Using external file storage

Jive can integrate with a number of external storage solutions on a licensing basis to store and organize big files and then synchronize them in a Jive group or space.

By default, Jive uses an external binary storage repository or its own database to store uploaded files. But Jive has the capability to connect to different storage providers, so you can store and organize large files in your storage provider and then socialize them in a Jive place.

When you create a group, you may have the option to connect it to a different storage provider than the default configured when your community was set up. Using external file storage means that when a user uploads a document, it's stored with a third-party file storage service instead of directly in Jive. Files can then be automatically synchronized in both directions, which means you can add or update them from either side. If the storage provider has comment functionality, comments are also synchronized with comments in the group.

Note: Attachments to Jive are not stored in external storage.

Supported external file storage systems

Jive currently provides the following configurations as add-ons.

For more information, see the Jive for SharePoint 2010 Help or the Jive for SharePoint 2013/2016 (v5) Help depending on SharePoint installation type.
For more information, see Integration in the More Integrations Guide.
Google Drive
For more information, see Google Drive Integration in the More Integrations Guide.
Note: One more option for integration with Google allows users to works with Google documents directly from Jive. For more information, see the Google Drive Files and Docs Help.
For more information, see Dropbox Integration in the More Integrations Guide.

These connectors provide two-way synchronization between files uploaded to the storage provider and a place in Jive where these files are socialized. For more information, see the More Integrations Help.