The default functionality within Jive is to use the AD groups to populate permission groups that give people rights within spaces. Those permission groups don't affect social groups (only spaces), so we have implemented this connection - known internally as federated social groups because of the federation with AD - for a few other customers with this requirement. It requires a professional services engagement, and your rep could give you the exact hours to complete. Once you've added the members of the AD group to the Jive social group, you can then send out an email message to the entire group using the standard Manage > Members > Send email to group functionality.
Can you further elaborate what you mean by use the AD groups to populate permission groups that give people rights within spaces?
We want to be able to do the following with groups:
- Send the members a group message within Jive (as you mentioned above) - an AD group not necessarily associated with a social group
- Invite the AD group to a Jive space or social group
- Could we create a group within a group
Can you elaborate on the federated social groups and what that means?
John Graham - we may be interested in this and what it cost and what functionality we would get.
Hi Kim - In order to message, collaborate, or do anything with the members of an AD group, they need to be members of the Voice. Using federated social groups, we can take all the members of an AD group, place them into a permission group in Jive, and then populate the social group with the members of a permission group. That would mean:
- There's no way to message an AD group from within Jive unless they're also part of a social group (which is why we'd need to federate 'em). If you want to send a message to an AD group, why not email them?
- Same thing here - you could send an email to the AD group inviting them to a particular social group. Once they're in the social group, all of the standard out-of-the-box functionality applies.
- There is no way to nest groups, but you can have 2 separate groups that you "connect" using tags. You're already using the social group widget within the Voice to display associated groups without technically nesting them.
Kim - this is a feature and not any additional fee.