An Activity represents an event that has occurred within a Jive instance. Activities are presented in the format defined by the OpenSocial Specification, which in turn extends the Activity Streams 1.0 specification. Activities are used for several different purposes within the Core API, which are described in more detail in Activity Use Cases.

Note that activities are not first-class objects and do not have URIs, so instead the URL of the object of the activity is given. In the following example, the "object" field is a document that was created.

Example JSON
   "title":"A test document",
   "content":"<a href=\"\">Fred Flintstone</a> created <a href=\"\">A test document</a>",
     "displayName":"A test document",
     "summary":"Test document text",
      "displayName":"Fred Flintstone",
Create Activity

POST to /api/core/v3/activities to generate a new activity. See the activities service for more information. The minimum set of fields you must include are:

  "title": "Simple activity title",
  "content": "See this activity!"


FieldTypeMode Description

The person (or other object) that created this activity.


Text (or possibly HTML) content describing this activity.


The application used to generate this activity.


An icon associated with this activity.


Internal identifier for this activity.


Jive extensions to the standard Activity Streams format.


The object that was affected by this activity.


OpenSocial extensions to the standard Activity Streams format.


An icon associated with this activity.


The service instance at which this activity was generated.

publishedISO 8601 Dateread-only

The date and time at which this activity was generated.


The object representing the "context" or "target" of this activity.


The title of this activity.

typeStringread-onlyThe object type ("activity").
updatedISO 8601 Dateread-only

The date and time at which this activity was most recently updated.


A URL pointing at more detailed information related to this activity.

verbStringoptionalThe verb describing the category of activity that took place. Verbs for Jive standard actions are prefixed with jive: and are for internal use by Jive. Possible values include:
  • jive:applied - used when content is shared, tagged, and for other general purpose activity
  • jive:commented - added a comment
  • jive:correct_answer_set - answer marked as correct answer
  • jive:created - created something
  • jive:helped - something marked as helpful
  • jive:liked - something was liked
  • jive:outcome_set - an outcome was applied
  • jive:replied - replied to a discussion
  • jive:voted - voted in a poll
→ Fields used by update and create operations
→ Fields used only by create operations
→ Fields not used by update or create operations