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ANR Employees

File Vault to retire in September, share files with Box

Have you heard of Box?

UC Davis staff, students and faculty are entitled to an account with the cloud file-sharing service; this covers most ANR staff. It includes the ability for users without ANR Portal accounts to send files to ANR staff. Because it can do much of what the File Vault can do and so much more, we are retiring the File Vault service in the near future. The instructions below provide Box equivalents to the main File Vault functions. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know via or

If you have a UC Davis account, go to and log in using your UC Davis username and password (what you use, for instance, to log in to the Time Reporting System). Several other UC campuses have agreements, although the configurations may differ. For more information, see:

Some comparisons between Box and File Vault


File Vault


Total space available



Maximum file size

975 MB

15 GB

Length of time uploads by outside users are kept

30 days (1)


Can the tool convert documents to PDF or resize/rotate images?



 (1) Uploads in the File Vault are deleted after 30 days unless you 'claim' them, at which point they have the same expiration options that other files do.

Dates to remember

Sept. 2, 2019

File Vault uploads will be disabled but existing files will still be available for download

Oct. 1, 2019

File Vault will be completely disabled and unavailable to all users

Dec. 2, 2019

Any remaining files in the File Vault will be deleted

More information

  1. Select Login with Box
  2. Select Use Single Sign On (SSO)
  3. Enter your email address
  4. If you aren't already authenticated with UCDavis, you'll be asked for your UCDavis Username and Passphrase

Also, we're planning to host a webinar training session on Zoom to help anyone with Box basics. Look for that announcement soon.


Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 1:28 PM
  • Author: Stephen Edberg

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