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Box folder sync with Workfront Proof

Synchronizing a Box folder with a folder in Workfront Proof makes creating proofs and versions even easier!

Every change you make to your files in the Box folder will be reflected in Workfront Proof (so uploading a new file, adding a new version, renaming of a file, etc).

NOTE Only users with profiles of Managers or higher are able to sync folders. The Box user who uploads the file to a folder synced with Workfront Proof, will be made the owner of the proof created in Workfront Proof (if they are a user within the same Workfront Proof account). If the Box user is a user in a different Workfront Proof account or does not have an account with Workfront Proof, the person who created the sync between the folders will become the owner of the proof.

Synchronizing a Box folder with Workfront Proof

To synchronize a Box folder with a folder in Workfront Proof, please follow the below steps:

  • In your Box account, go to your All Files and Folders page
  • Click on the More options menu next to the folder you want to sync with Workfront Proof (1)
  • Select More Actions (2)
  • Click Sync with Workfront Proof (3)

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  • If you are logged into Workfront Proof* a pop up with, a list of existing Workfront Proof folders will come up
  • Simply click on a folder name to sync an existing Workfront Proof folder with the folder in Box (4)
  • Click on New folder to create a brand new folder in Workfront Proof (5)

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  • If you chose to create a new folder, you will be asked to fill out the details of the new folder

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  • After saving, you will be taken to the Folder details page of the synced folder in Workfront Proof

NOTE You can also sync the Box folder from the Folder options menu.

* If you are not logged in to Workfront Proof, a pop-up will appear showing your login page. Enter your login credentials to access your Workfront Proof account. You will be taken directly to the New proof page with the file already uploaded.

NOTE

  • If you have your own branded Workfront Proof login page, you will be taken to that page instead of the standard Workfront Proof login page.
  • If you have enabled the Single Sign-On functionality in your Workfront Proof account, you will be taken to the SSO login page and asked to enter your Single Sign-On login credentials, but only IF you are are using the same email address for your Box account and Workfront Proof.
  • If you are not using the same email address for both your Box account and your Workfront Proof account, you will always be taken to the standard Workfront Proof login page.

The Folder details page of a synced folder

The Folder details page of the folder you synced with a folder in Box not only contains information about the folder, but also lets you pause and disable the sync.

If you pause the sync, the folder will no longer be updated with the changes from Box, but the sync can be resumed at any time. Disabling the sync means that the connection between the folders is broken and the sync would need to be re-established from the Box account.

The Folder details page contains the following information and functions in relation to your folder in Box:

  • Pause syncing - the Workfront Proof folder will no longer be updated with the changes from Box. Sync can be resumed at any time. (1)
  • Disable folder sync - connection between folders is lost, and the sync will have to be setup again from the Box account. (2)
  • Go to Box folder - if you shared the folder URL (in the Box folder options), this option will become available and will take you straight to the Box folder. (3)
  • Folder sync details - this section contains information about the Box folder. (4)
  • Box folder link - URL to the Box folder. (5)
  • Activity - this section shows you the activity logs of the Workfront Proof folder, here you can check who started the folder sync. (6)

NOTE Only the user who started the folder sync can disable or pause it. For more information on everything shown on the Folder details page, please see our dedicated help page.

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