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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 15GB. 
    NOTE: To request assistance in transferring a file larger than 15GB, complete this form .
  • Recipients are notified of link to available file.
  • Sender is notified when recipient accesses a file.
  • Shared links do not expire by default.


  • Web Browser - Use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.


Service Charges or Fees

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

Requesting Service

  • You already have access to   OneDrive for Business.
  • NOTE:  The prior offering was  Accellion  which is going away on 10/31/2019. It is still accessible until that date.

Documentation and Service Information Links

If more in-depth instructions are required, please view the full manual at:




Service Category

Collaboration and Communication