Setting up permissions

Because SharePoint has a different permissions model than Jive, you need to understand the permissions of Jive places to set up SharePoint-side permission groups correctly.

After you set up your Jive and SharePoint connection according to the permissions recommendations described here, be careful about making changes made to permissions outside the automatic provisioning of the system. You should also block regular users from being able to modify the shared permissions of files within Jive-associated document libraries.

When you connect SharePoint to Jive, you're connecting a site collection to a place. Jive has three types of places that can be linked to a SharePoint site: social groups, spaces, and projects. Groups have a different permissions model from spaces and projects. For more information, see Jive places: spaces, groups, and projects in the Jive 9.x Community Manager Help.

Restricting Jive places to specific site collections

When you configure the SharePoint add-on, the best practice is to identify one or more site collections that users can choose from when creating a Jive group, space, or project. If you identify more than one, place creators select from a drop-down list.

If you do not specify the site collections, users are required to specify the URL of a site collection, and there are no restrictions on where the SharePoint content is stored. For most administrators, security considerations will dictate the need to place content in specific site collections.