1.0 Vibe’s User Types

OpenText Vibe users fall into three basic groups:

Content Consumers

Content consumers use OpenText Vibe to work with important information that pertains to them. Content consumers:

  • Maintain their personal workspaces, including setting up a personal Blog, Calendar, Files, Guestbook, Photo Album, and Tasks folder

  • Participate in team workspaces set up for content providers, in order to better collaborate with colleagues and facilitate their work assignments

  • Search the Vibe site for people, places, and other information that pertains to their personal work assignments

  • Identify subject-matter experts to assist them in their personal work assignments

The typical tasks performed by content consumers are covered in the OpenText Vibe 4.0.8 User Guide.

In many cases, content consumers quickly become content providers.

Content Providers

Content providers use OpenText Vibe to create and manage teams, customize the Vibe environment, and import data into the Vibe site for use by other Vibe users. Content providers:

  • Create and manage team workspaces and folders

  • Control user access to their team workspaces

  • Establish unique branding for workspaces and folders to clearly differentiate them from other places on the Vibe site

  • Create landing pages for workspaces that consolidate the most necessary workspace information into a single page

  • Customize data entry forms for gathering information from users

  • Create workflows to automate otherwise time-consuming manual processes

The typical tasks performed by content providers are covered in the OpenText Vibe 4.0.8 User Guide.


A OpenText Vibe administrator is responsible for installing the Vibe software and setting up the Vibe site. This OpenText Vibe Installation Guide provides instructions for Vibe software installation. After installation, the Vibe site administrator can:

  • Set up user access to the Vibe site

  • Create initial workspaces and populate them with information that is of interest to Vibe users

  • Control user access to workspaces and folders

  • Configure email integration, so that Vibe users can receive notifications of updated information on the Vibe site and post to the Vibe site by using email messages

  • Set up mirrored folders to make large sets of data that are already available on disk more easily available through the Vibe site

  • Set up software extensions (add-ons) that enhance the power and usefulness of the Vibe site

  • Set up remote applications that deliver data from a remote location, such as a remote database, for easy access on your Vibe site

  • Manage users, workspaces, and folders as the Vibe site grows and evolves

  • Perform regular backups to safeguard the data stored in the Vibe site

The typical tasks performed by Vibe site administrators are covered in the OpenText Vibe 4.0.8 Administration Guide.