Single Sign-On

Single Sign-On allows you to integrate Jive authentication with an external identity provider.

You can use Jive's local database storage to authenticate users out of the box. However, you may find it useful to integrate your external identity provider with Jive so you can centralize identity management and provide your users with a consistent login experience. Many Jive communities implement SSO as part of a larger profile synchronization effort that includes LDAP and/or SAML. Your SSO setup will require help from Jive Professional Services. Please contact them for assistance with your implementation.

Getting Set Up

If you already have a Jive community with more than a few users set up, you need to plan a migration strategy before you implement SSO, particularly if you will use SAML or Kerberos. If you implement SSO without migrating users first, you will orphan your existing users--information they contributed to the community will still exist, but they will be unable to log in under the credentials that created that content. If you need help migrating your user data to another authentication scheme before you enable SSO, you should contact Jive Professional Services.