How Do I Use Feeds?

Use RSS feeds to get content updates without having to visit the Jive application.

Like many Web sites and applications, the Jive application provides the ability to subscribe to a content digest by using an RSS feed. By subscribing to a feed and using a feed reader (also known as an aggregator), you can discover what has changed in the application without having to visit it. To learn more about feeds, see What are feeds?.

Note: RSS subscriptions are not supported if you have SSO enabled in your community because the RSS reader cannot follow HTTP redirects for authentication.

Typically you would subscribe to Jive content using your Google, MyYahoo, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer account. After you have subscribed, you'll be able to see Jive content updates in the application you selected. There are also reader applications specifically designed to help you collect feeds.

You can subscribe to feeds for places, discussions, or blogs.

To subscribe to an RSS feed for a specific discussion, go to the discussion and click the RSS feed icon next to the content author's name and time stamp, like this:
Feed icon next to author's name and time stamp
To subscribe to an RSS feed for a space, group, or blog, go to its home page and click the feeds icon under the Actions menu, like this:
Subscribe to a feed from the Actions menu of a place

For groups, spaces, and blogs, after you click the RSS feed icon, you'll see a list of available feeds for that place. You can subscribe to one or more content types that are posted in that group, space, or blog. For example, you may want to subscribe to only discussions posted in a group or only the comments of a blog. To subscribe, click on the content type you want.

Feed list of a space

Next, select the application you want to use as your feed reader (typically Google, MyYahoo, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer) and click Subscribe Now.

Note: When you subscribe, you may need to associate your user name and password with the subscription. That's because the feed reader is getting information from Jive on your behalf. Jive needs to know it's not giving the information to just anyone. Please note that the need to authenticate means that feeds are not supported for Outlook 2007, which does not support feeds that require authentication. Microsoft provides a limited workaroundif you use Internet Explorer.