to do the following to grant access to Box:
    1. Select the option to Use Single Sign On (SSO)

       
    2. Enter your Caltech preferred email address. IMPORTANT NOTE: Enter the address that appears on your Caltech personnel directory listing (http://directory.caltech.edu).

       
    3. Finish by clicking the button to Grant access to Box