I just upgraded my (lab) FishEye/Crucible server. Since we also use JIRA, F/C was set up to use JIRA for authentication. We have a group in JIRA whose members can access F/E. In version 3.10 of F/E only users who are members of that group are listed in the Admin -> User Settings -> Users list.
However, in version 4.0, ALL JIRA users are listed. If I want to see which members actually have access to F/E, I have to go to the Administrators screen which lists users that are/can be assigned administrators as these are the users that actually have access to F/C.
Why are all JIRA users listed?
If I delete them from F/E, does this impact them in JIRA?
If deleting in F/E in JIRA has no impact, is there a way to bulk delete the hundreds of users in the list that shouldn't be there without doing it page by page?
The behaviour you are describing is a change that has been introduced with FishEye/Crucible 4.0 and the new user management.
There is an open improvement request to change the behaviour back to the previous one:
Deleting a user managed by an external directory (JIRA in your case, but it could be LDAP, Crowd, etc.) is not possible as well. I believe the options to do so should be removed and I raised https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/FE-6571 to keep track of this request.
In FishEye/Crucible 4.0 we have changed the way how users are managed, please have a look at this:
You can define which groups has an access to FishEye/Crucible using a new 'Global permissions' page:
You can also delete users if you wish, there is an option for a bulk delete too.
Regarding your question whether it impacts JIRA - FishEye/Crucible connects to external directories in read-only mode, so user deletion is performed on the FishEye/Crucible side (technically speaking - it modifies an entry in the cru_users db table), not in an external directory.
I tried to delete some of the users, but it failed with this error in the logs:
2016-06-15 08:26:31,841 WARN [qtp2075952726-1518 ] fisheye BulkUserEditAction-deleteUsers - Error deleting users
com.atlassian.crucible.spi.services.NotPermittedException: Error removing user from directory
at com.cenqua.fisheye.user.DefaultUserManager.deleteUser(DefaultUserManager.java:1263) [fisheye.jar:?]
at com.cenqua.fisheye.user.DefaultUserManager.deleteUserAndRemoveCommitterMappings(DefaultUserManager.java:1238) [fisheye.jar:?]
--------- snip -----------
Caused by: com.atlassian.crowd.exception.OperationNotPermittedException: com.atlassian.crowd.exception.ApplicationPermissionException: Not allowed to delete user 'auser' from directory 'JIRA Server'.
at com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.core.CrowdServiceImpl.removeUser(CrowdServiceImpl.java:506) [embedded-crowd-core-2.8.5-m1.jar:?]
at com.cenqua.fisheye.user.DefaultUserManager.deleteUser(DefaultUserManager.java:1261) [fisheye.jar:?]
... 173 more
Caused by: com.atlassian.crowd.exception.ApplicationPermissionException: Not allowed to delete user 'auser' from directory 'JIRA Server'.
at com.atlassian.crowd.manager.application.ApplicationServiceGeneric.removeUser(ApplicationServiceGeneric.java:817) [crowd-core-2.8.5-m1.jar:?]
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [?:1.8.0_65]
It appears that it does indeed try to delete the user from JIRA.
I have create CRC-9973
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