BOX - Perpetual Access
When someone leaves Baylor, their BOX access goes away on their last day.
Collaborators ALSO LOSE ACCESS to the folders they owned. Poof! Gone!
- To access files that disappeared when the Owner left Baylor, email the Helpdesk with the folder name and why you need access
- If you currently work in folders with an individual Owner, ask them to transfer the Ownership to a resource account
- When you create a folder that should remain after you leave, make a resource account the folder owner
A resource account is owned and managed by ITS; they are typically named for the group, such as English_Box or History_Box. If you do not see one for your unit, ask the HelpDesk to create one.
How to make a resource account the Owner of a BOX folder:
- Create/Open the BOX folder
- Elevate an existing Collaborator to Co-owner; someone who will elevate you to co-owner after the transition
- Add a new collaborator using your “department resource account” (chemistry_box) (history_box) (arts_sciences_box) (etc)
- Transfer Ownership to the resource account
- Open Collaborators for the folder
- Click the 3 dot ellipsis next to the resource account
- Assign "Owner" to the resource account; it becomes the folder “Owner” and you become an Editor
- Ask the other Co-Owner to elevate your account to Co-Owner (if desired)
NOTE: Co-Owners may do almost everything an Owner can do, except advanced folder settings (add private collaborators; restrict collaborators; restrict commenting; restrict shared-link access). Most folders do not need this, but it is a good practice to have a Co-Owner in the folder.
Folders with data that should be ongoing should be owned by a resource account, not an individual account. Perpetual ownership is the key to perpetual access.
Related: See the Box FAQ for how to transfer your personal data prior to departure.
Sample image of a Resource Account Owner with Co-owner and Editors:
Arts & Sciences Technology
Created 06-15-22 due to increasing confusion when folks leave; Updated 05-10-23
If not clear, email astc @ baylor.edu to help us make this better.