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Spring 2018 Box Feature Deprecations

Various features are being deprecated in the coming year. Check here for a timeline.

In order to provide the best security possible on up-to-date software, Box is deprecating some older features in the next year. Below is a basic timeline, including statements from the Box team regarding the deprecated features.

June 15, 2018: TLS 1.0 and Box Sync LTS v4.0.7829

TLS 1.0:

  • In order to maintain the highest security standards, promote the safety of our customers' data, and align with industry-wide best practices, Box will disable the TLS 1.0 encryption protocol across all Box services on June 15, 2018.
  • After Box disables TLS 1.0, users leveraging browsers, 3rd party applications or Box applications that do not support TLS 1.1 or 1.2 will not be able to access Box. Review the Box Community article Preparing for TLS 1.0 Disablement for best practices.
  • Note: On June 15, 2018 these desktop applications will enforce the previously announced deprecation of the .NET 4.0 framework which can be found here. All Windows machines must be on .NET 4.5.2 or higher.

Box Sync LTS v 4.0.7829

  • On June 15, 2018 we will end support for the Box Sync LTS v4.0.7829 installer to ensure users are TLS 1.1+ compliant. Administrators who utilize our LTS installers for Box Sync deployments can use the new versions immediately and should update as soon as possible.
  • After Box disables TLS 1.0, the current LTS will no longer work. For more information about TLS 1.1+ compliance read our Community announcement here.  

July 31, 2018: Box Desktop (Box Drive, Box Sync, Box Tools, Notes for Desktop and Box Tools) support on Mac OS 10.11

  • On July 31, 2018, Box Drive, Box Sync, Notes for Desktop and Box Tools will no longer be supported on Mac OS 10.11. Per our OS support policy, we maintain support for Box on only the two latest versions of Mac OS (10.12 & 10.13).
  • Following July 31, 2018, users will still be able to access the Box Desktop applications (Box Drive, Box Sync, Notes for Desktop and Box Tools) on 10.11, but it will be unsupported by Box, including all security patches.

January 31, 2019: WebDAV Support

  • On Jan 31, 2019, we will deprecate support for WebDAV. If you are connecting to Box using a WebDAV client, you will see connection errors and will no longer be able to view or access your content on Box through your WebDAV client.
  • We recommend that customers currently using WebDAV migrate to an alternative Box tool at their earliest convenience. Box Drive or the Box WebApp may be suitable alternatives based on the use case.