Using FTP with UBbox (IT Staff)

FTP is considerably faster than the Web interface, Box Drive, or Box Sync for bulk uploads.

On this page:

Increase the Number of Simultaneous Connections

8 connections gives the best balance between performance and stability when on campus.

Increasing Simultaneous Connections in FileZilla

edit >settings, select Transfers, set max to 8
  1. Click Edit > Settings
  2. Select the Transfers page on the left
  3. Set "Maximum simultaneous transfers" to 8
  4. Click OK

Setting Up a Password to FTP to Box

  1. Log into to UBbox using your UBITName and password
  2. Click your initials in the upper right and select Account Settings
  3. On the Account tab, scroll down to Authentication
  4. Click Change Password (this will not change your UBITName Password)
  5. Under current password enter anything
  6. Enter and confirm the new password, which is used only for when you FTP files to UBbox, then click Save

FTP Settings with UBbox

ftp settings in UBbox, described in the instruction page
  • Server:
  • Username: Your UB email address
  • Password: Your Box password (see above)
  • Port: 990 for implicit encrypted connection (FTPS), 21 for standard, unencrypted connection (FTP) or explicit encrypted connection (FTPES). Transfers may be slower when using encryption due to additional processing.
  • Box supports Passive FTP, but not Active.

See also

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email ONLY if you have access to it