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Secure File Transfer Using OneDrive for Business

Service Description

VUIT recommends using OneDrive for Business for securely sharing or transferring files to meet the privacy needs of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students. This service is used to help preserve data confidentiality and integrity when transferring files. This service is available to the Vanderbilt Community.


  • One Drive for Business uses SSL encryption. 
  • The maximum file size is 100GB. 
    NOTE: To request assistance in transferring a file larger than 100GB, complete this form.
  • Recipients are notified of link to available file.
  • Sender is notified when recipient accesses a file.
  • Shared links must be explicitly set to expire in 30 days or less.


  • Web Browser - Use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.

Service Charges or Fees

There are currently no service charges or fees for this service.

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Service Category

Collaboration and Communication