In a bamboo BuildRequirementUpdated event, how can I get the user who made the change?

I'm trying to write a Bamboo plugin that will perform some actions when a jobs requirements change and I'd like to find out who is making the change (either an admin or a user).

The problem I'm seeing is that the event is firing correctly but the user reported by the sal.api.user.UserManager is always the SYSTEM user.

My plugin is as follows:

public class BuildRequirementUpdatedListener {

    private static final Logger log = Logger

    private UserManager userManager;

    public BuildRequirementUpdatedListener(UserManager userManager) {
        this.userManager = checkNotNull(userManager);

    public void handleEvent(
            BuildRequirementUpdatedEvent buildRequirementUpdatedEvent) {"Plan Key: " + buildRequirementUpdatedEvent.getPlanKey());"Logged in user: " + userManager.getRemoteUsername());

Can anyone advise on how I can find if the person making the change to the build requirements is an admin or a regular user.


1 answer

getRemoteUsername on the uiser manager has nothing to do with the event. Your listener is being run by the system, the change (object we are inspecting) was not.

try poking with



Object o = buildRequirementUpdatedEvent.getSource()


You may end up needing to just get the plankey (buildRequirementUpdatedEvent.getPlanKey()) and then lookup the change using the auditlog service to get the acrtor.

auditLogEntry.getUsername(), getOldValue(), etc.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Monday in Jira Ops

Jira Ops Early Access Program Update #1: Announcing our next feature and a new integration

Thanks for signing up for Jira Ops! I’m Matt Ryall, leader for the Jira Ops product team at Atlassian. Since this is a brand new product, we’ll be delivering improvements quickly and sharing updates...

413 views 0 8
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you