How CloudFuze Migrates Permissions from Box to Google Drive

Migrating sharing permissions is the core feature of the CloudFuze’s migration engine, X-Change. If you are an IT admin currently tasked with migrating your company’s Box data to Google Drive (Google Workspace or G Suite), you must understand how the content sharing ecosystem in Box and Google Drive differs, followed by how CloudFuze migrates the permission levels.

Box Levels of Access

Box provides a total of 7 permission levels and 30+ content actions for collaborators.

  1. Co-owner
  2. Editor
  3. Viewer Uploader
  4. Previewer Uploader
  5. Viewer
  6. Previewer
  7. Uploader

The table shows how collaborators with different permission levels can work on a shared file or folder. We added the table here to help you review your Box

  Co-owner Editor Viewer Uploader Previewer Uploader Viewer Previewer Uploader
Edit File        
File Request Link          
Mark for Offline(Box Drive only)      
Mark for Offline(Box Mobile only)  
View / Add Comments*  
Delete Files/Folders          
View / Create Tasks  
Add / Edit Tags          
View Tags  
View Metadata  
View Tags    
Invite People          
Edit Folder Name          
Edit File Name          
Create Subfolders    
Edit Folder Settings            
Lock/Unlock File        
Send View-Only Links      
View Item List in Folder
Sync Folder(Box Sync only)          
Set a Collaborator’s Level of Access          
Restrict Invitations            
View / Export Access Stats          
View Recent User Activity in Preview Header          
Set Shared Link Password          
Build Relay workflow          
Create annotations  
Delete annotations            
Create / Delete Folder Lock (API only)            

Access Levels in Google Drive

Google Drive, on the other hand, lean file sharing ecosystem. Editor, Viewer, and the Commenter are the only three access levels in Google Drive. While editors can work on a file or folder along with the owners, viewers are limited to just viewing content. Commentors are Viewers with ability to add comments to Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.

  1. Editor
  2. Commentor
  3. Viewer

How CloudFuze Maps and Migrates Box Permissions to Google Drive

While transferring files from Box to Google Drive, CloudFuze converts each Box access level to a relevant one in Google Drive. The following table gives you an idea how Box permissions will be migrated to Google Drive.

Box Google Drive
Owner Owner
Co-Owner Editor
Editor Editor
Viewer Uploader Editor
Previewer Uploader Viewer
Viewer Viewer
Previewer Viewer

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