Creating and configuring storage instances

The Storage Management tab in Add-ons enables you to define default configurations for SharePoint as a Storage Provider. Do this if you want different default behavior for a specific site collection, or if you want to limit access to a specific site collection.

With this setup, you can configure which Jive user permission groups can see which site collections, and assign their default behavior.

To create a storage instance:

  1. Log into Jive using an administrator account.
  2. In the user interface, go to Your avatar > Add-Ons and then select the Storage Management tab.
  3. Click Add Integration.
    The Add New Integration dialog box is displayed.

  4. In Provider Type, select SharePoint Storage Integration, type in a name you will be able to identify easily, and click Add.

  5. Under User Mapping Options, select the appropriate mapping field depending on the selected authentication type.
  6. Click Edit Settings.

  7. In the Edit Instance Settings dialog box, enter the instance properties:
    • SharePoint connection: The SharePoint connection URL you have created in the previous step.
    • Preview Policy: The preview method when uploading office documents.:
      • For SharePoint 2013, you can select either Jive preview or Microsoft Office Web Application 2013 preview.
      • For SharePoint 2010, only Jive preview is available.
    • New Group Policy: The type of sites users can connect in this storage instance. Available options are:
      • Only New Site: When creating a place and connecting it to SharePoint a new SharePoint site is always created.
      • Only Existing Site: Requires choosing an existing site to which the Jive place connects.
      • Existing Site & New Site: Allows users choosing the site's location.
    • On the right-hand side, click the + icon and add at least one site collection under which new groups are created.

      You can use the same site collection specified in the SharePoint connection you have created, or add new site collections. The site collections must have complete URLs.

  8. Click Validate to validate the values of this storage instance.
    A successful validation message indicates a validated instance.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click Save again in the Default Settings page.

The storage instance is saved and displayed in the External Storage Providers page.