Box

Configuring access controls

This technical reference guide outlines the steps needed to configure access controls in Box, providing an important tool for controlling access to resources within an organization.

Access controls are security measures that determine who has access to certain resources within an organization. Box offers a number of options for configuring access controls, including user permissions, folder permissions, and group permissions. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for setting up access controls in Box.

Step 1: Set up user permissions

User permissions determine what actions a user can take within Box, such as uploading files or deleting folders. To set up user permissions, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to the Box Admin console.
  • Click on the "Users" tab.
  • Click on the name of the user whose permissions you want to modify.
  • In the "Permissions" section, select the appropriate permissions for the user.
  • Click the "Save" button.

Step 2: Set up folder permissions

Folder permissions determine who has access to a particular folder, as well as what actions they can take within the folder. To set up folder permissions, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the folder that you want to set permissions for.
  • Click the "More Options" button (three dots) in the top right corner of the screen, and then click "Manage Access."
  • In the "People" field, enter the names of the users or groups that you want to grant access to.
  • Select the appropriate access level (e.g. "Editor" or "Viewer") for each user or group.
  • Click the "Save" button.

Step 3: Set up group permissions

Group permissions determine what actions a group of users can take within Box. To set up group permissions, follow these steps:

  • Sign in to the Box Admin console.
  • Click on the "Groups" tab.
  • Click on the name of the group whose permissions you want to modify.
  • In the "Permissions" section, select the appropriate permissions for the group.
  • Click the "Save" button.

Configuring access controls in Box is an important step in controlling access to your organization's resources. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can ensure that your resources are only accessible to authorized users.

Connect, Protect, Defend

Streamline your approach to security posture management throughout your entire company.
Get a Free Security Assessment
By installing or using the software, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Terms of Service.