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Turn your Box Content Cloud storage into cloud SFTP, FTP, and SCP servers

Couchdrop transforms your Box cloud storage to give you simple, fast and secure SFTP, FTP, and SCP connectivity for your Box files and folders, including user and team drives.



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Trusted by companies around the world

Companies and partners around the world use and trust Couchdrop to simplify their SFTP and data transfer needs

How does Couchdrop work with Box

Couchdrop adds SFTP, FTP, and SCP functionality to Box, allowing you to give users secure access to specific Box folders and files. This enables users to securely upload or download files from Box directly using standard file transfer clients, without having to share Box credentials or use the Box web interface.

With granular permission controls, you can easily manage user access to Box folders and files. You can even set specific folders as root directories using the Sub Path option. Couchdrop handles all the underlying integration, security and scalability, making file transfers to and from Box simple and reliable.

Couchdrop SFTP to Box Dashboard
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SFTP, FTP, and SCP to Box made easy

Couchdrop integrates with Box and allows you to send files to and from your Box storage via multiple protocols.

With support for over 30 storage platforms, Couchdrop makes it simple to transfer files between Box and any other connected storage. Combined with Automations, Couchdrop can monitor directories and automatically send files to Box as they're uploaded or on a set schedule.

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Connect any Box account, including user and team drives

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Granular user controls and permissions, including custom root directories

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SFTP, FTP, and SCP supported

3 ways to access Box with Couchdrop


Configure new SFTP user

Access Box via multiple protocols

Couchdrop allows multiple methods for accessing files in connected storage. Create a new Couchdrop user with generated credentials to enable direct login to Couchdrop or to a Box folder using any SFTP, FTP, or SCP client software.

Collect files with Inboxes

Secure Inboxes provide a custom-branded upload portal where partners and external users can upload files via a unique URL. Inboxes map to a specific Box folder, enabling direct uploads without having to share Box access credentials.

Automate file transfers

Automate File Transfers

With Automations, Couchdrop can monitor directories and automatically send files to Box or any other connected storage whenever an upload/download event occurs or on a defined schedule. Move files to their destination effortlessly and reliably.

Cloud file transfer to Box


Fast and easy setup

Connect Box and start moving files via SFTP, FTP, or SCP in minutes.


Works with multiple file transfer clients

Users can securely access Box from their preferred file transfer client software.


Automate Box file transfers

Use Automations to move files in and out of Box folders, no manual steps required.


Notification example showing a new file has been received in Box

Advanced Box SFTP Integration

Couchdrop offers advanced features for Box integration:

  • Custom Mount Paths: Set a specific mount path for your Box within Couchdrop's virtual file system.
  • Sub Path Access: Access specific subfolders within your Box as the root directory in Couchdrop.
  • Multiple Account Support: Connect and manage multiple Box accounts within a single Couchdrop instance.
  • Team Admin Access: Gain access to the entire Box organization with the "As Team Admin" option.
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Connecting Box to Couchdrop

  1. Log in to Couchdrop as an Administrator or Owner user.
  2. Click the blue Add Storage Integration button.
  3. Click Add Connection for Box.
  4. Specify the path where your Box storage will appear in Couchdrop, then click Authorise Now. The As Team Admin option is required if you need access to the entire Box organisation.
  5. Complete the Box OAuth process.
  6. If required, set a subfolder. The selected subfolder will become the 'root' or top level Box folder within Couchdrop.
  7. Click Save Storage when all configuration is complete.

You can now transfer files to and from Box with Couchdrop.

Couchdrop vs Native Box FTP

While Box supports FTP and FTPS, Couchdrop offers several advantages:

  • Couchdrop provides SFTP functionality, which Box doesn't support natively.
  • Box FTP is limited to Business and Enterprise accounts, while Couchdrop works with all Box accounts.
  • Couchdrop supports both passive and active FTP, whereas Box only supports passive FTP.
  • Couchdrop offers additional features like automated file actions, email inboxes, and file transfer automations.
  • With Couchdrop, you can easily transfer files between Box and other cloud storage platforms like SharePoint.
  • Couchdrop allows for granular user permissions, white-labeled upload portals, and dedicated infrastructure if required.
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"The product has a clean, simple interface that makes creating new internal or external SFTP connections a breeze."

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Frequently asked questions

Does Box have SFTP?

No, Box does not natively support SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol). Couchdrop provides SFTP functionality for your Box.com storage. With Couchdrop, you can securely access and transfer files to and from Box using SFTP, as well as other protocols like FTP and SCP.

What file transfer protocols does Couchdrop support for Box?

Couchdrop supports SFTP, FTP and SCP for Box file transfers.

Is Couchdrop's Box SFTP integration secure?

Yes, Couchdrop prioritizes security in its Box SFTP integration. It uses industry-standard encryption protocols for data transfer and storage. Couchdrop is SOC2 compliant, ensuring that your data is handled according to strict security and privacy standards. Additionally, Couchdrop allows you to set granular user permissions and supports IP whitelisting for added security.

How do I start transferring files after connecting Box to Couchdrop?

Once you've saved your Box connection in Couchdrop, you can immediately begin transferring files to and from Box using Couchdrop's supported protocols (SFTP, FTP, SCP, Rsync).

Can I use Couchdrop with any Box account type?

Yes, Couchdrop works with all Box account types, including personal, business, and enterprise accounts. Unlike Box's native FTP support, which is limited to Business and Enterprise accounts, Couchdrop's SFTP solution is available for all Box users regardless of their account tier.

Why choose Couchdrop?



Couchdrop is a secure, scalable and modern SFTP and file transfer platform built for streamlined setup.
It's an SFTP server that just works.





SFTP server as SaaS

Couchdrop is a Cloud SFTP server that connects to your existing storage. Instantly deploy SFTP on top of Google Drive, Box, SharePoint and other cloud storage platforms.

Data privacy and security

Couchdrop never stores your data and meets HIPAA and SOC2 standards. All updates and maintenance is handled for you by professional technicians.

Dedicated support

Couchdrop has a dedicated support team of technicians who are experts in the product. Get fast, dedicated, and personalized support by contacting our support team at any time.

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