MS Teams - Integrate Box in Teams


  • How do I integrate Box in Microsoft Teams?


  • Oregon State University
  • MS Teams
  • Box


We do not currently have the Box app enabled in Teams.

However, it is possible to add a Box folder to a Team or private channel as a cloud storage option.

As an alternative, use SharePoint Online to store files for a team. Each Team has a SharePoint Online site. When files are shared within a Team chat, they are automatically stored in the SharePoint site for that team.


Method 1: Use SharePoint Online

Teams is integrated with SharePoint by default. Files uploaded to a team chat are automatically stored in the team's SharePoint site.

To access files for a Team, select the "Files" tab. From the Files menu:

  • Select "New" to create a new folder.
  • Select "Upload" to upload files.
  • Select "Open in SharePoint" to view files in the SharePoint site. 
    • Note: if the SharePoint option is not displayed, select the ellipsis first.


Method 2: Add Box Folder as Cloud Storage

Note: This method has the limitation that subfolders will not be displayed in Teams - each folder has to be added individually.

  1. In a Team, select the "Files" tab
  2. Select "+ Add Cloud storage"
  3. Select Box
  4. On the Login screen:
    1. select "Use Single Sign On (SSO)"
    2. Enter your
    3. Click "Authorize"
    4. Enter your username and password on the Oregon State University login screen
  5. Click "Grant access to Box"
  6. Select a Box folder and click "Add folder"

To remove a folder added in this way:

  1. Right-click on the folder and select "Delete"
  2. Select "Confirm"
  3. Note that this does not delete the folder in Box


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

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