Remote client customization reference

Remote client customization creates a script that modifies the registry keys for Jive for Outlook. You can use it to override authentication settings or to auto-populate the community URL for new users.

The script modifies the following registry keys:


Setting community URL

If you want new users to have the URL auto-supplied after a client installation, so they don't have to fill it in, you can create a remote client customization script with or without additional changes. The Jive instance URL will be pushed to clients so they can connect more easily. Note that users who download the client from the Tools page will have this URL auto-populated without any remote client customization.

Overriding authentication settings

By default, the client's authentication settings are automatically set based on detecting the user's existing authentication scheme with Jive.

You can override the authentication settings set on the client by selecting Force authentication behavior override and selecting an authentication mode. For more information, see Setting up authentication method and Setting SSO connection behavior for Jive for Outlook. Note that if you create an override by using remote client customization, it needs to match these settings.

Warning: This is typically an expert administrator use case for when you need to troubleshoot client issues for all your users: it is not recommended for standard deployments.

Available options for remote client customization

Key Explanation
Shared settings
Jive instance URL The Jive URL for the client to connect to.
Force authentication behavior override The authentication method to be used by Jive for Outlook.
Disable HTTP header "Expect: 100-continue;" that passes automatically in POST requests True disables this header for specific cases where authentication troubleshooting is required.
Don't suppress script errors in the browser control used to authenticate session-based/oAuth clients True displays script errors for troubleshooting purposes.
Don't display the user's private container to clients True means that private folders like Files Created by You are not available when uploading files to Jive.
Disable auto-update for all clients True prevents client machines from auto-updating, prevents polling requests from occurring, and removes all UI components that have to do with the feature.
Outlook settings
Disable Facebook social integration True disables connections to Facebook profiles.
Disable Twitter social integration True disables connections to Twitter accounts.
Disable LinkedIn social integration True disables connections to LinkedIn accounts.
Disable Super Search True disables Super Search and makes all the results unavailable.
Disable Convert To Discussion feature True disables the Convert to Discussion button.
Disable the Social Bar True disables the social bar.
Default Social Bar display mode The following options are available:
  • Mini Social Sharing bar.
  • Full Social Sharing bar.
  • Social Sharing bar is disabled by default but can be enabled from the ribbon.
Disable status update True disables creating a status update from Outlook.
Disable direct message integration True disables creating direct messages from Outlook.
Disable private discussion integration True disables creating a private discussion from Outlook.
Disable public discussion integration True disables creating a public discussion from Outlook.
Disable 'Attach from Jive' and 'Upload Attachment' features True disables the ability to attach files from Jive to your email, and to post attachments from your emails to Jive.
Disable notification mails appearing in specialized browser panel True disables JView by default. A user can re-enable it using the application Settings.
Disable Producteev support in Outlook Client This setting is outdated and should not be used.