Setting an Authentication Method

You can set the authentication method for Jive for Office users by going to System > Settings > Jive for Office > Advanced.

You can set the authentication method used for Jive for Office in the Advanced tab. For information about choosing an authentication method, see Choosing an Authentication Method. The default setting, and the recommended authentication method for most users, is OAuth.

Note: You can also use Remote Client Customization to set the authentication method. However, this method is not recommended unless you have a problem using the non-registry method. If you do need to use Remote Client Customization, make sure the settings match what you have set elsewhere.

To set your authentication method:

  1. Go to System > Settings > Jive for Office > Advanced.
  2. Under Authentication Method, choose the authentication method you want to use.
  3. Restart your Jive server. The changes will affect your server after restart, and your client users will be prompted to reauthenticate the next time they interact with Jive for Office.
  4. If you chose OAuth as your authentication method, then Enable OAuth.

Enabling OAuth

You can choose OAuth as your authentication method for Jive for Office.

OAuth provides a process for client users to authorize third-party access to their server resources without sharing their credentials (typically, a username and password pair), using user-agent redirections.

To enable OAuth, configure the following settings in your company's proxy and firewall: