UW-Madison Box - Administrative Reports

This is a catalog of the Box Administrative reports that are available and under what circumstances they will be provided to UW-Madison account holders. Box Administrative Reports can only be run by the primary Box Administrator or a Co-Administrator. We do not delegate reporting access to embedded IT support staff or individual account owners. Comprehensive Enterprise wide reports will only be provided at the request of the Office of Cybersecurity.

Reports Available to UW-Madison Box Customers

Delivery of administrative reports is not automated, we can support running reports on-demand but not more frequently than once per quarter unless they are requested to support troubleshooting a technical issue or incident response.

Folders and Files: Export a current snapshot of information about all folders and files in a specific account. Includes file metadata information such as file size and last update but does not include the date of last file access. Folder and File reports are only run for the entire account and can not be limited to a specific sub-folder within an account.

Who Can Request: Account owners can request copies of this report for their own Box account or for Project Directory accounts where they are a Co-owner on the top level folder.

Collaborations: Export a current snapshot of user permissions on all collaborated folders and files. This report does not include collaboration history and can not be used to determine who might have had access to a file/folder in the past.

Who Can Request:

Shared Links: Export a current snapshot of all shared links. Includes the sharing permissions associated with the link.

Who Can Request: Account owners can request copies of this report for their own Box account or Project Directory accounts where they are a Co-owner on the top level folder.

User Activity: An audit log report of most user actions (e.g. collaboration invitations, file upload/download/edit, shared link and file requests). Activity logs are available for up to 7 years from the date the report is run. This report is usually used for troubleshooting technical issues or missing content.

Who Can Request: Reports will only be provided to the account owner if they are requested as part of troubleshooting a technical issue with the Box Service.

User Statistics: Export a summary of a user’s total logins, uploads, downloads, previews, edits, and deletes. Used for Enterprise reporting and metrics.

Who Can Request: Account owners can request copies of this report for their own Box account.

You can request any of the Box Administrative reports by submitting the Request Form.

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Administrative Reports not Available to UW-Madison Box Customers

This is a list of reports that are available to UW-Madison Box Administrators but are only used for Enterprise Administration.

User Details: Full list of all users, the account details include alternate email addresses, and storage used. Account owners can see the same information from within Account Settings.

Security Logs: Log of all admin security settings changes.

Outbound Collaboration: Details about managed users collaborating on files outside of the UW-Madison enterprise.

Platform Activity: Usage and activity for custom applications and integrations built with the Box Platform.

Historical Platform Activity: Historical usage and activity for custom applications and integrations built with the Box Platform.

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