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    A Jive add-on is an archive file (containing configuration settings and other data) that can be installed into your Jive community. Installing an add-on is a secure way of expanding your Jive community with custom apps, tiles, streams, external storage frameworks, and other Jive extension types. Add-ons can be installed by community managers and are managed from the Jive UI using the “Add-Ons” menu option.


    Add-ons can be built manually (see Building a Jive Add-On) or automatically using the Jive Node SDK. If you are using the Jive Node SDK, you can refer to Getting Started > Deploying a Jive Node SDK Project as an Add-On for additional details about the process.


    Install or Update an Add-on

    Updating an add-on uses the same process as installation. When installing an add-on with the same UUID, it will overwrite the Add-on and assets with those included in the new archive; barring installation errors. The version number does not affect an update and is for developer reference only.


    1. Log in to your Jive environment. You will need to be a community manager or have the ability to install add-ons for personal use on this Jive server. We suggest you use the Jive Developer Sandbox for testing.
    2. Upload the add-on package.
      1. Select "Add-ons" from the Manage area of your account settings.
      2. Click Upload Package.
      3. Click Choose File and select the the add-on package to upload.
      4. Once you've selected the file, click Continue.
      5. You should receive a message about whether the add-on was successfully installed.
        • Sample success message:
        • Sample failure message:

    Once installed correctly, you can use the contents of this add-on inside your community.


    To better understand the communication that occurs between your service and the Jive server during add-on registration, refer to the Add-on Creation and Registration Sequence document.