Getting Set Up

After you've uninstalled any older versions of Jive for Office, install the Extended APIs plugin.

Getting up and running with Jive for Office is pretty simple: after you install the Extended APIs plugin your license will activate Jive for Office as well as any other Microsoft plugins you're licensed for. This topic should get you started.

Install the plugin using the following steps:
  1. If you have a version of the Extended APIs plugin earlier than v2.0, or if you have an earlier version of Jive for Office installed, you need to uninstall them before you can install the new Extended APIs. Check the Admin Console page at System > Settings > Plugins. If you have a Jive for Office plugin installed, you have the older version and need to remove it. After you remove the old versions and install the new plugin, you should see the new Extended APIs plugin in the Plugins page. If you still see the old plugin, try restarting the Jive server.
  2. Continue with the procedure in "Installing the JAR file."

Installing the Extended API JAR File

The Extended APIs plugin JAR file can be downloaded from the Jive Software web site. This plugin supports multiple Jive products including this one. After you add this plugin, you'll need to restart Jive in order for the feature to become available.

Once you download the plugin JAR file, install it using the following steps:
  1. In the Admin Console, go to System > Plugins > Add Plugin.
  2. Under Install a new plugin, click Browse to select and open the plugin JAR you downloaded
  3. Click Upload to add it to the community.
  4. Restart the application as root: /etc/init.d/jive-application restart. For a cluster installation, restart each node.
  5. Once the application has restarted, you can verify that the plugin was installed by navigating to System > Plugins > Installed Plugins and checking the list for the Extended APIs plugin. This is also where you can remove the plugin.
  6. Finally, go to System > Settings > Extended APIs and ensure the modules you want are enabled.