Bulk Update Permissions??

For the love of all that is sane, logical & time-saving, why is there no bulk-update functionality for Users/Groups in JIRA Cloud??

1 answer

0 vote

Bulk Change is a global permission you will find here:


You can also navigate to that page by clicking on the cog icon > System > Global permissions.

Thank you for your response Ignacio, but I must clarify my question, as that only addresses bulk updating issues, not users within groups. I cannot find a way to bulk update users to- or from- groups in Atlassian Cloud. A simple checkbox would be sufficient. Yet they don't even provide a checkbox for modifying users in a group. Groups usually have hundreds of users...thousands. For what reason was it determined for Jira/Confluence Cloud that checkboxes with a "Select All" option was not an important design feature?

Omitting basic checkboxes for selecting/moving Users to and from Groups is simply offensive in a product as well-known and profitable like Jira/Confluence Cloud. 

There's no such a functionality in cloud's User Management, and I agree that it can be improved, as you've suggested.

I appreciate the update, thank you for responding.

One response I've had to this problem is "you should be using roles"

That's a Microsoft answer to my mind - technically correct, as you should use roles instead of groups where ever possible, but also useless as role management is just as bulk-change unfriendly.

JFM, you may raise a new feature request here:


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Jira

5 ways you can make the most of Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

As part of the Bitbucket product team I'm always interested in better understanding what kind of impact the use of our tools have on the way you work. In a recent study we conducted of software devel...

94 views 0 5
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