This post describes ,how to mount Box.com cloud on a desktop with Ubuntu using , WebDav , davfs2, gio mount.
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First of all you will have to open a free Box.com account
On the Ubuntu terminal
sudo apt install davfs2
sudo addsuser your username davfs2 ( use your linux username )
sudo dpkg-reconfigure davfs
press <Yes> tab as shown in the flowing figure
(This is to mount Box.com as a non-root user)
Figure 1:- configuring davfs
Open the Nautilus file browser. Press the “+ Other Locations” tab .At the bottom of the opened window you can find a box for connecting to the server .On the box enter davs://dav.box.com/dav and press the connect button at the right hand corner .
Then it will prompt to enter username and password of your Box.com account
After entering your password and username tick Remember forever box
figure 2:-Entering username and password of your Box.com account
Then a window will popup to enter a key . For the key just hit the enter key of the keyboard .( empty key). This is to make easy to automount the Box.com during the boot time.If you enter a key box.com will not mount at the boot time.
If you miss the entering empty key , you can make the default keyring empty using “Passwords and Keys” tool as shown in the following figure
Figure 3:- Changing default keyring to empty key
Now Box.com is mounted as shown in the following figure.
Figure 4:-Bookmarking the Box.com at the location
Now Bookmark the location by pressing the button of the window as shown in Figure 3:-
Next task is to making a script for automounting Box.com at the boot time.
On the terminal
sudo gedit boxmont.sh
Enter the code ” gio mount davs://dav.box.com “as shown in the figure below and save the file
To make boxmount.sh executable
In the Ubuntu terminal
chmod u+x boxmont.sh
Figure 5:-Script file to automount Box.com at the boot time
Then add the script to startup programs as shown in the following figure
Figure 6:-Adding the script to startup programs
If you restart the computer you will be able to see your box account is mounted automatically on the desktop as shown in the following figure
Figure 6:-box.com mounted at the boot time
Note:- Box management has announced that they will deprecate support for WebDAV after Jan 31, 2019 . Therefore you may not be able to use this method after Jan 2019. But linux users still can use Box.com for auto sync data using git-annex. Please refer my earlier post on “How to sync zoneminder events with box.com account using git-annex on Ubuntu 18.04“