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Does Atlassian Access support nested groups?

I'm trying to write a script that will sync groups from our LDAP system to Atlassian Access because the Google connector only syncs users. The script uses the documented APIs.

According to the schema, it *looks* like the reference can point at users and groups. Unfortunately, the documentation only references users:

The User provisioning REST API REST API (

If I try to patch the membership of a group with the id of a group, I get this error:

{"schemas":["urn:ietf:params:scim:api:messages:2.0:Error"],"status":"400","scimType":"invalidValue","detail":"Resource [USER] Missing user: REDACTED"}

The payload only seems to require "value" and "display". I've tried explicitly specifying $ref so that it is clear that a group is being referenced but I'm still getting the same error.


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Hi @Philip Colmer 

Welcome to community! Atlassian access or rather Atlassian Cloud doesn't have group nesting for users. the failure for 400 error is because payload is invalid. Please can you share the payload you're using.

OK - if there isn't support for group nesting, I'll just sync flattened lists of members instead.

Thanks for the confirmation.

Dave Meyer Atlassian Team Nov 08, 2020

Just for context, the primary reason that Atlassian does not support nested groups for user provisioning is that this feature is not supported by major cloud identity providers like Microsoft Azure AD and Okta, which account for the vast majority of our user provisioning API usage.

We're tracking customer demand for nested groups support here:

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