One feature available to Box users at no charge is a Non-Person account. This is similar to departmental PASS space or departmental space on a unit’s local file server. Faculty and staff can use these accounts to store files and collaborate with their co-workers. The main advantage of this type of Box account is that files no longer need redistributed to other people when someone leaves the unit. The co-owner of the Non-Person Account merely needs to remove the departing employee from collaboration on the account. Files are “owned” by the Non-Person account.
There is no charge for Box Non-Person accounts which can store an unlimited amount of data; the assigned co-owner(s) of the account can create, delete and share folders as they would for a personal account.
To find out more about Box or whether a Non-Person account is suitable for your unit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a Box Non-Person account, please fill out the request form found at this link. For student groups, a faculty or staff advisor will need to make the request.