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back up or recovery account access

ic729
Explorer | Level 3

Hello,  I am a researcher in a university and am being asked by my ethics review board administrator that he be designated as a "backup and email recovery account"  in case I cannot access my DB Business Advanced account. He is not a Team Member, this is just a strategy to have secondary emergency access but limited to someone that has oversight on our research data. If I use his email address as a secondary email would this give him access to my DB? I am trying to avoid adding another license for him as he does need to access it on a regular basis.  Thank you.

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Re: back up or recovery account access

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey @ic729; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

Secondary emails are used to route content shared with your primary or secondary email into a single Dropbox account and cannot be used for login or authentication.

 

For extra security, I'd recommend having more than one team admin on your team. Since you're on the Advanced plan, you may want to consider using tiered admins for this purpose; always according to your needs that is. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any follow up questions!


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Re: back up or recovery account access

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey @ic729; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

Secondary emails are used to route content shared with your primary or secondary email into a single Dropbox account and cannot be used for login or authentication.

 

For extra security, I'd recommend having more than one team admin on your team. Since you're on the Advanced plan, you may want to consider using tiered admins for this purpose; always according to your needs that is. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any follow up questions!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: back up or recovery account access

ic729
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks. It seems that there is no way around having to purchase another license for his access.

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