Dropbox Business is a home for all your team’s work. With an intuitive admin console, team space, and advanced security features, Dropbox gives you the tools you need to get your team up and running.
As an admin for your company’s account, you have special privileges. You can add or remove team members, monitor sharing activity, oversee billing information, and protect company data.
This guide introduces you to the features, permissions, and security controls you’ll manage as a new admin. To learn more about Dropbox foundations like how to sync and share, take a look at the Team Member Guide.
Let’s get started with how to set up your team.
Dropbox securely stores your work online, in the cloud. You can save, access, and share your important files and folders from anywhere, at any time, across any device.
When a file is stored in the cloud, you're no longer limited to your hard drive or a single device to access it. Everything you add to your Dropbox account is updated on dropbox.com and on any computer, phone, or tablet you've signed into. Make a change or delete a document? That’s reflected, too. Relax knowing that Dropbox always has your back.
You can access your Dropbox account in 3 ways: on dropbox.com, with the Dropbox desktop experience, and with the Dropbox mobile app. Get started by signing in to your account on dropbox.com. Then, install the apps on your computer, tablet, and phone to get the most out of your account. Learn more about the apps in the Team Member Guide.
In this guide, we’ll focus on dropbox.com. Sign in to your Dropbox account to add and share your content, get team updates, manage team settings and account preferences, access features like Paper, and manage your own account settings.
When you sign up for a Dropbox Business account, you'll be prompted to set up an account on dropbox.com as a team admin. To use Dropbox, you need to sign in to your account with the credentials you selected during this initial setup.
You don’t have to work full time for your company’s help desk to be a successful admin. You don’t even have to set up your team alone. We recommend that all teams have at least two admins who can help with specific tasks like managing account security or onboarding new users. If there’s another person who should help onboard your team, add or change an admin.
In the admin console, you can set team-wide controls and permissions, find account information, and get support. Explore each area of the admin console before setting up your team:
Insights: Gather key insights on your team's activities, access shortcuts to important admin actions, and quickly find members to manage their accounts. Learn more about the insights dashboard. (All admins)
Activity: Monitor your team’s workflow by viewing specific events or creating full reports. You can access more detailed information by clicking on a team member's name. (Team and user management admins)
Content: Manage and monitor team folders and shared folders. Admins can add, delete, and copy shared and team folders, and manage folder membership. (Team admins*)
Groups: With groups, both admins and team members can create lists of people who should have access to the same files and folders (based on departments, teams, or projects). (All admins)
*Available to all admins on Enterprise teams.