Search Settings Wizard

Complete search settings using the SharePoint Setup wizard. Jive for SharePoint supports searching Jive from via the Jive API. Searching SharePoint from Jive, requires that you enable search, ensure that Jive can connect to your SharePoint search URL, and click your SharePoint site under Bridged Communities to see the results.

Searching the Jive community from SharePoint is supported via the Jive API and does not require any additional setup. Searching SharePoint from Jive requires you to provide a search URL where users can see SharePoint search results and set up identity mapping correctly to establish each user's search permissions when searching across Jive and SharePoint. In additioona, you can add the Search Web Part to any site, site collection or search center.

Note: Search always respects both the user's Jive permissions and SharePoint permissions. Users will never see search results they don't have rights to.

Search takes place on demand when a user searches. There's no initial search indexing of SharePoint content and no associated performance cost. When you set up search, an OpenSearch definition is automatically created in Jive.

Fastpath: Admin Console: System > Settings > Jive for SharePoint > Settings

To complete the search settings:

  1. You should have already completed user permission details in the Site Details wizard.
  2. If you want your Jive search results to include SharePoint content, then click Configure Search Options.
    Note: If you are configuring a web application, you can add more than one community search. You can only add one community search for a site collection.
    Display name in community search
    Provide a name that will help users identify this site, site collection, or list when they search Jive. They'll see it under Bridged communities, and it will help users toggle between searching Jive content and searching SharePoint content.
    SharePoint Search URL
    Provide a URL where SharePoint search results will be displayed. For example, you might use a URL with this structure:{searchTerms}
    Search Scope
    Decide the search scope.
    • Select none if you don't want to limit the scope of the search, and only search content available from the URL provided in the Scope Value field.
    • Select By scope to search within the URL entered in the Scope Value field.
    • Select By site/site collection to search within the entire site or site collection.
    • Select By list to search within a list. You'll also need to provide the URL to the Site Collection list in the Scope Value field.
    Scope Value
    Specify the URL that provides the breadth of what you want users to search. For example:
    Maximum results count
    Specify the maximum number of results returned in the initial Jive search results. Users can go into SharePoint for the complete result set.)
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click Finish to create the connection.
  5. After creating connections to all of the SharePoint Web Applications or site collections that your current Jive community will use, you'll need to use Jive Storage Management to create storage integrations where you define permissions for how the connections are handled. Proceed to Creating and Defining SharePoint Integrations.