Hi Steve Keener,
To get around the issue that you've mentioned I've been using xpaths, grabbing objects by class name (and then sorting for the object I want), and text values when possible; since the ids seem to be dynamically generated it pretty much makes them impossible to use. It would be nice if we could somehow create our own ids (or html attributes) for these Jive objects so it would make the automation easier.
I'm not sure if anyone else has figured out a better solution. This is what I had come up with; I hope this helps!