Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Logging in and out, part of Up and Running with Box.
There are a few different ways that you might be asked to log in to box. For example, if I'm on a computer at a library, or someplace that I haven't logged in before and I go to box.com, I'll see the same screen that I saw when we were signing up for our account. So if I click log in here, I'll be taken to a log in, I can enter my information. My password. Remember I can click this button to make sure I've typed my password correctly.
And I can click log in. And here I am in box. And when I'm ready to log out, I simply click the gear. And I chose log out. Now, when do I want to log out? I want to log out whenever I'm done using Box. So, if I'm on a public computer and I'm done with this session I'm going to log out. If I'm on my home computer. I might decide I would just stay logged in, but it's still a good practice for you to be logging out. And making sure that somebody doesn't have access to the things that you've stored in Box while you're not hanging around your computer.
So I'm going to click log out and I'm logged out. Now the next time I log in, or if I log in on a computer I've been using before, and I choose www.box.com, it will actually resolve it and take me to this screen. It already has my user name. The same one I entered last time. And this is thanks to cookies in the browser, it actually is storing the information that I have. And it will present me then, with the last box log in.
If I share a computer profile with someone else, and they log in differently, or if you happen to have more than one box account for some reason, one for your school perhaps and one for work, then it will show you the last one that was used. And I can enter, again, my password if I ever want to change my password because I can't remember it for example. I would click the reset password button, and it would allow me to reset my password. I could then come back here and log in with the new password after I take care of that, but I'm just going to log in.
And I'm back in box and can log out again. Now there are two other possibilities. This third possibility is that you're using box in an enterprise, and your log in screen has been customized. So it doesn't say box, it has the name of your organization, your university, your fortune 500 company, your not for profit. They've branded that page so the Box log in is Box for whatever organization you're with. And it doesn't look the same.
It isn't blue and white. It's again a branded experience. The fourth possibility is that you're using box in an environment where you have single sign on. Because box works with several of the single sign on virtual apps. So it might be that as soon as you are logged in on your computer for the day, that log in includes other tools like box and you don't need to log in again. So, if you're not asked to log in, if you are at your work or your educational environment.
And, you log into Windows, and then, you already are in Box, you're going to be in great shape. But remember to log out as a best practice whenever you're done. And you know how to log in from almost anywhere now.
- Editing documents in Box Edit
- Sharing links to files and folders
- Setting up security options
- Adding comments
- Assigning tasks
- Creating and editing Box notes
- Using Box Sync
- Using Box on mobile devices
- Upgrading to Box for Business
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 03/05/2015. What changed?
A: We updated the course to reflect the most recent changes to Box's interface and feature set, including the new Word, PowerPoint, and Excel integration offered in Box for Office.