The University of Rostock offers its students and employees an alternative to Dropbox and similar services. The service "Unibox" allows to synchronize data between users, desktop computers and mobile terminal devices and to store them. The data access is done via the web browser or mobile clients here. 10 GB per user are available for this service.
We expressly point out that the service is in pilot operation in the first few months and only becomes "productive" after a sufficient period of validity.
On occasion, we advise you to contact our Unibox support team at ITMZ if you have any problems, questions or suggestions.
Please refrain from contacting the software manufacturer directly.
Tel.: +49 381 498-5347
Registration takes place via the web interface, which can be reached at https://unibox.uni-rostock.de. Registration for this service is done with the user account of the IT & Media Center.
There is no additional registration required for this service. Login with function accounts is not possible
The web interface
"Unibox Rostock" can be accessed via any web browser. Via this web surface, folders can be created, members can be added and files can up uploaded and downloaded.
To store files on the server, a folder is required. After the folder has been created, the user is forwarded directly to the directory and has the option of uploading files or creating subfolders. The files can be uploaded via drag & drop or the upload dialog.
Each folder can be shared with other users, which requires the addition of user permissions. Furthermore, it is also possible to share folders or their contents by sending a link.
The User Manual (updated 18/09/2019) summarizes the most basic features and settings. You can also find the instructions for installing the desktop clients and the FAQ document in the User Guide.
For simplified access to the files and folders, clients of the various operating systems are available. The clients for Windows, Linux and Mac are downloaded via the web interface, for Android and iOS via the respective app stores. The clients are available to every user free of charge.
In our FAQ you will find the answers to frequently asked questions.
In line with the new design and the conversion of the Unibox Rostock service, new mobile apps and desktop clients will be redesigned in the future. Until the respective apps / clients are developed, the old apps and clients remain and can continue to be used.
The iOS app for the Unibox is now available in the new design in the App Store.
The amount of disk space a user can have is limited to 10 GB. This can be extended on request in exceptional cases.
Conditions of use
The general usage conditions apply for this service.
This service is offered and provided by the ITMZ. The data is stored and stored on the servers of the ITMZ. The service is not suitable for storing personal and private data. Please note that this service is intended for official data exchange only and should not be used as a backup destination. All data of the service is stored on a redundant storage system of the ITMZ and secured with several versions. For this reason, recovery of the backup data can only be done administratively. In the future, the user will be able to independently restore versions of individual files via the web interface of the service.
External users who have not subscribed to the service within one year will be automatically deleted without any further notification.
For each invited user, a user account is automatically created in the Unibox. Invited university and external users who have never registered or registered with the Unibox within 90 days of the invitation will automatically be removed from the Unibox without any further notification.