Box, Maintenance

Box Authentication Change

Maintenance Schedule: Tuesday, September 18th 10:00 AM
Services Impacted: Box File Sharing

The Box cloud-based file sharing service will move from ADFS to Azure AD authentication on Tuesday, September 18th at 10:00 AM. This should not affect active users, and there should be no downtime. The Box log in screen will look different after this maintenance.

ADFS Login Screen (pre-maintenance):

Azure AD Login Screen (post-maintenance):

Blackboard, Box, Email, Maintenance

Butte Hall Data Center Maintenance

Maintenance Window: Friday, June 8th  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Services Impacted: Multiple Campus Systems

Coinciding with the scheduled campus electrical maintenance, the data center will be unavailable June 8th, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This outage will affect multiple campus systems. Campus email and should not be affected, but all other servers and campus apps will be offline, including Blackboard.


Box Commenting Enabled

Box commenting is now enabled

In preparation for enabling commenting on individual files in Box, all Box user Email Notification preferences were reset this morning (Tuesday, May 8th, 2018).

You will not receive email notifications regarding activity in owned or collaborated Box folders unless you turn on these notification settings. If you previously had received email notifications from Box you will have to reconfigure these settings to continue receiving notifications. Follow this link to learn how to modify your notification settings:

What is commenting and why does it matter?

The new commenting feature in Box will allow collaborating users to improve their work flow efficiency by providing a standardized location where they can communicate, log changes to collaborated files, and assign tasks. Follow this link to learn more about commenting in Box and its collaborative utility:

What should I do if I’m receiving unwanted email notifications from Box?

DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAIL. This will perpetuate the problem for other users. You will have to configure your Email Notification settings to not notify you when there is new activity in your shared files. Follow this link to learn how to change notification preferences for comments:


Box Notification Settings Reset

Scheduled: 7:30 AM Tuesday May 8th
Services Impacted: Box email notifications

Box email notification settings will be cleared for all users on campus on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 AM.

If you had previously configured your Email Notification preferences in your Box account settings, these settings will be cleared and you will no longer receive email notifications for the specified activity from Box after May 8th.

You should take note of your current settings so that you can reconfigure your desired Email Notification preferences in your Box account after the reset.