Managing Jive Anywhere

Jive Anywhere brings conversation, content, and context into Jive from anywhere you are on the Web.

Jive Anywhere integrates any web page or web application with your community. With Jive Anywhere, you can start a conversation, or see what everyone else has already said, about any Web content. Best of all, there's absolutely no code required. It just happens automatically. IT doesn't have to be burdened with another integration.

To begin, all you need to do is install the Extended API (EAPI) plugin in Jive, configure Jive Anywhere, and provide the Jive Anywhere browser plugin for your community.

Discuss with your entire community

We've made it simple to post discussions to the entire community. All you have to do is select Entire Community when choosing where to post your discussion, and it will be visible to everyone in the community. This feature replaces posting to the root space.

Installing the Extended API JAR File

The Extended APIs plugin JAR file can be downloaded from the Jive Software web site. This plugin supports multiple Jive products including this one. After you add this plugin, you'll need to restart Jive in order for the feature to become available.

Once you download the plugin JAR file, install it using the following steps:
  1. In the Admin Console, go to System > Plugins > Add Plugin.
  2. Under Install a new plugin, click Browse to select and open the plugin JAR you downloaded
  3. Click Upload to add it to the community.
  4. Restart the application as root: /etc/init.d/jive-application restart. For a cluster installation, restart each node.
  5. Once the application has restarted, you can verify that the plugin was installed by navigating to System > Plugins > Installed Plugins and checking the list for the Extended APIs plugin. This is also where you can remove the plugin.
  6. Finally, go to System > Settings > Extended APIs and ensure the modules you want are enabled.