Creating and Configuring Storage Instance

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. 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 admin user drop down menu, select Add-Ons and then click the Storage Management tab.
  3. Click Add Integration.
    The Add New Integration window is displayed.

  4. In Provider Type, select SharePoint Storage Integration, type in a name you will be able to easily identify, 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 window, enter the instance properties:
    • SharePoint connection - select the SharePoint connection URL you have created in the previous step.
    • Preview Policy - select the preview method when uploading office documents.:
      • For ShrePoint 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 - select the type of sites users can connect in this storage instance.
      Available options are:
      • Only New Site - when creating a group/space/project 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.

      Make sure you type in complete URL for the Site Collection.

  8. Click Validate to validate the values of this Storage Instance.
    A validation successful message indicates a validated instance.
  9. Click Save in the Edit Instance Settings window and then click Save again in the Default Settings page.
    The Storage Instance is saved and displayed in the External Storage Providers list.