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Collaborating with People Outside of Penn

You can invite collaborators Leaving website to your folder at the time of creation, or you can change a private folder to a collaboration folder at any time after the folder has been created. You can set access limits on every folder and file you create by default via the "Content & Sharing" tab in your Account Settings.

Only individuals with an active Student, Faculty, or Staff affiliation can create an account on Penn+Box. By default, Temporary Staff, Visiting Scholars, Contractors, and Alumni cannot create an account on the Penn+Box service.

Individuals without an active Student, Faculty, or Staff affiliation can follow these steps to use a personal Box account to access Penn+ spaces to which they have been invited to collaborate.

  1. Create a personal Box account at
  2. Advise the owner of a Penn+Box folder on which you need to collaborate that you have an account on Box. Be sure to provide the email address to which that personal Box account is associated.
  3. The owner of the Penn+Box folder can then invite you to collaborate on that folder.

Any storage on that folder is charged against the quota of the Penn+Box folder owner and will not be charged against your Box or Box-lite account.

Individuals with an active Student, Faculty, or Staff affiliation can work with your LSP if it is essential to grant collaborators from outside of Penn access to the same applications and support as team members from within Penn have.

Related Links at Penn
PennKey Web Site
Can I connect to Penn+Box with my PennKey?
Can I connect to Penn+Box without my Pennkey?
How do I use PennKey for single sign on?
Create strong, "un-crackable" passwords to foil hackers
Managing passwords and passphrases
Related Links at Box
Using Smart Links to limit permissions on files
How do I set up email notifications?

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