The first several steps for setting up a remote for Box do not require any special input so you can choose the defaults. For Advanced Config and Auto config choose ‘No’. Great Lakes doe not allow for the browser window to open that is required to allow Rclone access to Box. You will need a local terminal session open to complete the setup process. Instructions on installing Rclone on your local machine can be found here.

After you have Rclone installed on your local machine you will need to type the following on the command line:

rclone authorize “box”

This will launch a browser window on your local machine. Once you have the browser window open you will be required to login into your Box storage:

If using a UMich Box account click on the ‘User Single Sign On (SSO)’ and enter your UMich email address. You will then be taken to a page with a button that says ‘Grant Access to Box’. Click this and your local Rclone session will be updated and say this:

Copy the access token and paste it into your Rclone session on Great Lakes. Your Rclone session on Great Lakes will now show this:

Once you choose ‘y’ your Rclone remote for Box will be created.


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