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The Oakland Schools Secure DropBox is a secure method for transferring sensitive messages. If you do not currently have an account to use Secure DropBox, these instructions will guide you through the process of setting up your account. Secure DropBox may be accessed using the following web url in your web browser: https://securedropbox.oakland.k12.mi.us


Setting up your Secure DropBox account

         Screen Shot for Signing Up for Secure Drop

  • The next screen will ask you to enter your email address.
    • Note: OS Technical campus employees must enter OSLAN id, not email address. 

Create new account email input screen

  • Click on the "Next" button to continue.
    • Note: You will receive the following message if an account already exists:  Your email address already has been added and is ready for use. Please login.
  • The next screen will ask you to complete your Secure DropBox settings.


For users with an Oakland Schools email address

"john.smith@oakland.k12.mi.us" for example:

  • Enter your information for the following fields:  First Name, Last Name, Organization, Phone Number, OSLAN ID 
  • Optionally, enter a signature line for use when sending emails from within Secure DropBox.
  • Enter the security code value from the captcha near the security code input box.
  • Check "I Agree" checkbox to agree to the terms of use for the Secure DropBox application.
  • Click on the "Create Account" button to complete the signup process.

Oakland Schools Account - Secure Drop Box account details input screen

For users without an Oakland Schools email address

"john.smith@gmail.com" for example:

  • Enter your information for the following fields:  First Name, Last Name, Organization, Phone Number, Email Address 
  • Optionally, enter a signature line for use when sending emails from within Secure DropBox.
  • Choose a password for your Secure DropBox account and enter it in the Password input box.
  • Retype your password in the next box to confirm your password.
  • Enter the security code value from the captcha near the security code input box.
  • Check "I Agree" checkbox to agree to the terms of use for the Secure DropBox application.
  • Click on the "Create Account" button to complete the signup process.

Secure Drop Box account details input screen

Finishing up your Secure DropBox account creation

  • You will receive an email to the email address that you provided during signup. To complete the new account process, please click the LINK in the email that you will receive.
  • The link will confirm your account setup and from there you may login to Secure DropBox and begin using the application.


Secure DropBox Terms of Use

As a condition of your use of the Oakland Schools Secure DropBox Web Site, you warrant to Oakland Schools that you will not use the Oakland Schools Secure DropBox Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms. You may not use the Oakland Schools Secure DropBox Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Oakland Schools Secure DropBox Web Site or interfere with any other party's use of the Oakland Schools Secure DropBox Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Oakland Schools Secure DropBox Web Site. Additionally, your email must be an approved white list or whitelisted email address prior to using the Secure Drop Box web site. An email must be submitted to "Secure DropBox Add-To-Whitelist" to initiate the registration process.


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  1. More Secure Dropbox Tips

    Changing the Password

    1. To change your password, type your email into Secure Dropbox and then select "Forgot Password". 

    2. Once you do this, an email will be sent to you with a link inside. Follow the link to change your password. 

    3. If you have problems finding the email with the link to change your password, you might want to check your spam or trash folders in your email.

    4. When you follow the link, be sure there are no spaces in front of your email address in the email box. If there is, just delete the space but leave the email address.


    Other Tips

    Waiting on an email from Secure Dropbox? Be sure to check your spam or trash folder.

    When composing a new message, use the "Check Names" button, even if you are sure the person already has an account. It's a quick "check spelling" tool.