Using Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 as a Box Client

It is not well known that the Nautilus file manager in Gnome can be used as a client to access box shares. This article seeks to document how to set up that connectivity mostly as a reminder for when I need to do it later.

proceedure1). Open Nautilus and select “Connect to Server”

Select Connect To Server in Nautilus File Browser
Select Connect To Server in Nautilus File Browser

2). Fill in the “Server Address” as follows:

davs://username%40yourdomain.com@dav.box.com/dav

note: The ‘%40’ is the character encoding for ‘@’ and you must leave that there exactly as shown.

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3). Click Connect and, when prompted, enter your external password for Enterprise Box. This should bring up a File Browser window showing you the files you have in your Box space.

 

If your password doesn’t work… you may need to create an “External Password” for use with apps (like Nautlius) that do not have access to your single sign-on (SSO) system.

1). Log into your Box account from the website.

2). At the upper right, click your name. From the drop-down menu, click Account Settings.

3). Near the bottom, under “Create External Password”, click Edit password. and save it when finished.

4). Try this password in the above procedure.

 

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