RSS Web Feeds

Project members can use the RSS web feeds feature in Discussions to send project messages to an RSS news reader.

Sending project messages to an RSS news reader:

You can send project messages to a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader. This enables you, as a guest user, to access public project message updtaes even if you are not logged in to CollabNet Enterprise Edition. You may have to first install an RSS reader, for example, SharpReader, NetNewsWire, Straw, Feed.Reddit. However, many browsers have an in-built support for feeds.

Note: The ability to access project messages through an RSS reader assumes that the role of Anonymous User has the Discussions - View permission. If you are unable to receive message updates in your RSS reader, your domain administrator may have disabled this permission. If the feature is disabled and you try to access the feeds by specifying the URL in the address bar, you will be redirected to an information page.

To receive RSS feeds for project news:

  1. Click the Projects tab.
  2. Click the link for a project.
  3. Click Discussions.
  4. Click the RSS icon on a discussion page to display the message feeds for discussions in the selected project.
  5. Click the link "Subscribe to this feed" to get subscribed if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0/Safari 1.2/Firefox 2.02 or above.
  6. Alternately, if you are using earlier versions of the browser, an XML page opens and you can copy the URL – for example, https://[projectname].[domainname]/servlets/WebFeed?artifact=messages&dsForumId=12.
  7. Paste the URL into an RSS reader on your desktop.
  8. Subscribe to this RSS feed.

The next time the news reader updates its listings, new project messages will be displayed on your desktop.

Note: The version used by default is RSS 2.0. You can specify other supported versions (Atom 1.0, RSS 1.0) by using the dropdown from the toolbar under the RSS icons RSSBlue or RSSOrange. In case you specify incorrect or unsupported values the system will return to the default version RSS 2.0.