How can I log in to U of I Box?

Single Sign-on Support for Box Services

Box resources that support single sign-on (SSO) with your NetID and password will require using those credentials to authenticate. These resources include Box Web, Box Mobile, and Box Sync/Drive. SSO-enabled resources do not accept Box External passwords for authentication.

You may access U of I Box Web by visiting and clicking Continue. Select your campus and use your UIC NetID and password.

If you access U of I Box through the Box Mobile app or Box Sync or Box Drive desktop applications, select the "Use Single Sign On (SSO)" option.  This is located just below the "Log In" button. Then enter your email address then click on Log In. Select your campus and use your UIC NetID and password.

Managing your Box external password for FTP and WebDAV

SSO is not available when accessing Box via SFTP or WebDAV. You will need to create a Box External password to supplement your SSO login. You can do so by visiting and selecting Create External Password. This password can be used for external applications that do not support SSO.

If you need to reset your external password, you can use the password reset function at  Note this does not affect your NetID password, only your Box external password needed for Box interfaces that don't support SSO.

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