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Mounting Cloud Storage on Linux
This service will only work to access data from a personal computer--this will not work on CSEE maintained Linux computers. Due to the way this works, it is NOT recommended to actually perform these steps since it breaks the default security that campus places on the box.com accounts.
Install davfs2 Package
Ubuntu, Debian, and Mint
To install davfs2 on Ubuntu, Debian or Mint:
$ sudo apt-get install davfs2
CentOS, RHEL or Fedora
To install davfs2 on CentOS, RHEL or Fedora:
$ sudo yum install davfs2
Disable file locks
The WebDAV share exported by Box.com does not support file locks. Thus you need to disable file locks in the davfs2 configuration file located at /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf. Otherwise, you will encounter "Input/output error" while attempting to create a file.
$ sudo vi /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf
Create a mount point
replace "~/box.com" with your preferred mount point
Add yourself to usergroup
This step is optional if you only want to mount as root.
$ sudo usermod -a -G davfs2 USERNAME
where "USERNAME" is your username
Add the following to /etc/fstab. The "user" option allows you to mount Box.com as an unprivileged non-root user.
https://dav.box.com/dav /home/user/box.com davfs rw,user,noauto 0 0
Replace "/home/user/box.com" with your own mount point.
Add external password to Box
This steps adds a new authentication method to a box.com account. UMBC may no longer be able to track if this account gets compromised. It is NOT recommended to make this change.
Before you connect, you must create an external password through the Box web interface.
- Open an internet browser and log on to box.umbc.edu
- Click on your name in the upper right corner. In the drop down, click on “Account Settings”
- The bottom section bubble should say “Create External Password.” Click “Edit password”
- Create an external password.
Note: This password must be different from your email password
The final step is to run mount.
$ mount box.com
replacing "box.com" with your mountpoint
This is to access Google Drive from a personal computer--it will not work from a CSEE maintained Linux system.
Open the GNOME Control Center (or “Settings”) application. If GNOME3 is not the default Desktop Environment, install gnome-control-center and then run it from the command line.
Click “Online Accounts”, click the plus symbol, and add your Google account.
Enter your UMBC username and password and accept GNOME to access your Google data.
The Google Drive will be accessible from Nautilus, the GNOME3 file manager.